Learn Indonesian Batik for Beginners

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Create your own unique Indonesian Batik at home!

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 25 (public dates), 8 to 20

label $88 (or 4 payments of $22 Afterpay)
How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 4-6 business days. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

On the search for unique art forms or relaxing things to do at home? Join Rehana Usman at this online class and discover how to make a gorgeous Indonesian Batik!

Indonesian batik has been titled as the Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Your teacher, Rehana, has spent months at the National Batik Museum Jakarta to learn this beautiful art.

Batik pieces are highly priced due to their intricacy. It may sound challenging, but you'll be guided by Rehana step-by-step to finish your very own batik scarf or table runner. You'll learn to make beeswax resist method textile print through a combination of pre-recorded and zoom sessions.

After trying out this unique textile art you'll be very tempted to make another, as the results are very rewarding and the craft itself is such a mindful and relaxing activity.

These sessions are great for virtual team building activities, birthday parties, friends to unwind together or for anyone looking for a unique new skill.

Knowledge required
Basic drawing skills to trace the design and apply the wax. Only suitable for those aged 15 years and older as we'll be working with hot wax.
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • One-metre cotton fabric
  • Beeswax and paraffin wax
  • Two assorted dye colours
  • Two paintbrushes
  • Design prints

(All materials are enough to make one practice piece and one final piece)
What you'll need
  • A 20 or 30 cm plastic hoop to hold the fabric (optional)
  • A small old pan or pot to heat up the wax
  • A hotplate or small stovetop to use in a well-ventilated area, any five-litre plastic trough or tub for dyeing
  • Disposable gloves
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home. Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a nice gift for her or gift for mum.

Your teacher
Rehana Usman
Rehana Usman
(Studio Rags)

4.9 (20)

Rehana Usman is an artist with a Bachelors' degree in Textile design from NCA Pakistan. She has served in the leading textile companies of the country and participated in several international trade shows like Heimtextil Frankfurt & Shanghai, Maison et Objet, Texworld etc.

Print design and styling have been her expertise both in apparel and home textiles. She has run several workshops for textile students along with being a thesis consultant and an associate professor at NCA. Rehana is also passionate about watercolour painting and famous Pakistani Truck Art. She writes children's stories for her Urdu podcast and creates the illustrations.

She has set up STUDIO RAGS to promote value-added skills. She aims to share her expertise with other people by offering regular workshops. She carries many stories and experiences from other parts of the world.

Indonesian batik is declared as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
These adult workshops are about equipping you with new personal projects or a creative hobby and making new friends. Kids can also discover the artform and upskill for both leisure and career opportunities.


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Verified reviews

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Shawn Phua Mar 2022

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

The Zoom class, 'Learn Indonesian Batik for Beginners' was interesting as the teacher was interactive.

Jodie Cameron Jan 2022

Rehana is knowledgeable, patient and nurturing. Her focus is to ensure that students experience success and have the confidence to continue learning Batik. All resources and instruction were well organised and made available to keep referring to. Thank you Rehana for making yourself available after the class also – no doubt I will be in contact!

Learn Indonesian Batik for Beginners review by Jodie Cameron

Rini Ismail Jan 2022

75 ClassBento workshops attended • 77 reviews

I have been wanting to learn batik painting. So glad to find Rehana and do it online. Recommend to do the prep work before the live session so you can ask a lot of batik techniques question. Also recommend to do wax on both side as the pattern are more prominent. Rehana is very knowledgeable and will guide you through the process.

Learn Indonesian Batik for Beginners review by Rini Ismail Sydney

Safi Okanya Dec 2021

The colour did not turn up as l expected. But it's fine.

Thanks to your team and to my teacher Rehana as well.

Textiles workshop review by Safi Okanya

Lisa Jackson Sep 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

What a fabulous course. I loved it. Here is my photo! It was well worth it!

Textiles workshop review by Lisa Jackson

Elspeth Crosby Sep 2021

28 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

I learned so much from the session and the video. Rehana is very knowledgeable and was encouraging and patient. I am happy with my first effort and will keep practising this lovely art form.

Learn Indonesian Batik for Beginners review by Elspeth Crosby

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Adrienne Jerram Sep 2021

I think it was great for a first online class. I think if people drew their patterns on first there would be time for everyone to finish their pieces.

Kim Johnstone Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Enjoyable class. Great intro and instructions. Good delivery. Received materials ahead of time. Looking forward to finished product.

Learn Indonesian Batik for Beginners review by Kim Johnstone

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