4 Day Batique Techniques with Muffy Clark Gill Workshop

(Please bring a lunch each day as you don’t want to miss out on any fun time!)

Have you been interested in trying a new painting process but have been afraid to learn? This workshop is about using the batik (Indonesian style wax resist painting) and rozome (Japanese style batik) wax and dye painting processes to create unique artwork on fabric that can be used on everyday household objects, clothing or works of art! Play with tjaps (Indonesian printing blocks), tjanting tools, brushes, stencils, and other waxing techniques so that you have a variety of tools to create artwork that is uniquely yours. I will also show you how to mount your finished work for display. We will work with environmentally friendly soy/beeswax and acid dyes for vivid colors. Good for silk painters, fiber artists and artists who would like to work in fiber so they can add new techniques and ideas to their toolkit.

$600 per day for the four-day workshop teacher fee or $575 pp for individual instruction, 2 or more $300 each, plus $60 supply fee pp for instructor provided supplies: plus meals, and travel expenses from Naples, Florida.

Number of participants:

8-10 minimum 6
Age: 15+
Experience Level: All levels.


Questions? Muffy@muffyclarkgill.com
(239) 253-8827

Instructor provided supplies

Professional wax brush, 1 Japanese dye brush, stencil materials, posterboard for stencil cutting Tjaps, soy/beeswax, acid dyes and mounting materials.

Required supplies
  • Any Japanese wax or dye brushes or Indonesian wax tools if you own
  • Pencil, eraser, and sketchbook
  • Some of your own designs and symbols for reference
  • Scissors and Xacto knife with extra blades
  • Masking tape
  • Cutting surface (if you have one)
  • 2-3 yds of white medium-weight (14mm+) 100% silk fabric, prewashed (Can use Dawn or Synthrapol). Please make sure they are ironed before use! Suitable silks are Crepe de Chine, Dupioni, Silk Broadcloth (Thai #19c), preferably 12mm or higher thread count. Bring some extra silk scarves if you like, prewashed as well.
  • 2 small clean white towels (Dollar store or similar)
  • wooden stretcher bars or commercial system for stretching silk scarves (May bring a second stretcher if you know you want to do a lot of work)

Fabric sources are:

  • Pro Chemical & Dye: https://prochemicalanddye.net
  • Thai Silks www.thaisilks.com
  • Dharma Trading: www.dharmatrading.com
  • Aljo Mfg. Company: http://aljodye.com/main.html

Who Is Muffy?

Muffy Clark Gill , MSP, is an award-winning artist who has worked in the batik process for almost 50 years. She became acquainted with batik while visiting Kampala, Uganda as a teenager in high school. There she attended an art exposition featuring artwork using the batik process. Smitten with batik, she returned to the states to learn more about this ancient style of artwork. Muffy has a BFA from Boston University in Graphic Design, and a Master Silk Painter designation awarded by Silk Painters International. She has taken workshops with well-known instructors including rozome artist Kiranada Sterling Benjamin, Nigerian batik artist Gassali Andeymo, fiber artist Jane Dunnewold, indigo/shibori/katazome in Japan with artist Bryan Whitehead, and sasheko artist Atsushi Fujiyama.

Muffy recently had a solo exhibition at the Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens in Orlando, Florida, and a joint exhibition at the Alliance for the Arts in Ft. Myers, Florida. A series featuring her mixed media wall hangings created during Covid19 has been seen in several regional and national exhibitions. Other major exhibitions have included: “Stitched” at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta,Florida, “Intertwined” by the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, and “Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2020” at Florida CraftArt Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida. Previously her work was on display in the 22nd Floor Florida State Capitol Gallery, South Florida State College, Avon Park, Florida, “Florida Contemporary 2015”, at the Baker Museum of Art in Naples, Florida as well as the “2015 National Fiber Directions Exhibition” in Wichita, Kansas.

She is a member of the UK base Batik Guild, board member of Silk Painters International, and the National Association of Women Artists, a professional organization of artists nominated by their peers.

Get In Touch
1004 Ridge Street Naples, FL 34103
Work Inquiries
muffy@muffyclarkgill.com