Masterclass with Els van Baarle, Batik Artist from The Netherlands

Many of you have had the opportunity to work with Els at previous workshops at FibreWorks or other venues. Els is a highly respected international artist and teacher and this masterclass provides a great opportunity to explore in depth, the techniques of working with wax on cloth and on paper, incorporating various dye/wax/print techniques to create unique art pieces.

Els is available to return to FibreWorks in May 2013 to provide a “master class” in the art of batik.  This would be a 3-day session. Els has given us a general description of how she would structure the class:

  • Masterclass working with wax and dye

  • Each student will work on her own theme.

  • Participants will  be encouraged to develop a design from inspiration.

  • There will be exercises  on color and design: these exercises will take one hour each day.

  • Subjects are: focal point, balance, picture frame, foreground/background , complimentary colors.

  • We will look at the contrasts of colors as in the color theory from Johannes Itten.

Contact for the Event: Yvonne Stowell,

Website: www.elsvanbaarle.com

Location : FibreWorks Studio and Gallery, Pender Harbour, BC, Canada

Time: May 2013 – Exact Dates TBA

Cost: TBA -Preliminary calculations appear that the class would cost approx. $500 for the 3 days.

If you are interested, could you please contact Yvonne asap at There are various nearby accommodations available in Pender Harbour – Yvonne can help you with that.

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