Batik painting lesson in SIngapore


The ‘GO TO’ place for Batik Painting in Singapore, these are our standard programmes in-house or at your venue:

1. Open Studio
2. Batik Workshop
3. Community Batik
4. Mini Batik
(No hot waxing)
5. School Programmes under the National Arts Council Arts Enrichment Programme (NAC/AEP)
6. Pre School Excursion


NOTICE: Evening batik session will take a break due to the Islamic month of Ramadhan and resume on 20th June 2018.

The morning and afternoon session will resume as usual every Wednesday.


1. Open Studio

Wednesday Only 

Morning session 10:00am – 12:00noon

Afternoon session 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Evening session 7:00pm – 9:00pm NOT AVAILABLE from May 16 onwards. Will resume on 20th June 2018.

Venue: Kamal’s Artshop Studio @ Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-31, Singapore 439053

Fee $20 per student session. All materials provided.
No pre-registration required. Start at any level and progress at your own pace.
Start an exciting hobby. Batik is a traditional wax technique for fabric design originating from Java.
It is also an interesting medium for contemporary painting.
Participants will be guided on the proper use of traditional tools like the ‘tjanting’ and painting with dye​s.
No pre-requisite skills required. Please do not buy any art materials prior to attending.
*Not recommended for children below 9 years old.
**No handicap access.

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2. Batik Workshop (for groups at your preferred time)

The prices for our studio workshop are: Base fee $150 + $1​0 per hour​/​per pax) ​

​The prices at venue workshop are: Base fee $250 + $10 ( per hr/ per pax)​

Example for 4 student x 3 hours = Base Fee $150 + ($10 x 3 hours x 4 person =$120 ) = $270

Example for 20 students x 3 hours = Base Fee $150 + ($10 x 3 hours x 20 person = $600) = $750

Two or three-hours programmes are popular with groups. This programme is conducted at our studio at Goodman Arts Centre with capacity of up to 50 participants.
Arrangements can be made for the workshop to be held at other venue however we need to consider if the venue is suitable prior to engagement with a minimum charge of $400.

Activity will cover:

• History and techniques of batik
• Waxing technique with the Tjanting
• Coloring with dye techniques
• Completion of small size batik painting (20cm x 20cm) for 2-hours workshop
• Completion of medium size batik painting (A3, 42cm x 30cm) for 3-hours workshop
• Or completion of collective work (size depends on the total number of participants)


3. Community Batik

The Community Batik Project is a highly engaging group activity. It is a fun introduction to the art and craft of batik for everyone to have fun while discovering our South East Asean cultural heritage and to create a collective work of art. It is popular at public events and appropriate for corporate team-building sessions. We can set-up on-site or at our studio, the length and duration can vary according to the your requirements. These artwork are proudly installed at the work-place or public buildings.

This video links should give you a better picture of community batik engagement.

Minimum engagement is for 4m x 3hrs = $900.
The price is based on $​75​ per metre/hour for varied specifications.
Cost include removal of wax and colour fixing.
Additional services (Optional) Sewing and mounting of artwork = $75 p/meter length (width is 80cm).
For national schools, this programme is eligible for 50% Tote Board Grant under the National Arts Council/ Art Enrichment Programme.


4. Mini Batik: Children batik painting workshop (No hot waxing)

Mini batik is a simple introduction to batik painting. A small cotton cloth measuring 20cm x 20cm is pre-outlined with batik wax and attached to a foldable paper stretcher. Dye is applied onto the design and the waxed lines resist the colours from spreading which is the basis of traditional batik painting. No hot wax is involved, ideal for very young and senior citizens activity. This is also popular at community events and parties.

Examples can be viewed at our previous engagements for mini batik.
Price of each pre-waxed mini batik piece is $5.
A set consisting of a batik piece, brush, colour palette and 3 primary colours cost $9
Should you require our staff to be at your event to manage the activity, the staff cost is $100 per hour.
Our staff will bring all the necessary materials, i.e brushes, palettes, colors for up to 30 pax per hour.
Should you wish to manage the session yourself, we also sell materials.
You will also need several colors (batik dye at $6 per 125ml), which can color up to 30 pieces, palettes and brushes.


We offer Batik Painting programmes in schools. Our team of full-time artists-instructors has taught at 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 may extend to advance dyeing techniques and how to make fabrics colourfast.Cost per student per hour: $8 (All materials included)

Our programmes are endorsed by the National Arts Council, Singapore; Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) and are eligible for the 50% Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy.


6. Pre-school Excursion

An excursion to the artist’s studio offers an intimate glimpse of the artist, his work and process. Kamal Arts Ltd is the working studio to a group of painters. Nestled at the Goodman Arts Centre Blk E, it is the go-to place for batik painting. The studio is also home to conventional painters, cartoonists, and graffiti artists.

We welcome students to visit us at our studio, view artworks, materials and also the works-in progress. Engage our artist in conversation about inspiration and the process of making art.

The grounds of Goodman Arts Centre is also an interesting place for students to be inspired by murals and sculptures abound. Artists can give a guided tour and explain the works by local artist.

Cost: $15 per child. No charge for accompanying adult.