Visual Arts Centre

Batik Handkerchief Painting Workshop

Batik Handkerchief Painting Workshop 2023

[25 February 2023, Saturday]

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 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 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. 


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 on
25 February 2023!

 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 Handkerchief Painting Workshop 2023

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!

Workshop Details

Creating your own Batik design handkerchief: 

Dates: 25 February 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 2 PM – 4.30 PM

Venue: VAC Macpherson Studio

Price: $75 *All materials will be provided including a 30cm x 30cm handkerchief.  

Suitable for students 12 years old and above!

Registration & Fees

Batik Handkerchief Painting Workshop 2023 [25 FEB, Saturday 2pm-4.30pm]
Location Visual Arts Centre Macpherson 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.