Canajoharie Nirmal Arts Academy 2018

This year I taught an “Egg Batik” course for one week. I had only three students, so it was a very cosy and comfortable work space. It was a great experience, very inspiring, and also very useful for the future.

I refuse to teach “one egg pattern suits all”, and so for each class I have prepared for my students a variety of (100% traditional) patterns within the same basic framework to choose from. It was great, because I was amazed to see how different people chose very different styles of egg patterns, and so it just confirmed for me that it is worth putting in extra work to be able to provide some variety. In the future, I will probably reduce the number of patterns to choose from (instead of almost 20 per class, it will probably be enough to have about 8). It was also great to see after two or three days the students going off into the books, looking for other patterns, or for inspirations for their own eggs.

Here’s a video about several classes, mine is the first clip, starts at about 50 sec.

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