Intro to Batik Painting

What to Bring

  • You are welcome to freehand your own design! So bring your ideas!

What to Wear

  • Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy!

Intro to Batik Painting

About This Class

What You Get

  • All materials provided including t-shirts, fabric, wax, paint brushes, tjatings, heating pots and dye
  • Plenty of design templates to choose from!


Wax resist dying / printing of fabric is an ancient art form which existed in Egypt in the 4th century  BC. Mummies were wrapped in BATIK decorated cloth!!

However, the art of BATIK is most highly developed in the island of Java in Indonesia.

Come and learn this beautiful and ancient Indonesian resist painting and dying technique. My classes take you step by step through the 3 main stages of drawing, waxing, and painting to create your own beautiful, unique design.

Each student gets to take home their finished batik design either on a t-shirt or a piece of fabric ready to be turned into a beautiful homeware product. Plus the knowledge to continue practicing at home.

There will be a break for lunch! We have an on sight cafe, or you are welcome to bring your own food (we also have kitchen facilities).    


After training at Griffith University’s College of Art and completing an education degree at QUT, my 25 yr career began teaching secondary and tertiary students. I under took numerous certificate courses at the College of Art along the way in order to teach their programs in a secondary environment: photography, gold and silver smithing, painting, drawing to name a few!!!

However, after an amazing opportunity to study BATIK in Thailand and also work with an exhibiting BATIK artist, BATIK WORKSHOP was born.

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