Course code MatZ2042

Credit points 4.50

Textile Dyeing and Decoration

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation27.02.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Mechanics and Design

Course developers

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Iveta Līce-Zikmane

Dr. paed.

author lect.

Jeļena Jēkabsone

Bc. art.

author lect.

Liene Pčolka

Bc. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

MākZ1004, Composition and Colour Studies I

MākZ2016, Composition and Colour Studies II

MākZ3026, Drawing

MatZ1006, Material Science (Textile)

Replaced course

MatZB009 [GMTRB009] Textile Dyeing and Decoration

Course abstract

The study course acquaints students with textile dyeing technologies: batik, silk screen, linocut and block printing. It provides knowledge about the technological implementation of singular dyeing technologies, the mutual compatibility and decoration of fabric and colour, the usage of different materials and the aspects of the dyeing process. It characterizes tie batik and wax batik, silk screen, linocut and block printing special features, its composite solutions in the context of design. It acquaints with product recycling possibilities. Particular attention is paid to the development of students' creative activity.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge and understanding about textile dyeing technologies: batik: batik, silk screen, linocut and block printing, its theoretical aspects and technological methods, and multiform contemporary use – presentation.
Skills to analyse, compare and evaluate the mutual interaction of textile and dyeing technologies. The ability to choose colours according to the fabric and technology. The ability to make applied artistic work from design to product, to dye textile according to decoration technologies. The ability to use batik types according to the chosen composition and expression means. The ability to evaluate product recycling possibilities – laboratory works.
Competence – ability to make creative, practical and modern works. Ability to make a decision in choice and implementation of textile dyeing technologies. Ability to evaluate one's own and creative work development processes of others -independent creative works.

Course Content(Calendar)

Full time intramural studies:
1. Textile in today's environment. Textile decoration. Their characteristics. Tools and materials for dying. Labor protection. - lect. 1h
2.Textile (yarn, fabric) dyeing. The unity of colour and material. – lect. 2h
3.Types of batik. Technological techniques of tie batik. Arrangements of different lines. Squares. Circles. Stitched batik. Block batik. Basic features. Multiple colouring. Bleaching. Creative solutions. Tie batik in rectangular work. Variations of design. – lect. 2h; labor. 6h
Laboratory works (exercises, synthesis of tie, poster)
4.Creative work in tie batik. – labor. 5h
Independent creative work (tie batik)
5.Techniques of wax batik. Gradual, painting and mixed batik. Its technological techniques. – lect. 2h; labor. 3h
Laboratory works (wax batik)
6. Analysis of creative tie and wax batik works. – lect. 1h; labor. 1h
7. The essence of textile silk screen printing. Knowledge of technology. Basic features. Techniques. Practical solutions. – lect. 2h; labor. 2h
8. Textile silk screen printing variations. Creating a graphic drawing and preparing it for printing. The combination of different technologies. Creative interpretation of design. – lect.3; labor.3h
Laboratory works
9. Creative work in textile silk screen printing. – labor. 6h
Independent creative work (silk screen printing)
10. Textile printing with linocut plate. Knowledge of technology. Techniques. Practical solutions. – lect. 1h; labor. 2h
11. Textile block printing. Techniques. Practical solutions.- lect. 1h; labor. 2h
12. Textile painting with colors. Combination of different technologies.- lect. 1h; labor. 2h
Laboratory works (linocut and block printing)

Part time extramural studies:

All topics specified for full time studies are accomplished, but the number of contact hours is one half of the number specified in the calendar

Requirements for awarding credit points

Test with mark.
Requirements for passing the test:
1.Attended 80% of classes.
2. Successfully developed and defended laboratory works (mark).
3. Successfully developed and defended independent creative works (mark).

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

1. To complete the laboratory work of each technology started in the lesson (according to the task).
2. To develop creative works according to specific tasks (tie batik, wax batik, silk screen printing, block and linocut printing).

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

A test with a mark on a 10-point scale is provided at the end of the course.
1.Ability to develop creative works according to the requirements (creativity of the work, idea, artistic expression, qualitative performance of the technique, generalization of design).
2. Presentation skills.
3. Work organization skills - inclusion in deadlines

Compulsory reading

1. Bartel M. Composition and Design. Pieejams:
2. Diy Shibori Indigo Dyeing. Pieejams:
3. How to Screen Print a Cotton Fabric by Hand. Pieejams:
4. Howard E. Block Print Magic: The Essential Guide to Designing, Carving, and Taking Your Artwork Further with Relief Printing. Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2019. 144 p.
5. Indigo Dye Technique Tutorial 7 [clases 5-14]. Pieejams:
6. Karoseviča A. Mājturība. Batika. Māc. līdz. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998. 246 lpp.
7. Lino printed textiles. Pieejams:
8. Wax Batik Techniques. Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Batik Basics. Pieejams:
2. Batik, the Traditional Fabric of Indonesia. Pieejams:
3. DIY Silk Screen – bez gaismošanas. Pieejams:
4. How to tie dye. Pieejams:
5. Screen Printing. Pieejams:
6. Silk Screen Printin DIY. Pieejams:
7. Bunkers T. Stempel, Walzen & Schablonen. 52 Ideen fūr selbstgemachte Druckwerkzeuge. Haupt; 1., Auflage, 2011. 144 S.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Kunst. EE. Magazine of Art and Visual Culture in Estonia. Pieejams: Online ISSN 1406-6335.
2. Studija. Pieejams: Online ISSN: 1407-3404.
3. International Journal of Art & Design Education. Pieejams: Online ISSN: 1476-8070.


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