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Batik Painting Course/Workshop at Singapore Visual Arts Centre!

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Have you ever wanted to learn Batik Painting but don’t know anything about it? Well, then you are in luck for you can discover the captivating world of Batik Painting with the Singapore Visual Arts Centre! Our beginner-friendly Batik Painting workshop provides you with a comprehensive understanding of this ancient art form, covering both its techniques and rich history. Ideal for bonding with friends, family, or colleagues, our workshops offer hands-on experience and professional guidance for creating stunning Batik Handkerchiefs or large murals and more. All batik painting materials are provided, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable Batik Painting experience. Unveil your creative side with us and take home a batik painting masterpiece that will impress and delight!

Batik mural painting team bonding workshop- customised size according to no. of pax & theme

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Design your own Individual Batik handkerchief painting 

What is Batik Painting?

But first, here is a brief introduction to the world of batik:

You do not use pen and paper for batik. Instead, you use cloth instead of paper, and wax instead of ink. When beginning a piece of batik work, you would draw a sketch using pencils of the design desired. Then, you would use a wax funnel – a tjanting, filled with hot melted wax, to trace over the patterns on the cloth. This type of batik art is known as batik tulis – which means writing, completely using wax by hand with the tjanting tool. From this batik tjanting method, you can see the changes in the variation in size and shapes of the wax flowing.


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Batik painting participants proudly displaying their batik handkerchief artwork

Originated from Java, Indonesia, Batik is an ancient traditional art form cherished across Asia. This unique craft involves a wax-resist dyeing technique, where hot wax is applied to fabric using a ‘canting’ tool. The wax blocks the dye from reaching the fabric, allowing for intricate patterns and designs to emerge. Once the desired design is complete, the fabric is submerged in boiling water or heated with an iron to remove the wax, unveiling the vibrant colours underneath. Batik has evolved into a deeply rooted cultural symbol and a beloved form of artistic expression throughout Asia.

Visual Arts Centre Batik Painting Workshop

This batik workshop requires no formal knowledge or background in art, we ask only for your passion and interest in the subject. Batik painting is a unique heritage of Southeast Asia and produces wonderful results. Not only is Batik easy to learn, but anyone can use the technique to produce beautiful pieces of art. 

Invite your colleagues from around the world to try new batik mural painting and bring back batik handkerchief painting as souvenir!

Not to mention, during our batik workshop, you will be introduced to batik techniques by our professionally trained batik teachers. Our batik instructor will demonstrate how to use the wax before guiding the students individually to avoid confusion. Furthermore, you’ll receive step by step guidance from the teachers to create the batik piece you envisioned. 

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Why Sign Up To Our Batik Painting Workshop?

Simple And Fuss Free Workshop!

Although the Singapore Visual Arts Centre offers a plethora of art workshops, our batik painting workshop is one of the most popular. Batik painting is a unique heritage of Southeast Asia and produces wonderful results. Not only is Batik easy to learn, but anyone can use the technique to produce beautiful pieces of art. Not to mention, during our workshop, you will be introduced to such techniques by our professionally trained teachers. Our instructor will demonstrate how to use the wax before guiding the students individually to avoid confusion. Furthermore, you’ll receive step by step guidance from the teachers to create exactly what you envisioned.

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Our workshops can be tailored according to your event requirements. You can bring your friends or your entire company to the Visual Arts Centre Singapore for a few hours of relaxing bonding time. All materials will be provided so you won’t have to bring anything at all! In addition, you can take breaks anytime during the workshop as free refreshments and snacks are provided.


Great Venue

The workshop is held at the gallery of the Visual Arts Centre Singapore. You can relax in a spacious yet cozy glass room located just outside Dhoby Ghaut MRT exit A. The Visual Arts Centre is surrounded by greenery and allows natural sunlight to enter the gallery.

What will you learn from this Batik Painting workshop?

  1. Materials knowledge, brief history of Batik Painting 
  2. Compositional skills, brushworks, wax drawing techniques – through learning:
  • Floral pattens such as, frangipani, hibiscus and lilies. Curves decorating on textiles with curves, colour and looser lines.
  • Introduction to various batik designs and appreciate a few traditional patterns
  • Creating of own unique batik designs
  • Bring home a complete batik design handkerchief size 30cm by 30cm
Our Studios!
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Address: 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469 Exit from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B and turn left, we are there in 30m!
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Address: AZ@Paya Lebar, 140 Paya Lebar Road, #03-04, Singapore 409105

Exit from Macpherson MRT Station Exit A and turn left, we are right across the road, 1 minute walk away!

Do call/WhatsApp us at 6255 0711 or email [email protected] if you have any enquiries!

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