Learn to Draw and Paint Batik at the Heart of KL

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2 hours
1 - 20 travelers
Booking notice
1 day
Standard price
RM 60.00

I speak English, Mandarin, Malay

Learn how to draw and paint your batik artwork in one of the city's largest batik and handicrafts center. Held at the heart of KL, the local expert believes in preserving Malaysia's distinctive heritage and cultural identity through handicrafts like batik. Join a batik workshop to understand the history of batik, how canting is done, and unleash your creativity with batik painting.

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Learn to Draw and Paint Batik at the Heart of KL

You will join a batik workshop to see some batik demonstration, learn and understand the history of batik, how canting is done. A tjanting (also known as Batik canting knife pen) is then used to draw designs onto the material, which is usually either cotton or silk.

Afterward, the instructor will guide you to sketch your design, Some popular designs include flowers (especially the hibiscus), butterflies and cute animals (cats, birds, rabbits). After the designs are drawn and the wax is dry, the material is painted using brushes.

You can adjust how dark or light you want the color to be. For an intense effect, use more layers of the same color. For a translucent effect, add a drop or two of water to the material before painting. After your painting dries, the wax is washed off to reveal your artwork. After a final drying, your batik masterpiece is ready. You will take back the batik on the same day after it is dry.
Learn and understand the history of batik
After the designs are drawn and the wax is dry, the material is painted using brushes.

Travel notes

All equipment and materials are supplied. Just bring yourself and your creativity! Each guest must arrange their own transportation to and from the shop. We are centrally located with excellent public transport links close by.

Outfit Recommendations

Expect a casual day, we will be using artist textile dyes, inks and wax, so please dress accordingly. Aprons will be provided.

Safety notices

Minimum age is 5 years. Adult pricing applies to all travellers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Where we will meet

30, Jalan Inai, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to get there

★★★★★ 4.7

6 Reviews
  • Tan
    Reviewed in September 2020

    Enjoyed learning the introduction skills into the art of batik painting from the wonderful team at Jadi Batek . You get to paint and own your own masterpiece ! Easy access from MRT

  • Farah A. I.
    Reviewed in May 2019

    professional, fun environment , cool experience with friends

  • Adeline
    Reviewed in January 2019

    My first batik from drawing, canting to painting, with the guidance of the artist in this art centre. You can draw it on your own, or get the templates from them. No arts skills required and easy!

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Standard price
RM 60.00 /Pax
No dates available
How to get there

1) Use Grab by selection destination to the Batik centre 2) Nearest MRT station is Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). After exit from Entrance B, turn right and walk toward Jalan Delima for 200m until the second junction with Jalan Inai. Turn left into Jalan Inai and walk about 150m to reach Batik centre on the right.