Design your own Benjarong plates, create your own doll, and even learn how to cook traditional Thai desserts at Bangkok’s numerous cafe/workshops. Best of all, grab a cup of coffee at the cafe when you need a break from the artsy stuff.
Don’t have superb art skills? No problem. In fact, everyone is welcome! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, certified instructors will guide you throughout the workshop. All you need to do is unleash your creativity! The sky’s the limit, you know? 😉
Better yet, you’ll be able to take home your art piece!
1. Paint Benjarong plates with your own flair – Stella Hobby Lounge
Thailand is famous for its Benjarong (traditional Thai ceramic porcelain). But did you know you could design your very own Benjarong plates? At Stella Hobby Lounge, you can add your personal touch to your Benjarong.
Whether you decide to paint flowers, patterns or characters (imagine elephants or tuk tuks), be sure you create and bring home one-of-a-kind Benjarong ceramics.
Creating impressive Benjarong pieces require an immense amount of time and effort. Luckily, signing up for a session here entitles you to drinks and snacks. So don’t worry about getting hungry in the middle of your creative streak. 😀
Stella Hobby Lounge
Address: 63 (Ekkamai), klongton-nua, Wattana 112/2 Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Thong Lor BTS and take a taxi for 8 mins Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 10am to 6pm (Closed on Sat-Sun) Price: from 800 baht / approx. USD $25.53
2. Treat yourself with homemade natural cosmetics – Novessence
Who doesn’t love cosmetics?! But with issues of chemicals and dangerous ingredients in cosmetics rampant, you may not know which cosmetics are safe to use. Why not solve this issue for once by making your own natural cosmetics?
Learn how to create cosmetics using natural ingredients at Novessence. Attend workshops on making DIY lipstick, soap, aromatherapy products and more for a healthier you. 🙂
If you ever feel famished or tired mid-way, stop by the cafe next to Novessence serving drinks, snacks and food.
Novessence also sells natural cosmetics, in case you’d like to buy some for your loved ones.
Address: 23/6 Soi Napasab Yak 2 Klongton Khet Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Thong Lor BTS and walk for 8 mins Contact: +66 95 374 7647 Opening hours: Tue-Sat from 9am to 6pm (Closed on Sun-Mon) Price: Workshops from 650 baht / approx. USD $20.73
3. Discover the sweetness of Thailand through her traditional desserts – Sané Cafe & Workshop
Bring a part of Thailand home by learning how to make her traditional Thai desserts.
Not sure what you’ll learn at Sané Cafe & Workshop? Depending on when you come, you’ll be taught how to make Alua (Thai traditional candy), Tako Sakhu (Thai Jelly With Coconut Topping) and more.
You’ll only be taught one kind of dessert in each workshop though, so it’s highly recommended to plan ahead if you want to learn more than one. Check the schedule on the website to know which dessert is being taught when.
Before you leave, try out other delicious Thai desserts at Sané Cafe & Workshop – available at affordable prices!
Sané Cafe & Workshop
Address: 99 Thanon Tanao, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take MRT to Hua Lamphong MRT and take a taxi for 14 mins Contact: +66 63 541 4964 Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 11am to 7pm (Closed on Mondays) Price: Food & drinks start from 12 baht / approx. USD $0.38; Workshops from 1,499 baht / approx. USD$47.78
4. Floral sweets, flower bouquets, basically flowers everywhere! – Flower in hand by P
Lavenders, hydrangeas, and roses. Nope, I’m not listing out my favourite flowers. But you’ll definitely get a chance to see them (and make flower bouquets if you’re lucky) when you visit Flower in hand by P.
A cafe-turned-flower workshop on the last weekend of each month – learn about the type and colours of a specific flower, how to care for them and the best way to wrap them at the flower workshop.
Dunno if you’re going yet? No worries. No reservations are needed to attend the workshop.
However, do note that the type of flowers changes every month, so double check with the cafe if the flower of the month matters to you!
Otherwise, enjoy sweet flowery treats or purchase a personalised floral bouquet.
Flower in hand by P
Address: รอยัลปาร์ค Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Ari BTS and walk for 5 mins Contact: +66 62 758 2233 Opening hours: Thu-Tue from 9am to 7pm (flower section) & 11am to 7pm (cafe section) (Closed on Wednesdays) Price: Food & drinks start from 30 baht / approx. USD $0.96 (cafe); Workshops from 900 baht / approx. USD $28.74
5. Be Picasso for a day and create your own masterpiece – Paintbar Bangkok
Pour out your creativity on a canvas at Paintbar Bangkok. Each session lasts up to 4 hours, that’s more than enough time to create your own painting masterpiece. Don’t worry about getting paint on you though, since an apron will be provided.
