Here is our selection of the best art classes in Bali you need to try...
The art of Batik dye is a meditative process and centers the mind and can liberate the heart through creative expression. An ancient art form used on traditional prints and fabrics throughout Bali, Batik is a beautiful memorabilia to bring home from your travels in Bali.
You can learn how to create Batik prints on textiles with Ketut Sujana in Ubud and at the Threads of Life Gallery on Jln. Kajeng, Ubud. With Ketut in this unique batik painting workshop, Ketut helps you use this traditional Batik art form to create contemporary designs, in carefully tailored classes for groups or individuals. Threads of Life Gallery introduces you to textiles across Indonesia and the history of the fabrics where you can learn various weaving and dyeing techniques.
Drawing and Painting
Learn about composition, anatomy, oil painting techniques, working with color, artistic styles and art history with a live model in a fun and friendly environment with Noella Roos in Sanur. Noella is a classically trained painter and drawer from Holland who has worked and exhibited across Europe and Asia for over 10 years.
Learn the art of ceramics among the rice fields in Ubud in a peaceful and creatively stimulating ambience at Sari Api Studio. Classes are for all levels and ages as well as full courses for commited students or on-going classes for expats or people who are spending a longer time in Bali. Learn how to use a wheel to create beautiful ceramic pieces being carefully guided by Suzan and her husband Wayan who also offers Balinese woodcarving workshops. Suzan Kohlik is the owner of Sari Api Studio and a graduate of The Centre Doret Ceramic Art School of Switzerland who has been teaching ceramic art for over 30 years. Please bear in mind that you will need to commit from start to completion, 3 weeks for your work to be fully finished if you want to take it home yourself, otherwise shipping arrangements can be made.
Being able to make something personal as a gift or for yourself makes silversmithing a popular activity to do in Bali. Try a short 3 hour class at Studio Perak in Ubud or for a day workshop or special occasion package, or maybe if you want to become a silversmith and perfect their talent, the Sanur Jewellery Studio has workshops for all levels and ages in learning the art of silversmithing.
All of the artistic culture in Bali stems from a necessity to express spiritual understanding that moves beyond words, and to actively participate in the spiritual process. In this way, art has never been considered a conscious production for its own sake in Bali, but rather a collective, devotional participation in the creation of beauty.