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A great class with excellent teachers. I made many pots after the initial lesson and was able to choose my favorite for firing. I chose two and was able to have the second fired for a small price. One piece broke before firing, but I was able to pick a beautiful hand made bowl from the store as a replacement. A wonderful experience! I can’t recommend this class enough!
Discover the secrets of traditional Vietnamese pottery without a time-consuming trip to one of the country’s rural ceramics villages. In this half-day pottery class, learn how to make all sorts of clay creations from a master artisan direct from Bat Trang, one of the country’s oldest ceramics villages. Get personalized guidance and answers to all your questions in this private session – no fighting to be heard from the back of the class.
Amazing little shop with unique workshops. Great way to spend the morning making lamps. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, and there are many unique gifts. We really enjoyed our visit and a quiet morning away from the hustle and bustle of the city. They also had great restaurant recommendations in the area! I highly recommend Doug a workshop and going home with a unique work of art while hearing the amazing story of Zo Project while learning a bit more about how the paper is made
What will you get from our workshop:
- Get to know the history, papermaking process of traditional Do paper of Vietnam.
- Listen to the story of Zó Project as a social enterprise.
- Will be guided to do one product from Dó paper then bring home later.
"Zó project was by far the best part of our trip to Hanoi. This all-female led social enterprise is dedicated completely to preserving the ancient traditions of dó paper making and to supporting the muong village people. We had so much fun and felt like we were taking part in a much bigger experience. There was a workshop to suit all kinds of ages, and it was really atmospheric to sit on the railway line and make paper while the locals came by to watch and ask questions and share their own stories. The girls have done a great job of taking the traditional paper and turning into contemporary products for souvenirs, everything was great and everyone was so respectful"
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While away the afternoon with this watercolor class in a cute, off-the-beaten-track cafe in Hanoi. Whether you’re an avid artist or it’s your first time picking up a brush, your teacher can accommodate your level with appropriate instruction on techniques and gentle guidance. Leave the class with your original artwork in hand—it makes a memorable souvenir.
Hello creative minds!
Have you ever thought of holding a brush pen and writing calligraphy on “Dó”-paper just like the emperors wrote down their commands in ancient times?
Cool fact: your writings are likely to last up to 200 YEARS thanks to the traditional way of making our paper, that we are preserving with this project. The paper is completely handmade and it takes around 100 steps to have a finished piece.
At Zó Calligraphy Workshop, you will get your own time to get used to the brush pens, ink stones, “Dó”-paper and to create your own words in calligraphy then bring home later, all under the care patient and support of our calligraphy-master.
- I will provide an instruction of how to use a camera if needed.
- I will share my experience at doing street photography in Hanoi
- We will enjoy walking around discussing about whatever topic: photography, art, history, culture, etc.
- During the tour I will take environment portrait of you as well ( if you don't mind )
Get more fun and more experience with pottery class in Hanoi old quarter
You don't need to go to Bat Trang ceramics village, just stay in Hanoi Old Quarter, you can play with our Bat Trang artisan.
"Yen Thai Silk, Bat Trang Pottery, Dinh Cong Silver, Ngu Xa Copper" is the quintessential quarters of the Thang Long trade village. Through its history, the village has seen several drastic changes take place to its people, culture, tradition and crafts but silversmithing in Dinh Cong is one of the few ancient crafts of Thang Long (old name of Hanoi) that still exists today.
Located on the To Lich river bank in Hanoi's Hoang Mai district, approximately 10km from Hoan Kiem Lake), Dinh Cong village has long term history of silver handcrafts. According to the legend, in King Ly Nam De's reign, three brothers of the Tran family (Tran Dien, Tran Hoa and Tran Dien) learned how to make silver and gold jewelries by chance, mastered the skills and then passed this on to the local people of the village and created the reputation of Dinh Cong's products. The products are not just beautiful but also have a masterful finish.
✿ Making your own conical hat by traditional methods that have been passed down for three centuries with local people at the
✿ Visiting the traditional conical hat trade village, experience the peaceful countryside of Vietnam, the simple and plain lifestyle, as well as old houses and pagoda.
✿ Visiting the unique local market that sells thousands of conical hats with all style and designs that you can find anywhere else, the hustle and bustle of the market in contrary to the quiet countryside sure is a special experience.
✿ Enjoy your lunch with local countryside dishes.
This workshop is for people who love the art of making DIY jewelry, especially wire art jewelry:)
Come to our workshop, pick one or more designs that you like (in our catalog or your own favorite design)
As an art and craft brand in Hanoi, Vietnam, FOLKSIGHT is run by artists with the passion of folk art, storytelling and cultural values.
We create our own designs and put them into daily used products, such as silk scarves, embroidered clothing, zip pouches, coasters, art prints, home décor, and many more. In each item, you shall find the best of our efforts to not just preserve the beauty of Vietnamese long-live aesthetics, but also to express our unique voice and creativity in the modern time.