If you finish painting before the allotted time, feel free to paint another piece (for 300 baht).
Paintbar Bangkok also offers light snacks and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for you hungry and restless ones.
Got no talent in painting? Don’t worry. Paintbar Bangkok’s talented instructors are always ready to give suggestions and help you whenever you need them!
PS: Don’t forget to reserve your spot beforehand because the studio may get full.
Address: 6th floor, Piman 49, 46/4 Sukhumvit Soi 49, Klhong Tan Watthana, Bangkok 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Phrom Phong BTS and take a taxi for 9 mins Contact: +66 81 001 0849 Opening hours: Tue-Fri from 2pm to 10.30pm; Sat from 10am to 10.30pm; Sun from 2pm to 6pm (Closed on Mondays) Price: Food & drinks starts from 49 baht / approx. USD $1.56; Workshops from 799 baht per session / approx. USD $25.47
6. Explore the fascinating world of ceramics and pottery – Charm-Learn Studio Thailand
At Charm-Learn Studio, there are not only workshops and classes for adults, but specialised classes for the young minds as well.
Channel your inner creativity and join in a fun ceramic workshop or a natural tie and dye class. (And if you have kids, feel free to bring them over too!)
Love to paint? Learn how to paint ceramics and you could even take your own unique pieces home with you!
And if you happen to have more than 1 day and are looking for a more immersive experience – Charm-Learn Studio’s 3-day pottery workshop is the perfect way to get your hands dirty!
PS: If you come on a weekend, don’t forget to try their handcrafted coffee as the cafe only opens on weekends. Class reservations must be made at least 7 days before.
Charm-Learn Studio Thailand
Address: 95 Phraeng Sanphasat Rd, Khwaeng San Chao Pho Sua, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the MRT to Hua Lamphong MRT station and take a taxi for 14 mins Contact: +66 80 587 6331 Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 11am to 6pm Price: Courses start from 1800 Baht / approx. USD $55; Ceramic workshops from 2000 Baht / approx. USD $61
7. Knitting enthusiast? Then you’ll love the knitting workshops here! – Bigknit Cafe
Interested in making handmade bags or cute amigurumi dolls from yarn? Knit your creations together with other knitting enthusiasts at Bigknit Cafe.
Advance your knitting skills by joining one of the workshops! Bigknit cafe offers various workshops throughout the year, such as needlework, crochet and knitting. Check out the workshop schedule on their website for specific dates.
At Bigknit Cafe, you can buy food and drinks if you ever get famished while knitting at one of the tables around the cafe. You can also purchase yarn and other knitting tools in case you run out!
Address: 1st floor RQMALL Sukhumvit 49, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Asok BTS and ride a taxi for 10 mins Contact: +66 2 018 7894 Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 9pm Price: from 85 baht / approx. USD$2.71
8. Love Barbie dolls? Now you can create your own & bring it home! – Monae Home
Were Barbie dolls once a part of your happy childhood (like mine)? What if you could relive your memories? At Monae Home, go back in time by making your own dolls!
At the doll-making workshop, you can decide your doll’s gender (or not, we’re gender neutral here!) – and hairstyle, and style its clothes and accessories. You might even fall in love with dolls all over again because of your personalised doll.
If dolls aren’t your thing, you can also join other workshops like bag-making, painting and jewellery-making. Just make sure to reserve a spot in the workshop first, or you might be denied admission.
Monae Home also has cakes and drinks available in the cafe, in case you get hungry or thirsty.
Address: 49, 20 Chulalongkorn Soi 12, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to National Stadium BTS and walk 11 mins Contact: +66 99 419 6161 Opening hours: Wed-Fri from 10.30am to 7.30pm; Sat-Sun from 9.30am to 8.30pm Price: Workshops from 1,000 baht / approx. USD $31.93
9. Art’s not dainty! There’s carpentry & leather crafting too! 😉 – Made Here On Earth
Got friends or a boyfriend averse to art activities? Bring them to Made Here On Earth’s wood and leather workshop. The workshop is decked with hand tools, power tools, carpentry gadgets and materials needed to start your wood and leather projects.
