Journey, Thailand, Workshops & Courses

Creative Workshops in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, a vibrant city full of charms and creativity, offers its visitors choices of things they can do. If you have some spare time while visiting, but bored of the popular tourist destinations and shopping malls, avoid the crowd and consider these creative workshops. English can be spoken to communicate at most places in Bangkok, otherwise, just bring good vibe and don’t let the language become the limitation of learning new skills, making new friends and spending quality time with the locals. Moreover, the prices are not expensive at all and you get to bring your crafts back home, very worthy!

Following are some art/craft workshops you can join:

1. Tiny Tree

At Tiny Tree, you can learn to grow your little rainforest garden in portable glass containers (aka. Terrarium) and tiny cactus. They are perfect for people living in a big city like Bangkok, who need some green areas at their places but don’t have too much space or time to take care of the plants. Terratium can be a stylish, perfect gift as well.

Price:  1,600-2,500 THB according to different container sizes, all materials inclusive

Place:  Tiny Tree, Sukhumvit 31, between Asoke and Phrom Phong BTS stations

Hours:  10.30-19.00 (Mon-Fri), 9.00-19.00 (Sat-Sun)

Contact:  facebook.com/tinytreegarden, 080-5551595

Note:  New branch opened at Siam Discovery

2. Olive Creative Laboratory

The studio offers various kinds of workshop, for example, Candid photography, creative desserts, drawing, watercolor painting, calligraphy and more.

Price:  Please contact the studio. Prices vary according to different courses.

Place:  Olive Creative Laboratory, Ekkamai 10, Ekkamai BTS station

Hours:  Please contact the studio.

Contact:  facebook.com/olivelaboratory, 084-1644056

3. Simply Organics

Simply Organics offers natural-material handicraft courses, such as Japanese Shibori natural Indigo dye workshop, natural Indigo cleaning soap workshop and organic homemade lip balm workshop.

Price:  1,800-2,000 THB. Prices vary according to different courses.

Place:  Simply Organics, Ladprao 48

Hours:  10.00-18.00

Contact:  facebook.com/simplyorganicsBKK, 096-5457566

4. Craftsmangus

Leather craft courses starting from basic knowledge about leather and all equipment needed to complete the artwork. The courses vary from small hand-sewn pieces of leather crafts like wallet or card pocket until bigger pieces such as handbag. Advance course of machine sewing is also available.

Price:  Starting from 1,055 THB, all materials inclusive

Place:  Craftsmangus, Sathorn Soi 1, Lumpini MRT station

Hours:  Please contact the studio.

Contact:  087-0896969

5. Charmlearn

An art gallery where you can have ceramic, ceramic painting, tie-dye, and D.I.Y. scent workshops and more. It is also served as a bicycle community in Bangkok.

Price:  Please contact the studio.

Place:  Charmlearn, 95 Soi Phraeng Sanphasat, Tanao Rd.

Hours:  10.00-18.00, closed on Mondays

Contact:  facebook.com/charmlearnstudio95, 080-5876331

6. Doknommeaw Play

‘Playful Embroidery Workshop’ for anyone who loves stitching. Different themes like fairy tale, flowers, birds, and more, are set for different courses. This is an 8-hour time well spent to learn new skill, and the process itself is much like meditation as you will be working, concentrating and be in the moment for the best result on your embroidery.

Price:  4,000 THB (3,600 for repeat students), all materials and snacks inclusive

Place:  37/10 Silom 9, Chongnontri BTS station

Hours:  Please contact the studio.

Contact:  facebook.com/doknommeawhandmade, 085-1175307

7.  The Cave Workshop

The Cave Workshop offers many kinds of classes such as ribbon embroidery, wax textile drawing, leather, wood, soap, tie-dye Shibori, weaving, silk screen, and other workshops for beginners, a good reason to revisit the workshop as many times as you wish.

Price:  Please contact the studio. Prices vary according to different courses.

Place:  The Cave Workshop, 627/3 Nakornchaisri Rd.

Hours: Please contact the studio.

Contact:  facebook.com/thecaveworkshopstudio, 085-3523499

We will continue with part 2 of the article, so stay tuned and let us know what you think about our first 7 picks by leaving us a comment.

 

Photo Credit:

facebook.com/tinytreegarden

facebook.com/olivelaboratory

facebook.com/simplyorganicsBKK

facebook.com/charmlearnstudio95

www.craftsmangus.com

facebook.com/doknommeawhandmade

facebook.com/thecaveworkshopstudio