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Artist Information : Sarah Hutchinson
Category : Textiles  
Preferred age groups : All age groups  
Maximum group size : 30  
Workshop Proposals : Textiles/Batik: All batik workshops use water- soluble dyes that are heat fixed, equipment complies with Health and Safety. All materials and equipment are provided.

Batik workshop: Children quickly get to grips with the basics of batik using heated wax and Tjantings (batik tools with bowl like reservoirs for the wax). They draw their design on to fabric with wax and then paint using fabric dyes. The wax acts as a resist and once ironed leaves a white drawing contained within a colourful textile. A wide variety of themes can be encompassed
Ideal for KS1 upwards.

School feedback:
“We were extremely impressed with all aspects of the workshop. The quality of the resources and work produced was fantastic, therefore, good value for money. The organization was straightforward which made life easier! Sarah was absolutely brilliant with the children, who, most importantly, had an awesome day! All in all, excellent! We hope to use her again next year.” – Bridgewater Primary School

"Sarah pitched the workshop perfectly for our year 5s. Gorgeous colourful results!" - Roysia Middle School

"We found Sarah well organised and prepared for the workshop. She had an excellent rapport with both teachers and students. Her instructions, demonstrations and examples were clear and inspiring. Overall, we were very pleased with the workshop and the results. We talked about Sarah coming again next year. Thank you" - International School of Nice

"Sarah was kind, patient and very clear. The children responded really well to her. The work was challenging enough to keep the children focused and rewarding when finished. The children were proud of the finished product, which they shared with their families during parents evening (very striking display power!). Sarah made it easy for us by bringing in and setting up all the materials, choosing the ideas for making the Batik patterns, and clearing up/tidying up at the end of the day. A very enjoyable and rewarding experience, thank you!" - New Bradwell School  
Qualifications :
BA Hons Degree in Illustration Design & Communications (The Polytechnic of Central London)
BTEC National Diploma - Art & Design
Foundation Course - Art & Design (South Devon College of Arts & Technology)  
Location Info : East Anglia  
Work Experience : 1991 - 1994: Workshops for schools and community groups in Lincolnshire
1994 - 1998: Arts Programme Co-ordinator for Wysing Arts. Developed a programme of workshops for children and adults within Wysing Art Centre as well as out-reach projects with schools.
1998 - 2006: Co-ordinated workshops for Artists in Schools
2006 - to date: Printmaking and Batik workshops in schools  
For more information, or to check the availablity of Sarah Hutchinson, please use the schools enquiry form