LGLC Art Talks: Carol Law Conklin, Amity Farm Batik

  • When: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Lake George Land Conservancy, Bolton Landing
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Art

Learn about the ancient art of batik from Carol Law Conklin, owner of Amity Farm Batik. Carol will speak about her life leading her to this form of art and the techniques used to create it.

From her website: "Batik, an ancient method of painting on fabric with wax and dyes, is my medium. Nature, the seasons, farms and animals – especially horses – are my favorite themes. The horse expresses so much flowing movement, dynamic tension, the striving of life. Once the wax is heated it never stops flowing as it is applied with brushes to the fabric and also with the ancient tjanting tool (a copper or brass bowl with a spout) that applies lines.

I enjoy the sensuous flow of the wax, which has a will of it’s own, as it spreads into the cloth. The beeswax and paraffin has special line effects and crackling qualities. I am always excited by the magic of the wax and dyes when I iron the wax from from the fabric."

Registration is not required. Light refreshments provided. FREE. For more information please contact Sarah Hoffman at The Lake George Land Conservancy at 518-644-9673 or by e-mail (events(at)lglc.org). www.lglc.org.


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