3. 1 Day Course

With more time and more materials to be explored, this one day batik course will provide the participant with a greater understanding of the of batik process, from designing to colouring, in a more detailed and comprehensive way. The cotton media for this course is also much larger than in the previous courses (1 and 3 hours), using 150 cm cotton cloth and/or bigger paper kites/ wooden masks. In this course, the colouring will be a 2 stage process. The course also covers ‘colet’ techniques, in which dye is applied using a brush direct to the media in order to get 4 or more colours.


  • Full day with a 7 hour program (2 sessions of 3 hours per session and 1 hour lunch break (lunch not included). Interpreter available.
  • History of batik
  • Full explanation of all the equipment used
  • Hands on all the equipment and materials, from designing through to colouring
  • Explore the batik process in great detail with comprehensive and wide-ranging options
  • Introduction of different kinds of canting and how to use them properly. These cantings are needed in order to make more varied, complicated and advanced designs.
  • Participants can choose the media for their batik course: cotton and paper or cotton and wood.
  • 2 stage colouring/dyeing and learning the‘colet’ tecnique for adding more colours.
  • The results from this course can be taken home:
    1 piece cotton cloth measuring 50 x 150cm AND
    1 pc cotton or paper kite - large size OR
    1 piece cotton cloth measuring 50 x 150cm AND
    1 pc wooden mask – large size

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.