Modern Batik Workshop - Discover the art of culture & heritage < Let's GoDo - Let's GoDo

Modern Batik Workshop - Discover the art of culture & heritage

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Experience Category

  • History
  • Classes & Workshops
  • Arts & Culture

About the experience

Experience Duration : 2 hrs 15 mins
Experience Summary:

Calling all art enthutiasts! Join Ying, as we learn the art of traditional batik wax-resist dyeing in this fun hands-on batik dyeing workshop whilst tucking into some delicious dumplings from Blow Water Cafe. What is modern contemporary batik? It's a brand-new kind of art which combines traditional Malaysian batik techniques with modern art. This fun and therapeutic workshop is suitable for anyone, even absolute beginners.

Detailed description:

Batik is a traditional Javanese wax-resist dyeing technique used to create patterns and design on textiles. Traditionally batik is only for the royal families. In the modern days, batik is made into dresses and shirts for formal events. Through this 2-hour batik making workshop you will create your own batik art design while learning the basics art of batik tulis. What to expect:

  • Learn about the history of batik, how it is made, and the tools & materials needed for batik tulis.
  • Learn skills for "tulis" batik by using hot wax and a special "tjanting" tool.
  • Experiment with mixing colours to produce the right tone and shade.
  • All materials and tools provided.
  • A delicious plate of dumplings from Blow Water Cafe.
  • A beautiful piece of batik art to take home

Get creative and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Batik and create your own artwork that is bound to impress! This workshop makes a one-of-a-kind date night, friends night out, or just a fun evening to meet new friends over some batik painting and dumplings. Don’t worry if you’re completely new. Ying’s workshop is all about getting creative and having fun discovering the unique process of creating a beautiful batik art that reflects your story and personality. Come along to experience this therapeutic, slow and satisfying art form with Ying. You won’t regret it! Note: Children aged 14+ can attend but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

About the host

Hi! My name is Ying. I'm an Architect Batik artist from Malaysia, currently based in Birmingham. I've learned my batik skills from traditional batik artisans from Malaysia, which enabled me to create contemporary textile artwork using traditional dyeing/ wax-resist techniques. Over the years, batik has become a dying art form with fewer people interested in them. Batik, however, is a simple and unique art process with endless possibilities. With my contemporary take on a traditional art form, I hope to make batik more accessible and invite more people to discover the beauty of batik together.  

Places we'll visit

Blow Water Cafe - a Hong Kong inspired eatery and arts space You can drive to the venue and park in the side streets. If you are planning on having a drink the best public transport to get is the number 50 or 11 bus. Other facilities :

  • Refreshments available

  •  Toilets

Additional information


What the Host will provide
  • All batik making materials are provided.
  • 1 portion of dumplings (meat n vegan options)
What the Host requires you to bring
  • Bring an apron or wear clothes you don't mind spots- fabric paint may stain clothes.
  • Feel free to bring along any images or ideas to inspire your design.


  • Who can come Adults & Children
  • Activity level not much
  • Skill level beginner


Primary Language : English
Secondary Language : Chinese

Minimum age

Minimum age : 14 Years

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group : yes
Private groups minimum size : 8
Private groups maximum size : 10

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message

Special Considerations

Children aged 14+ can attend but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.


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Meet Up Location : Heathfield Rd, King's Heath, Birmingham B14 7DB, UK, (B14 7DB),

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