Batik Workshops in Singapore

Batik is a traditional Indonesian textile craft. It can also be used as a medium for making pictorial art that resonates with South East Asian culture. Our programs are safe and systematic approach to introduce participants to the cultural aspect of batik and be guided on using traditional tools for waxing, applying dyes, and through the many other processes involved to complete an authentic batik art.

These are the various batik-art programs we offer:

Basic Batik Painting Course (Module 1)

A safe and systematic introduction to the art of traditional batik painting.
No pre-requisite skills required. Learn to handle the tjanting for waxing and basic dye painting techniques. Produce up to two 20cm x 20cm batik art.

Class available daily (by appointment) except Sundays  .
Time: 10am or 2pm (2 hours module).
Price: $70 (additional persons in a group +$50).
All materials provided (please do not buy any art materials prior to attending).

Not recommended for children below 9 years old as the process involves hot wax. Adults bringing children do so at their sole discretion and shall be held responsible for their child’s action as this is a low supervision activity meant for adults in a working artist studio. 

Intermediate Batik Techniques (Module 2)

Progression from the basic batik painting module. Work on bigger size painting (A3) while exploring advanced waxing and dyeing techniques. Learn colour fast treatment and removal of wax by boiling.

Class available daily (by appointment) except Sundays  
Time: 10am or 2pm (2 hours per module)
Price: $70 (additional persons in a group +$50).

All materials provided.

*Completion of the Basic batik Painting module is a pre-requisite.

Not recommended for children below 9 years old as the process involves hot wax. Adults bringing children do so at their sole discretion and shall be held responsible for their child’s action as this is a low supervision activity meant for adults in a working artist studio.

Batik Studio Practice

Participants who have completed Basic Batik Painting Workshop (module 1) and Intermediate Batik Painting Techniques (modules 2) would have sufficient knowledge to create batik painting on their own. However, to be good at batik painting, practice is necessary.

For those who do not have the place or equipment to practice batik painting, are studio is open for you. Develop batik painting skills at your own pace by attempting your own painting projects. Our staff artists will assist if you require help.

Available daily except Sundays (by appointment)
Time: Between 10am to 6pm (Hourly rate)*
Price: $15 per hour. Basic materials provided. Additional materials can be bought separately.

Group Batik Workshop (Team Building)

Group art activities ideal for tour groups, corporate retreat or team building activity.
Programmes are available for 2 or 3 hours engagement. Participants get to create bigger art work for the longer duration.

Book your preferred day or time (subject to availability).
Our gallery capacity 50 pax, Studio capacity 30 pax.

Talk to us and we can suggest the ideal programme for your group. Call 63443369


Community Batik

The Community Batik Project is a highly engaging group activity to experience our South East Asian cultural heritage while creating a collective work of art. Popular at public events and appropriate for corporate team-building sessions. The length and duration can vary according to your requirements. Upon completion, these artwork are proudly installed at the work-place or public areas.This video link would give you a better understanding of Kamal’s community batik engagement. 
The price is for a complete engagement package involving on-the-spot freestyle waxing by artist, facilitation of activity, all materials involved, post-production for removal of wax and colour fixing. The finished cloth will be delivered unframed.Please note that we do not touch up the work of participants after the event. Additional services available at additional cost.

Package engagement is for 4 meter cloth x 3 hours engagement = $ 1200 nett (minimum). Optional Cost:
Additional length/engagement = $75 per metre/ hour.
Cost of design in advance = $100 per draft.
Cost of pre-waxing in advance of engagement = $50 per metre
Mounting service = $75 p/meter length.

Batik Painting Kit

Batik Painting Kit is a set of pre-waxed cloth measuring 20x20cm mounted on a paper stretcher. Samples can be viewed on our website. The set is individually packed, consisting of one pre-waxed cloth, one paint brush, one plastic palette and three colour dyes (red, blue, yellow). This makes a good gift and is practical for DIY activity. Purchase at our online store:shopee.sg/kamalartsltd

Each pre-waxed batik cost $5
Batik painting kit cost $12
Facilitator $100 per hour/each.  

We provide facilitators to manage events. Material costs included. One facilitator is for engaging not more than 20 persons simultaneously. More facilitators are required for bigger engagements. Should you wish to manage the session yourself, you can buy materials separately, eg. batik dyes at $4.50 per 125ml (can colour up to 30 pieces), palettes and brushes from us.

Best to discuss your situation and we will advice the solution.

Batik Demonstration

A showcase of batik painting for cultural theme event. An artist set-up with artefacts and samples to talk about batik painting,answer questions and guide participants in some hands-on experience of batik making.

School Art Enrichment Programme (NAC/AEP)

We offer batik painting programmes in schools. Our programmes are endorsed by the National Arts Council of Singapore; Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) and are eligible for the 50% Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy.

We have varied programmes for different levels from primary to secondary schools as well as tertiary institution. Students will be introduced to the art and craft of batik painting through hands-on experience and gradually learn to use traditional tools such as the ‘tjanting’ to create authentic batik paintings with wax resist technique. Lesson extend to advance batiking techniques and how to make fabrics colourfast.

No additional materials to purchase as all materials included. We can customised a school programmes to suit your very need. Talk to us, call 63443369.

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