Get your hands dirty with these fun activities

And keep your hands away from your smartphone

Charm-Learn Studio

Mold your own vase

Create ceramic ware from scratch. Charm-Learn Studio’s Ceramic Wheel Throwing class lets you learn the step-by-step process of ceramicsmaking—from throwing a shape on the pottery wheel to coloring the finished product—in a fun and friendly environment. A background in ceramicsmaking is required.

Where: Charm-Learn Studio, Phraeng Sanphasat Road. 08 0587 6331

Duration: 60 hours, split into 12 days (from 10:30 to 15:00)

Price:B32,000

Word with the wood

If building a table is child’s play for you, take your game a step further and learn how to make your own carpenter’s plane (so you can create more woodwork). This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about building a hand plane out of oak wood, from laminating to putting together a plane kit. You’ll also learn the safe way to use hand tools and power tools.

Where:  Woodworkingthai, Soi Chan 43 Yaek 33. 081 921 0738. 

Duration: 2 days (from 10:00 to 18:00)

Price: B5,000

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Dye another day

The Natural Tie-Dye with Bark Wood and Local Plants workshop, also offered by Charm-Learn Studio, acquaints you with creating natural color from boiling bark, leaves and flowers, and teaches you how to come up with your own folding fabric patterns.

Where: Charm-Learn Studio, Phraeng Sanphasat Road. 08 0587 6331

Duration: 2 days (from 10:30 to 16:00)

Price: B3,000

Unlease your inner masterchef

Take your cooking skills to another level at this Ancient Thai Cuisine Cooking Course led by Chef Nooror Somany Steppe. The Blue Elephant founder teaches you how to cook ten old-school recipes—so old many Thais don’t even know about them. We’re talking dishes like mah auan (steamed minced chicken and crab meat) and kanom moh kaeng tua (jasmine cake made from mung beans).

Where: Blue Elephant, South Sathorn Road. 0 2673 9353-8

Duration: 1 day (from 10:30 to 16:30; starts at 8:45 if you want to participate in the market tour)

Price: B17,655

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Tap into your creative genius

Lotus leaves from sustainable plantations around Thailand are used for creating art at this workshop. You begin the class by choosing your preferred canvas size. The fun begins soon after, as you’re encouraged to personalize an art piece by adding color and creative touches onto the canvas.

Where: Himapan Gallery, Soi Sukhumvit 31. 0 2662 0697

Duration: Mon-Fri starting at 9:30, and Sat starting at 10:00

Price: Depends on canvas size, starts from B2,500-B8,000

Start your handmade leather goods business

Learn everything about leather and how to craete a business out of it from Peter Tan, Product Designer at Crafted coco® Leather Goods. Make classic leather pouch from the scratch while enjoying a delicious meal and wine. All attendees get a training certification.

Where: Crafted coco, Sukhumvit 101/2. 09 1778 8490

Duration: 8 hours, starting at 11:00

Price: B3,300

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Create a tiny little botanic garden

Have you always wanted to own a terrarium? This workshop shows you how to create your own miniature garden and how to decorate it using themes like classic moment, pine forest, cozy tea time, and green glass as inspiration. You’ll also learn how to care for your tiny garden.

Where: Tiny Tree, Soi Sukhumvit 31. 080 555 1595

Duration: 1 hour

Price: start from B1,500-B2,300

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