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Modern Batik & Design

Modern Batik is a refined East African technique where wax is applied to fabric using water-soluble dyes, this repackaged application enhances the detail of an image on fabric with wax and dyes. The effect that can be achieved through resistant dyeing often results in amazing, unpredictable textures and tones. Modern Batik designs can be complicated or as simple as the artist desires. The main goal, when working with Modern Batik art, is to enjoy the medium and allow the versatility of wax and dyes to reveal itself gradually on fabric. The Modern Batik technique is fun and easy to experiment with. Modern Batik allows for personal mentorship, artistic discovery, creativity, and self-expression. Additionally, this technique is an effective strategy that is engaging and therapeutic to participants of all ages and skill levels. Modern Batik is taught in several different levels: Expressive Explorations (Intro), Intermediate & Advance including specialty workshops such as Tote bags, Clothing & Murals!

Original Images & Pieces by Deon Best

Midnight Reign ©

Hypnotic © 

Crayon Jungle (tote bag) ©

Cerebral Concerto © is inspired by the graceful movement of butterflies. In this piece, butterflies represent hope & a renewing of one’s mind. Similar to the musical composition of instruments in orchestras, Cerebral Concerto brings to life, the fluttering thoughts within us all. Through the QR code, viewers have the opportunity to watch these boldly coloured butterflies harmonize to create a healthy and vibrant mind.

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