2. Learn to stitch together more than just a puzzle – Needle Work
Learning how to create intricate embroidery and other kinds of threadwork has never been easier!
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 decoration 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.
Stitching and embroidery work may not be everyone’s forte, but Needle Work ensures you come out of their workshop feeling fulfilled and enriched with a new skill!
Price: Starts at 400 Baht / USD 12 Address: Metromall, MRT-Sukhumvit station, Room no.27B, Bangkok, Thailand Contact: +66 81 711 8060 Opening hours: Different class hours available upon request, simply drop them a Facebook message!
4. Fuel your creativity and get artsy with watercolour and more – Olive Creative Laboratory
If cooking is not your thing, how about tapping into your creative side? Olive Creative Laboratory in Bangkok is your one-stop destination for all things artistic.
If you’ve always wanted to pick up new skills in watercolour or calligraphy, this art school has at least 10 different courses you can choose from.
Looking for something unusual and offbeat? Learn the art of stringing Thai garlands or even creating paper sculptures to fuel your inner artist!
All this and much more in an environment of fun and group learning, makes Olive Creative Laboratory one of our top choices for a workshop during your Bangkok trip.
Olive Creative Laboratory
Price: Courses start from 2800 Baht / approx. USD 86 Address: Ekkamai 10 Klongtun Nueng Wattana Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand Contact: +66 84 164 4056 Opening hours: Different class hours available upon request, simply drop them a Facebook message!
6. Witness the magic of Thai silk weaving – The Loom
Ever wondered how those beautiful Thai silk scarves are woven? Or where they come from?
The Loom is your ultimate silk weaving destination in Bangkok, that is attempting to keep the rich heritage of Thai silk weaving alive by teaching interested learners.
The school is an initiative of a family that has run a Thai silk business for several decades, and knows the art inside out.
Because there are a lot of techniques involved in silk weaving, The Loom has divided the learning process into several incremental levels of learning.
If you are a beginner, you have to start with level 1 before you can take up further courses.
Additionally, they also hold special workshops for kids above the age of 6 years to bring out their creative potential.
Kids can either choose to make a bag or a scarf out of the fabric they weave in the class. If that’s not your child’s cup of tea, The Loom also has an option for young children to learn freestyle weaving!
So the next time you’re in Bangkok, don’t just leave with a ready made Thai silk scarf, make one yourself and truly take home a part of Thailand with you.
If you have ever wondered about the skin care products you use and how they affect your body and our environment, Bangkok Soap Opera’s range of workshops is what you need to attend.
For all you environment and health-conscious peeps, this is a unique opportunity to learn the art of soap making using all natural ingredients, free from any chemicals and preservatives.
In addition to soap making, you can also learn how natural perfumes are made.
Bangkok Soap Opera is also well known for running workshops on natural face and body care where participants not only learn how to take care of their skin and body, but they are also taught to prepare the natural skincare products themselves.
Imagine having your own personalised skincare kit at home? Can’t beat that, can you?
Bangkok Soap Opera
Price: Soap making workshop starts from 1305 Baht / USD 40 and detox beauty care workshop from 1468 Baht / USD 45 Address: 29/8 Ekamai 10, Sukhumvit 63, Bangkok, Thailand 1102011 Contact: +66 85 348 9791 Opening hours: Different class hours available upon request, simply drop them a Facebook message! Facebook
Ever wanted to channel your inner artist but didn’t know how? Attic Studios in Bangkok will handhold you on that journey of tapping into your creativity!
A widely popular art studio for kids and adults alike, you will be tempted to explore more than one medium of art here.
Don’t hold yourself back and take a plunge into a world of mosaic, acrylic, pastel and many other forms of art.
If that’s not interesting enough, Attic Studios even holds a life drawing event every week where students learn to sketch and paint a live model.
There are special classes and workshops designed for young children above the age of 5 years that includes oil painting, sketching and a lot of other fun activities.
Run by an internationally acclaimed art instructor, Attic Studios is one place where you wouldn’t mind losing track of your time!
Price: Starts at 1200 Baht / approx. USD 37 for students under 18 years and 1400 Baht / approx. USD 43 for adults Address: 45/4 Sukhumvit Soi 31 Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110 Contact: +66 93 950 0046 Opening hours: Mon-Thu, 10am to 1pm; Sat 10am to 5pm (Closed on Fridays and Sundays)
Who doesn’t love a piece of customised jewellery? And what if we tell you that you can now make your own customised and unique silver jewellery by yourself?
