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Intro To Batik Making Workshop

December 18, 2022 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST

On Sunday, December 18 from 12:45 -2pm, join Massy Arts Society and The Batik Library for a meditative, hands-on session to learn about the art of Indonesian batik.

This introductory level workshop will walk you through the basics of how to use a canting, a traditional pen-like tool used to design batik tulis or “handwritten” batik. You’ll also learn about specific batik patterns and the history of how fabric can be used as a form of storytelling.

  • 75 minute class
  • 1 snack break to process and connect
  • Maximum 8 students per session

This workshop is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $25 – $40. Proceeds will be going towards Massy Arts Society’s fundraising efforts to cover rent.


Registration is pay-what-you-can, open to all and required.


Venue & Accessibility

Registration is pay-what-you-can, open to all and required for entrance. The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site. Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.

For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and more, please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility

Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.



Bernarda Antony is the founder of The Batik Library and has worked with Indonesian batik since her first collection. Through these traditional motifs, she incorporates legends and folklore into her elegant designs and maintains a connection to her home.


About The Batik Library

The Batik Library connects consumers with one-of-a-kind, naturally-dyed pieces that celebrates the details of the regions they represent and supports artisans with generational lineage to the tradition of batik making. From the Hindu epics of the Mahabharata to the kukilo flying through seven layers of heaven, embedded in each batik motif are the Indonesian legends, folklore and histories that distinguish it as one of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.



December 18, 2022
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm PST