If you’re ever unsure during your project, feel free to ask for help from one of the staff (who, btw, are fully-trained product designers). Remember, safety first! 🙂
Not sure what to make? We recommend joining one of the workshops to improve your skills. Contact Made Here On Earth directly to inquire about workshop dates.
Afterwards, don’t rush home. Cool down at the cafe located outside the workshop, where numerous drinks and food are sold.
Made Here On Earth
Address: 110/4 Rama 6 Rd., Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Sanam Pao BTS and take the taxi for 7 mins Contact: +66 95 929 5925 Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm Price: Food & drinks start from 100 baht / approx. USD $3.19; Workshops from 1,000 baht / approx. USD $31.93
10. Get artsy with embroidery, cooking, patchwork, and everything creative! – Tessa Cafe & Craft Studio
Feel at home while exploring your creative interests at Tessa Cafe & Craft Studio. This cosy cafe hosts variousart workshops on different dates. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself learning embroidery one day and baking the next day.
Workshops here can last the entire day, from 9.30am to 4pm. Luckily, registering for a workshop not only entitles you to equipment used during the workshop but also food and drinks! 🙂
But in case you still feel hungry after eating, Tessa Cafe & Craft Studio has a proper little cafe (with limited options) you can order from.
Tessa Cafe & Craft Studio
Address: 20 Thonglor 23, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Bangkok 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Asok BTS and ride a taxi for 12 mins Contact: +66 2 712 6844 Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 10am to 6pm (Closed on Mondays) Price: from 1,950 baht / approx. USD $62.26
11. Create your own set of ceramic tableware – A Clay Cafe
Bored of eating and drinking from your same ol’ set of plates and mugs? Mould your own dining set – complete with dessert plates, dinner plates, saucers and cups – and paint them when they’re dry.
Design your tableware with your favourite colours and characters (think Doraemon or Snoopy) and take them home after it’s fired.
But if you don’t have much time to spare, we recommend just dining at the cafe for a feel of using quirky ceramic tableware. Note that all the ceramics here are for sale, in case any of them catches your eye! 😉
A Clay Cafe
Address: 50 Soi Sathon 8, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Chong Nonsi BTS and walk for 4 mins Contact: +66 93 580 4291 Opening hours: Daily from 9.30am to 6.30pm (Closed on Thursdays) Price: Food & drinks start from 60 baht / approx. USD $1.91 (cafe); Workshops from 2,000 baht / approx. USD$63.78
12. Polish your artistic sensitivity with watercolour, photography and more! – PôET HOUSE CAFE
Looking for a place to explore your artistic interests? Then PôET HOUSE CAFE is perfect for you. Although a full-fledged cafe throughout the week, PôET HOUSE CAFE hosts art workshops on certain weekends under the name GO Creative Studio.
Expect to find a variety of workshops, such as watercolour, photography, and rubber stamping, usually held from 10am to 5pm.
Guess what? The creativity doesn’t end there! In fact, the cafe is quite artsy itself too. So don’t skip on trying their hot beverages (decorated with latte art bears) and beautiful baked goodies!
PôET HOUSE CAFE
Address: 5 Phahon Yothin 7 Alley, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take the BTS to Ari BTS and walk for 7 mins Contact: +66 89 742 2299 Opening hours: Daily from 8.30am to 9.30pm Price: Food & drinks start from 75 baht / approx. USD $2.39; Workshops from 2,690 baht / approx. USD $85.83 Facebook
13. Learn to stitch more with all kinds of stitchwork! – Needle Work
Learning how to create intricate embroidery and other kinds of threadwork has never been easier. (Editor’s Note: Especially if you’ve always wanted to learn embroidery like I do. x.X)
Whatever kind of embroidery interests you, whether it is lace stitching or cutwork or even crochet – Needle Work has a workshop to fit all your needs.
Using your newly-acquired stitching skills, you will be able to design and make your own bags, Christmas tree decor or even a crochet bikini!
The instructor at Needle Work, Prin, is known to be extremely helpful and friendly so even if you are a complete novice, you are sure to get a lot of support from her.
(FYI: For full-day classes, you’ll be given a short break at noon where salad and sandwiches are provided. There’s also a coffee and tea corner, in case you feel thirsty during the workshop!)
Address: Tang Hua Puk Building, Bangkok 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting here: Take MRT to Hua Lamphong MRT and walk for 2 mins Contact: +66 81 711 8060 Opening hours: Different class hours available upon request, simply drop them a Facebook message! Price: from 400 Baht / USD $12
Excited to spend some time art jamming in Bangkok? WE SURE ARE.
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