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Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper with Jan De Jong

January 9, 2021

9am - 3:30pm* 


GFAA Gallery

1314 S Main Street

$90 Member fee

$140 Non-Member Fee (includes 1 year GFAA membership)

*Bring your own lunch



Jan De Jong, a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and the Miami Watercolor Society, has over 40 years of experience with teaching art to elementary, high school and adult students.  Students will be introduced to the materials used in watercolor batik painting on rice paper, kinwashi and discover the joys of being creative. Positive reinforcement and short affirming critiques will be used, as well as individual instruction.


Rice paper batik can help you learn the following:

  •   To simplify                                                        -  

  •   Work from lights to darks

  •   Save your whites                                         -   

  •   Understand negative space

  •   Use color theory

Supply List:

  1. Reference material to draw flowers, birds, fish or other colorful topics. Teacher will also bring many ideas and some are traceable. Please google “Images for watercolor rice paper batik.”  Explore possibilities. You may want to google “Kathy George” to look at her work.

  2. Black line drawings on white paper can be completed, or you can wait until the class.  Sizes are 8”x10” and 11” x 14”.

  3. Drawing paper. Rice paper will be provided. Dark paper for under the wax to see if it is hot enough to look clear.

  4. Ultra-fine permanent pen such as a sharpie.

  5. Watercolor paints. If you have tubes of aureolin yellow, permanent rose, cobalt blue and viridian green, please bring them. These are somewhat erasable, and the teacher will provide some if you do not have them. All other colors are your choice. All kinds of paints work, even acrylic if thinned with water. Colored sharpie pens can be used after the wax has been removed. This helps to cover runs or mistakes. 

  6. Pallet or someplace to mix colors (paper plates work).

  7. Small, medium and large watercolor/soft brushes --  #6, #10 and #14 are good, but similar sizes are fine. Teacher will provide brushes for wax.

  8. Paper towels, containers for water, and also brown paper grocery bags or newsprint. The bags are used to remove wax with irons that the teacher will provide.

  9. Matte board, poster board or just white paper. The last step is to put completed paintings on something white.


1. Payment is non-refundable. If you find you need to cancel and wish to find a replacement, it is your responsibility to find  that replacement and to obtain the funds. Please contact us first in case there is a waitlist. If you find someone yourself, please provide us with the contact information for your replacement. Class minimum is 5 and maximum is 12.

2. Questions should be directed to Katy at 

3. Your payment serves as your agreement to this cancellation policy.