Porridge Batik

Workshop: Porridge Batik

In this workshop we will shake up the traditional way of doing Batik and create hand painted fabrics using porridge and fabric paint.
With Munya Makosa and Rozanne Myburgh

Batik is an old and amazing textile design technique where patterns are created using wax or dye-resistant substances which are then hand painted. These fabrics can be used to make dresses, shirts, duvet covers, curtains or even bags. A tradition of making batik is found in various countries, including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria; the batik of Indonesia, however, is the best-known.
In this workshop we are going to use a technique called porridge Batik. Cooked porridge will be used in squeeze bottles to make drawing the design easier. The fabric gets painted with fabric paint when the porridge is dry. And you go home with a unique skill and a very special piece of fabric.

The details

Saturday 15 July, 14:00-17:00
Lefika La Phodiso Main Studio, 2nd Floor, CMI Building, Corner Hillside and Empire Road.
R450/R350 Lefika La Phodiso students and alumni (Including all materials, tea and light snacks)
Places are limited and payment secures your booking, please book by sending an email with your proof of payment to Happy Bapela at happy.lefika@gmail.com
It is open to all age groups, although children must be accompanied by an adult.

About the facilitators

Munya Makosa is an artist, Community Art Counsellor and Lefika La Phodiso Trainer that has been involved in community work for many years. He holds a higher National Diploma in Textile Designing from Bulawayo Polytechnical College. He is passionate about working with people of all ages and is currently involved in Lefika La Phodiso’s Open Studio project in Braamfontein.


Rozanne Myburgh is a qualified drama therapist, registered at the HPCSA. She currently works at Lefika La Phodiso – Community Art Counselling and Training Institute as a Training Coordinator as well as running a private practice and offering a Drama Club in Lefika’s Open Studio. After completing her MA in Drama therapy with distinction at the University of Witwatersrand‘s Drama For Life, she spent a year and a half at Ububele Educational & Psychotherapy Trust in Alexandra, Johannesburg. She is also a qualified Expressive Movement Facilitator and offers Free Flow movement meditation classes. Rozanne is the incoming chair of SAAD (South African Association of Drama Therapists), on the working committee of SANATO (South African Network of Arts Therapists Organisation) and a member of IPCP (Institute for Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy). She loves working with groups and individuals and believes in the creative arts therapies as an important healing tool.

Payment details

Lefika Banking Details: Standard Bank
Account Name: Lefika la Phodiso: Art Therapy Centre
Branch code: 004205 (Jan Smuts Branch, JHB)
Account number: 422271896
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ

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