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Masterpieces of the Oral and Indangible Heritage of Humanity/ Indonesian Batik

image (7)image (5)THE IONION CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND CULTURE
PROUDLY ACCEPTS THE PROPOSAL OF
THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA IN ATHENS
TO PERFORM INDONESIAN BATIK WORKSHOP DURING JUNE 2015 .
ORGANIZER : Department of Information, Social and Culture, Embassy of Indonesia in Athens, in cooperation with Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia, part of the 2015 International Art’s Program under the title :
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VENUE:The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Greek Island Kefalonia.
ELIGIBILITY : Inviting participants from the islands Kefalonia /Ithaca and all over the World .
Acceptable individuals or groups, amateurs or experts, schools, students and artists.
Sessions will be organized in specified classes, based on the experience ,age, art experience requirements of the participants.
INSTRUCTORS : Professionals in the Art of Indonesian Batik- staff of the Indonesian Embassy in Athens.
THEME: Basic Batik Techniques: Theory and Practice.
TIME : JUNE 2015 (June 9th to June11th )
PROGRAM/ DETAILS: The program includes two parts:
1. introduction/ on screen presentation of the Indonesian Art of BATIK
2. practice.
Each day session will be a complete program including theory and practice.
Morning program 09.00 am – 13.00pm, Evening program 17.00 pm – 21.00
[Included coffee breaks ]
ENROLMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS : application for participation
– by phone call at +30 26710 41126
– by email :info@ionionartscenter.gr,
– by web application at the web -address: http://goo.gl/forms/q2f8aD9uzk)
APPLICATION FEES: euro 10, to be fully offered to the Orphanage house of the Island Kefalonia. Schools participations are acceptable free of fee.
TUITION FEES : The workshop is kindly offered free of tuition fees to Kefalonia, Ithaca and the International Art’s Community by the Indonesian Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Athens.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT : Kindly offered free by the Indonesian Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Athens
DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS: no deadline

INFORMATION : www.ionionartscenter.gr
CONTACT :info@ionionartscenter.gr
ionionartscenter@gmail.com

INDONESIAN BATIK WORKSHOP
A. DESCRIPTION OF BATIK

Indonesian batik is a traditional handcrafted textile rich in intangible cultural values, passed down for generations in Java and elsewhere since the early 19th century, and more widely since the mid 1980s. Batik patterns and motifs process deep symbolism related to social status, local community, nature, history and cultural heritage.
In October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

B. EQUIPMENT
1. Canting
2. Wax
3. Small Wok
4. Small stove
5. Cotton material cloth
6. Wood ring
7. Cotton buds
8. Colors
9. Bucket
10. Gloves

C. BASIC STEPS OF MAKING BATIK

Batik is made by applying dots and lines of hot wax to cloth using a copper pen-like instrument (canting tulis). The wax is later removed by boiling and/or scraping, repeating the process for each color. The entire process is carried out by hand, mostly as cottage industry.

Step 1 Waxing

Apply the wax over the penciled-in outline of the pattern. In general, the original cloth is white or beige.

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Step 2 Coloring

Coloring cloth in the area of the cloth where the wax was not applied, using cotton buds or the cloth is dyed in the watering color. In this case, after the cloth is dry we apply a water glass to keep the color. The area of the cloth where the wax was applied, in Step 1 will remain white.

Step 3 Drying

After the cloth dry, the wax removed by boiling.

Organized by:
Department of Information, Social and Culture, Embassy of Indonesia in Athens, in cooperation with Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia.

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