Masterclass: Batik Dyeing Workshop

When: Saturday 18 March, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Where: Workshop within the Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA.

Price: $120 ($108 moMAMA / Concession)

Learn the traditional art of Thai Batik dyeing in this full day masterclass with local Thai artist, Jinni Oupatham.

Fall in love with this traditional art form as Jinni shares her skill and passion for Batik. Experience a new way of applying painting skills as you decorate a scarf-sized piece of cotton. (150cm x 40cm)

Techniques covered include:

  • Design and planning of project
  • Application of wax to fabric using a traditional canting tool
  • Blending dyes and painting techniques
  • Finishing techniques and dye fixing

Students are encouraged to think about their project ahead of time and come prepared with sketches and ideas. The cotton piece can be finished as a scarf, or sewn into a wall hanging, pillow slips, fabric bunting, table runner, clothing panel, or another project of your choosing.

Course fee includes all materials, and afternoon tea. A break will be taken for lunch.  

A sample scarf is available in ShopMAMA to view.

Maximum 10 participants.  If this masterclass is booked out, please contact us and we will put your name on a waiting list for another session.

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Meet the Tutor - Jinni Oupatham

Portrait of Thai Batik painting artist Jinyapa Oupatham

Jinni Oupatham has been a practicing Thai Batik artist for 20 years. 

After completing a Bachelor in Fine Arts at Silpakon University in Bangkok, Jinni fell in love with the traditional Batik painting techniques while studying under a Thai Batik master.  Although adept in a variety of traditional artforms, including shadow puppetry, drawing and painting, Jinni has returned to Batik throughout her life as a consistent source of joy. 

Professionally, Jinni worked in fashion design, and remains passionate about the Thai fashion industry. Specialising in graphic design for textiles, Jinni creates traditional Thai designs for international brands. Her commercial work has been exported around the world from simple sarongs to dresses and beach wear.

Following her move to Australia, Jinni has continued to produce hand-made batik designs, selling for a number of years at the Salamanca markets in Hobart before moving to Albury. Here, she continues her interest in both graphic design and traditional Thai artforms.