Visual Arts Centre

Batik Handkerchief Painting Workshop

Batik Painting

Batik Handkerchief Painting Workshop 2023

Batik Painting is a fun and exciting group activity to introduce to your friends, family or even coworkers for some relaxing bonding time! 

Visual Arts Centre offers Batik Handkerchief Painting for individual or large murals which you can take home or hang in your office, all materials will be provided along with a spacious venue and professional guidance!

Batik Painting Workshop

What is Batik?

Originated from Java, Indonesia, Batik is a traditional art formed by a unique wax-resist dyeing technique.

Batik has become a means of artistic expression for many people in Asia and has become deeply entrenched in the Asian culture. Batik is done when hot wax beads or blocks are melted over fire. The hot wax is then scooped up with the canting and used to draw on the fabric. Fabric dyes is then painted on the fabric, with the applied wax resisting the dyes. When the colouring is completed, remove the applied wax by submerging the cloth in boiling water, hairdryer or using an iron to melt the wax.


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. 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. 


Batik Painting and Batik Handkerchief workshop
Batik Painting

What will you learn from the 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 

Join us for our Batik Handkerchief Painting Workshop!

 This workshop is suitable for anyone with a passion for Art or specifically, Batik Painting. Suitable for students of 12 years and up, any younger learners will require an adult’s accompaniment! Contact us for any queries or to find an alternative class for Batik painting. 
Batik Painting Workshop

For registration or any enquiries, please contact 6255 0711 / 67332155 or drop us an email at

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!

Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut

Address: 10 Penang Rd, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469

Exit from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B and turn left, walk to the sheltered walkway and follow our signs !

Workshop Details

Creating your own Batik design handkerchief: 

Date & Time: Enquire now! 

Duration: 2 Hours

Venue: VAC Macpherson Studio, VAC Dhoby Ghaut Studio & Gallery, or your own venue! 

 All materials will be provided including a 30cm x 30cm handkerchief.  

Suitable for students 12 years old and above!

Registration & Fees

Group Booking Batik Handkerchief Painting Workshop (up to 10 pax)
Location Visual Arts Centre Art Studio
Only valid on workshop date and schedule stated.

No refunds is provided. A one to one replacement is allowed, following the original registrant’s course validity 


You will be redirected to the workshop registration page to fill in your enrollment details after you make payment. By clicking “Buy This Package”, you agree with our terms and conditions. Do note that there is no refund for signups.