1. 1 Hour Short Course

Batik short course of 1 hour duration. This is the shortest course available with professional instructors that ensures all participants can make a simple batik at the end of the course. All processes are undertaken by each participant from Motif Design (using pencil direct to the media), Nyanting (using the canting, kind of wax pencil), Lorod (dissolving the wax to reveal the color by boiling it), Dyeing/ Colouring. For batik making there are 3 media that can be used - cotton, wood and paper. Each media has its own characteristics when the dye touches the media. Our instructors will give directions to do simple batik, re-touching and repair if the batik article does not turn out right during the training. At the end of the course all the participants can expect to make a simple batik piece in a relatively short time.


  • 1 hour Batik instruction with interpreter (if needed)
  • A short history of batik
  • Simple batik process using canting
  • Hands on all the equipment and materials, from designing through to colouring.
  • Participants can choose the media for their batik course: cotton, paper or wood.
  • The results from the course can be taken home:
    1 piece cotton cloth measuring 50 x 50cm OR
    1 pc cotton or paper kite (size and shape varies)OR
    1 pc wooden mask (size and shape varies)

For this course to run effectively, we suggest the number of participants is limited to 5 people per group. Only the registered participant/s can use the canting and follow all the processes from beginning to end.

Silk cloth may be used but this will incur an additional charge, depending on the market rate at the time of the course.