Indonesian Community in USA: 01 APR - Indonesian Batik Workshop

Monday, April 01, 2013

01 APR - Indonesian Batik Workshop

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington DC presents Indonesian Batik Workshop for Art Teachers. This workshop will equip Art Teachers and Educators with the knowledge, philosophy and techniques of Indonesian Batik as one of art learning references.
  1. When:
    April 1-2, 2013
    10.00 am—03.00 pm
  2. Venue :
    The Embassy of Indonesia
    2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW
    Washington DC 20036
  4. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Workshop.
  5. Dress-code: casual/comfortable clothing, shoes (no sandals).
Program will include:
  • Introduction to history of batik from various regions in Indonesia.
  • Introduction to Batik “Peace, Love, and Hope” Project.
  • Introduction to the tools and equipment for hand and cap batik.
  • Basic hand batik practice/traditional batik exercise.
  • Exercise ”Peace, Love, and Hope” designs.
  • Napthol dye demonstration
Indonesian Batik

The word batik comes from Javanese and Malay words amba (‘to write’) and titik (‘dot’ or ‘point’). The term batik has two meanings: first, the painting and coloring of textiles using the traditional practice of dying cloth through the wax resist method; and second, cloth that has been dyed using the batik method. This art of designing textiles is wide spread in the Hindu and Malay world, and has become an integral part of Indonesia’s cultural identity.

Batik is worn by everyone throughout Indonesia: at home, at school, and in offices, as well as for weddings and other formal events. In October 2009, UNESCO included Indonesian batik in its list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has since called for the internationalization of batik.


Washington DC, 1 – 2 April 2013
Workshop Day 1
Monday, 1 April 2013
09.30am-09.50am Registration
10:00am -12.00 • Opening
• Video Remarks by Amb. Dino Patti Djalal
• Video of Indonesian Batik and Batik Making Process
• Introduction to history of batik from various regions in Indonesia
12.00 -01.00 pm • Lunch (provided)
• American Batik Video
01:00 -03.00 pm • Basic hand batik practice/Traditional batik exercise
• Introduction to the tools and equipment for cap batik
• Napthol dye demonstration
Workshop Day 2
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
10:00am -12.00 • Introduction to "Batik Making” and “Peace, Love, and Hope" project.
• Creating batik designs: "Peace, Love, and Hope".
12.00 -01.00 pm Lunch (provided)
01:00 -03.00 pm • Batik Making and Completing Batik Pieces
• Evaluation
• Photo Session
• Closing

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