Ichthyology, Batik and Indigo Dye


Using your iPad go to

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish/index.html and look through the variety of fish found in Minnesota. Choose at least four to draw¬†as realistically as possible.¬†Drawings need to be at least 8″ long. Redraw on tracing paper with a black marker using only thick and thin line.

imageBased on the line drawings use batik wax and reproduce drawings on large muslin sheets. **Safety demonstration on the use of batik wax and the studio will happen during class** Fish variations should fill muslin sheet – as if the fish are in deep water.

Once the sheet in filled with 20+fish it will be dyed in a vat of indigo dye. Sheets will be used to cover windows in the HS art studio.