Art classes

Cocoa Village art classes:

The studio is build in the middle of cocoa garden. It has been put up because of Tjasas needs. Tjasa is academic painter, graphic and illustrator. She spend a lot of time working with children.

The studio is used as a place for painting, screen print and batik art classes. In the future we would like to have a small library for the local children and youth.

The visitors of Cocoa village can spend the day to experiment with wax and colours together with Tajas in art classes. They can produce their own fabric called batik.

About Batik:

Batik  is a technique of manual wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired. We will teach you how to make batik in our art classes.

About screenprint:

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink through the mesh openings to wet the substrate during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, or other material. We will teach you how to make your own screen printed postcard in our art classes.