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PHOTOS: Batik egg decorating class at the Meredith Gallery

  • Jennifer Schwartz hugs her daughter Zoe, 8, while they wait for their eggs to dry. Six people attended Judi Lemaire's Batik egg decorating class at the Meredith Gallery on March 17, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Jennifer Schwartz hugs her daughter Zoe, 8, while they wait for their eggs to dry. Six people attended Judi Lemaire's Batik egg decorating class at the Meredith Gallery on March 17, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • An egg is lifted out of red dye during Judi Lemaire's Batik egg decorating class. Geometric designs are drawn with wax with a special tool on a plain white egg. The egg is dyed and then new designs are drawn on places where the color wants to be preserved. The process of dyeing and waxing is repeated several times with different colors to create a complex motif. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    An egg is lifted out of red dye during Judi Lemaire's Batik egg decorating class. Geometric designs are drawn with wax with a special tool on a plain white egg. The egg is dyed and then new designs are drawn on places where the color wants to be preserved. The process of dyeing and waxing is repeated several times with different colors to create a complex motif.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • After all the layers of dye and wax are applied, the egg is drained through a small hole made at the bottom of the egg. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    After all the layers of dye and wax are applied, the egg is drained through a small hole made at the bottom of the egg.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • One of the eggs sits on a small rack inside a toaster oven to melt the wax. Once it is removed, the egg gets several coats of glaze are applied. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    One of the eggs sits on a small rack inside a toaster oven to melt the wax. Once it is removed, the egg gets several coats of glaze are applied.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Wolfeboro artist Judi Lemaire during class. <br/><br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Wolfeboro artist Judi Lemaire during class.


    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Jennifer Schwartz hugs her daughter Zoe, 8, while they wait for their eggs to dry. Six people attended Judi Lemaire's Batik egg decorating class at the Meredith Gallery on March 17, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • An egg is lifted out of red dye during Judi Lemaire's Batik egg decorating class. Geometric designs are drawn with wax with a special tool on a plain white egg. The egg is dyed and then new designs are drawn on places where the color wants to be preserved. The process of dyeing and waxing is repeated several times with different colors to create a complex motif. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • After all the layers of dye and wax are applied, the egg is drained through a small hole made at the bottom of the egg. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • One of the eggs sits on a small rack inside a toaster oven to melt the wax. Once it is removed, the egg gets several coats of glaze are applied. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Wolfeboro artist Judi Lemaire during class. <br/><br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

While Judi Lemaire practices her art year round, her workshop calendar picks up steam around the spring and Easter time. Lemaire specializes in Batik egg decorating and over the thirty years of her specialization has developed different motifs for the medium. Six people attended her workshop at the Meredith Gallery last weekend to learn and leave with creations of their own.

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