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FDES 3109 Textile Design: Batik
CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Art History
Other Subject Area: Fashion Design
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART 311 / FDES 3109
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90
Required Supplies: During orientation, students will receive a list of textbooks they are required to purchase. Students will be expected to provide their own supplies from a supply list. Instructors will supply the lists during the first week of classes. Students should not purchase any texts and/or supplies before orientation.
This textile design course focuses on batik and covers the techniques of wax resist, paste resist, silk painting, and the tied and shaped resist processes of Shibori. The projects are designed to instruct ways of controlling the image-making process by solving color and design problems through the manipulation of the resists and dye bath sequences. Course includes familiarization with dyes and the introduction of other fiber techniques for finishing and embellishment of the fabrics, such as quilting, sewing, etc.