Shannta, located in the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre allows you to do exactly that! Learn the art of moulding pure silver clay and transforming it into any jewellery of your choice.
Simple techniques are taught to the learners without the complications involved in the traditional jewellery making process.
And at the end of a 2-hour session, you are going to come home with a self-designed pendant, earring or even a ring.
Imagine gifting your loved one with jewellery hand-made by you? It doesn’t get more personal than this, does it?
Price: Starts at 1800 Baht / USD 55 for a session with 5gm silver clay, 2300 Baht / approx. USD 70 for 10g silver clay and 2500 Baht / USD 77 for 15gm silver clay Address: Room 306 (3rd floor), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Contact: +66 85 488 3671 Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm
10. Bring your favourite Thai dishes home! – Cooking with Poo
Probably one of the most popular cooking classes in Bangkok, Cooking with Poo is owned and run by a lady named Khun Poo. She has even cooked her Thai recipes alongside the likes of Jamie Oliver!
The cooking classes are designed such that the menu changes every day of the week. So, if on Monday, the main course dish is Pad Thai noodles, on Friday it is Stir fried chicken.
This gives you an opportunity to choose what you’d like to learn to cook.
At Cooking with Poo, your authentic Thai cooking experience starts even before you actually get to the kitchen.
Once you are picked up from the nearby landmark, at 8.30 am, you are directly taken to the local wet market. This will give you an understanding of the fresh local produce and ingredients unique to Thailand.
A futuristic venture that was started by one person inside a small slum in Bangkok, has now grown to be a 12-member strong team and is starting a new chapter in the outskirts of the city.
If authentic Thai culinary skills is what you are after, a cooking class with Poo and her well-trained team will give you just that.
Cooking with Poo
Price: 1500 Baht / approx. USD 46 (inclusive of pick up/drop, market tour, cooking class, all ingredients and printed recipe cards) Address: Klong Toei Market, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Contact: +66 876863714 Opening hours: Daily from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
11. Immerse yourself in Thai food culture – Silom Thai Cooking School
If you are looking for an immersive experience of Thai cooking, food and culture, Silom Thai Cooking School is where you should head to.
It’s based on the philosophy that food is a lot more than just putting a few ingredients together. This cooking school paves way for visitors to understand Thai culture and customs, through a traditional cooking and learning experience.
Learn to cook 6 different dishes from your chosen menu and feel like a chef in your own right!
You will be a part of a small group of learners (1-9 people), and experience cooking traditional Thai dishes in an open kitchen.
Personalised attention and an all encompassing cultural experience sets this cooking class apart from the rest.
Silom Thai Cooking School
Price: 1000 Baht / approx. USD 31 (inclusive of cooking ingredients, refreshments, and market tours) Address: 68 Silom Soi 13(Opposite Narai Hotel and Triple Two Hotel), Bangkok, Thailand Contact: +66 847265669 Opening hours: 9am to 9pm
12. Experience Thai cooking and learn Thai massage techniques – May Kaidee
Another cooking school on our list, but this one’s with a twist! May Kaidee is one of the very few schools that combine the art of cooking with therapeutic massage.
Students are not only taught to cook authentic Thai recipes, they are also given hands-on training to pick up a few practical massage tricks.
By the end of the workshop, you would have learnt the basic tenets of Thai massage and cooking. But that’s not all!
May Kaidee offers at least 15 different types of cooking classes to suit a variety of individual requirements.
Are you keen to know more about Thai culture? Then why not opt for the Thai culture and cooking workshop here?
This workshop is the perfect way to get introduced to authentic Thai culture and customs as your trainers take you on a market visit and a walking tour through the streets of Bangkok. Does it get any better than this?
Fortunately, at May Kaidee, it does! If you are a raw and vegan food enthusiast, there are special classes to cater for that too!
We did tell you, there are so many courses to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice here, didn’t we?
Price: Courses start from 1000 Baht / approx. USD 31 Address: 59, Wat Borworn Rangsi Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Talad Yot, Phranakhon, near Ratchadamnoen, Bangkok 10200, Thailand Contact: +66 2 629 4413 Opening hours: 9am to 10pm
We hope this list inspires and motivates you to challenge yourself and learn something new.
Have you ever attended a workshop during any of your leisure trips?
Which ones out of this list excites you the most? We would love to know!
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