Batik Workshop: Inspired by Nature (CANCELLED)

When:
May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 am – May 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
2017-05-20T07:30:00-05:00
2017-05-21T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
Grand Bay NERR
6005 Bayou Heron Rd
Moss Point, MS 39562
USA
Cost:
$60
Contact:
Avery Sward
(228) 697- 0553

Unfortunately, we are having to cancel the Batik Workshop this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

May is a special month at the Grand Bay NERR when animals are active and flowers and trees express vibrant colors. This creates an opportunity to explore the NERR’s beautiful salt marshes and pine savanna habitats. We will connect with nature to find inspiration and infuse it with our batik art. The instructor for this batiking workshop is Grand Bay NERR’s Director, Dr. Ayesha Gray, ecologist and artist. Artists have the option of immersing themselves in their surroundings by staying the night in the Grand Bay NERR’s dorms. We invite any and all skill levels to attend and create Reserve-inspired batik art!

$60 for workshop
+ $15 for one night dorm stay
Space limited to 16 participants!

For more information and registration, contact Ms. Avery Sward

Avery.Sward@dmr.ms.gov or (228) 697- 0553

 

Saturday

7:30a – 8:00a                  Check in for dorms & pay for workshop

Breakfast provided by NERR

8:00a – 8:30a                  Introductions & “Finding Your Inspiration” talk in Large Classroom

8:30a – 11:30a               Kayak tour through the Reserve’s bayous, salt marshes, and salt pannes

11:30a – 12:00p           Brown bag lunch (bring your own) in Large Classroom/Outdoors

12:00p – 1:30p             Guided nature tour along trails and walk through the woods for inspiration

1:30p – 6:00p                 Batik session with Dr. Ayesha Gray

6:30p – until                   We will carpool to “Jacks by the Tracks” for a dutch dinner. Reservation at 6:30.

*(Optional) Late night dessert party: for people staying in the dorms, make and bring your favorite dessert to share with others staying in the dorms.

 

Sunday

8:00a – 8:30a                  Breakfast provided by NERR

8:30a – 9:00a                  Painting touch ups (minor details only!)

9:00a – 11:00a               Wax over painted portions of design

11:00a – 12:00p           Choose dye color, prepare dye bath, add pieces to dye bath

12:00p – 1:00p             Lunch provided by NERR

1:00p – 3:00p                 Finish dye process, rinse, iron, and hang pieces

3:00p – 5:00p                 Photograph pieces, group photo, pick a piece to donate to NERR, checkout of dorms, and clean up

**Schedule is subject to change

 

Things you will need to bring:

Lunch for Saturday

Long pants and long sleeves

Hat and sunglasses

Bug repellent and sunscreen

Water bottle

Closed-toed walking shoes

Closed-toed water shoes

 

Things you  may want to bring:

Your own drawing materials

Camera/phone

Dessert to share in the evening

Board/card games

 

 

If you stay in the dorms:

Linens for XL Twin bed or sleeping bag

Pillow

Towel/washcloth

Toiletries

Payment

 

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