Batik & Natural Dyes in Bali
with Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam
30 January to 10 February 2017
Space limited to 12 participants
We have known
Nia and Ismoyo
since the 1990s and have always been fans of both their work and the cultural integrity of their practice. Through Ismoyo's family heritage, their creative process draws directly from traditional practices of Javanese batik. Through Nia's educational background they have developed a process for sharing the foundations of this creative practice.
As Ismoyo says, "Creativity is the source of knowledge." Of all the weavers, dyers and artists we work with, Ismoyo and Nia are the best able to articulate the embodied knowledge they have obtained from their immersion in their tradition and practice.
What is so exciting about having them teach with us in Bali is that their workshop will offer so much to so many: the batik beginner will get patient teaching from master artists in their own language; advanced batik artists will get peer-to-peer technical insights; all will benefit from the Java's traditional insights on the creative process; and all will learn about Indonesia's natural dye processes from our own master dyers, Komang and Wayan, at the Threads of Life dye studio and botanical garden.
And rather than rushing the whole experience, we have scheduled two weeks for the workshop: five days in the studio, two days off over the weekend (with other options), and five more studio days.
Participation promises to be truly transformative!