Let us take you through the journey of dancing colors, pertinent skills and blooming dreams of Vietnamese artists and artisans’ pride.
Hi! After going to so many beautiful places in Hanoi, it's time for you to have a souvenir to remind you of this trip. Why not create it by yourself while enjoying a conversation with a HANOIan in our bookbinding workshop?
DURATION: 2.5 hours
A home studio located in a peaceful local area with walking distance from the historical site the Downed B-52. 1 min by car from B52 Victory Museum, 5 mins by car from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A place for art & craft lovers!
• Class TIMING is FLEXIBLE so drop me a message to arrange workshop at a time which is not in the schedule
• Children aged 8 and up can attend
• No previous experience is required.
• All the materials are provided by our team. Just bring your art soul along ;) and your own picture (for the notebook cover) if you wish to do so.
Born and raised in the Hanoi capital, the center of Vietnamese culture and traditional handicrafts. I graduated as IT-Software engineer, but fall in love with hand-crafts as a child. Started to learn handmade leather by my-self from 2013, I decided to start plan of my life with the material. I came to the realization that my workshop was an place where everyone can come & have experience, to know or understanding how does artisan make excellent handicrafts. I hope the crafts will be preserved and honored all over the world.
Come experience a very unique unique 3D art form that you can actually touch and feel.
String art is weaving colored string, wool, wire, or yarn between hammered nails to make geometric patterns. Artists use lines of thread to create curved patterns that can form desirable 3D shapes: mandala, symbol, objects, letters, and more.
Created in the late 19th century, string art has its origins as a mathematical exercise for understanding geometry and logic.
Nestled in Kien Hung Commune, Ha Dong Town, Hanoi, the small, but prestigious village ? Da Sy has a long - standing history of forging profession. Historically, two blacksmith ancestors of the profession were Nguyen Thuat and Nguyen Thuan who came to the village several hundred years ago, and taught forging technics for locals. During wars in Vietnam, the village was the main source supporting weapons for Vietnam military. However, when peace returned to Viet Nam 40 years ago, the Da Sy people returned to making to agricultural implements such as ploughs, rakes and machinery parts or kitchen implements.
You might have noticed the little hole-in-the-wall shops cluttered around the Old Quarters, tended to by a single craftsmen, hunched and dedicatedly carving sophisticated designs on little wooden blocks. Wooden stamps, or historically, the art of seal making was borrowed from China and was used by kings and aristocrats during the feudal times in Vietnam. More than a 1000 years later, the art yet lives, but has morphed into the wooden stamps we know today, elegantly managing to stay relevant with the times.
Dong Ho Village with its famous paintings has become an aesthetic symbol in Vietnam culture. Located to the left side of Duong River, Dong Ho stood for centuries making their unique art work. From over 100 families in the 1950s, currently there are only a handful of families still making the traditional craft. Dong Ho paintings are places for artists to reflect their wishes for lucks and their perception of everyday life in the village.
Journey alongside the Red River on a scenic countryside drive from Hanoi to Bat Trang. Visit the village known for producing high-quality ceramics and see how this pottery is made by hand. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a workshop crafting your own piece or shop for something to take home with you. This private tour offers air-conditioned transport and the personalized attention of your very own guide.
Introduced to Vietnam by Chinese calligraphers centuries ago, Vietnamese calligraphy has evolved over time into different modern styles, each style designed to communicate something different to its reader. In this short class led by a renowned local calligrapher, learn some of the techniques used by modern Vietnamese calligraphers. With those techniques, create your own unique piece of calligraphy art to take home as a memory of your Vietnam adventure.
Good private tour to get outside the busy city to a local village and see how a traditional Vietnamese hat is made. Tour starts with a great pho breakfast and then a motorbike ride to the outskirts. Stop to visit a local pagoda (really amazing place) and a quick stop for some coconut. Seeing the lady making the hat was a cool experience but I did feel like she had no idea why we came to see her. Overall it was a good experience. (Motorbike ride took us through great scenery)
Duong Lam is a commune of Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Duong Lam becomes the first ancient village in Vietnam. Two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige. Both men led resistance wars against northern invasion and after winning national independence, were crowned kings. After their deaths, the local people built tem
Nestled in Kien Hung Commune, Ha Dong Town, Hanoi, the small, but prestigious village – Da Sy has a long - standing history of forging profession. During wars in Vietnam, the village was the main source supporting weapons for Vietnam military. However, when peace returned to Viet Nam 40 years ago, the Da Sy people returned to making to agricultural implements such as ploughs, rakes and machinery parts or kitchen implements.
This workshop is for people who love art, watercolor painting, or just simply like to have a relaxing afternoon experimenting with art:)
Join us for a 2 hours workshop to learn some basic techniques about watercolor painting and enjoy time practicing your new painting skills in an artistic space.