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Learn the basics of Cambodian pottery and ceramic painting at a Siem Reap artist workshop, where you’ll create a bowl, mug, and saucers with help from a local artist. A hands-on way to immerse yourself in Cambodia’s artistic culture, you’ll finish the workshop with unique-to-you souvenirs made using traditional techniques.
Discover the time-honored tradition of making Cambodian ceramics during a pottery workshop in Siem Reap — a perfect family activity. An expert artist demonstrates methods of molding pieces on a pottery wheel, then helps you shape your own bowl and create Khmer designs with the proper carving tools. Your masterpiece will be ready for pickup the next day, along with a potter's diploma, after firing in a kiln overnight. This 1.45-hour experience includes hotel transport by tuk-tuk.
As the old saying goes give a man fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a life time ! We at Decorisan are teaching soap making from scratch so that he/she can take the knowledge with him/her and use it any time.
Our workshops provide opportunities for local Cambodians to learn and work. Begin with a short history, Khmer pottery is reached its peak during the Khmer Empire. Cambodia's ceramics and pottery craftsmanship are more prominent than those of other Asian countries. Although they have some in common in pottery, but they also share other porcelains in Asia. Here, along with our craft masters, enjoy with hands-on pottery, and unique ways to learn about Khmer culture with Angkor Temple.
Every year, thousands of cement bag are throwing away and used cement bag will be just another tone of garbage. Since it has a unique surface because it is able to accommodate loads up to 40 kg. However, if the aforesaid cement bag is processed, it can be products that have added value. It can be used as base materials for bags, wallets, or shoes because it’s durable and scratch-resistant. Many young rural Cambodia were trained and become professional recycle turning all used material such as cement bag, used tyre, bottle, cans to a new fashion product.
Relax and start to select your favorite bag type such as cement bag with different logo or fish feed bags or rice bag and think about the bag type, the bag size and type of design you want to make. Follow your friendly and reliable instructor who will bring you to along the recycling journey from the garbage cement bag to most interest fashion wallet or carry bag.
-Appreciation the local artist through attending the painting class
-Relax and enjoy painting activity that you prefer
-Appreciate your afford and patient to have your personal painting that can bring home
-Interact with local artist and learn about his daily life
-Explore various painting done by the local artist
Unwind and get rejuvenated in a tranquil yoga session in the middle of Siem Reap City with our Yoga Sunset package. We will take you to a relaxing soulful spot in the city where you can enjoy the sunset while having yourself cool down. Dropping by first at the famous “Old Market” to grab tons of souvenirs, art works and items only found in Cambodia. And after that 70-80 minutes of stretching tranquillity, enjoy your dinner while having witnessed Cambodia’s Apsara dance show, a dance show that was practiced in the royal palaces and dates from way back the 9th century. Enjoy that peaceful and soulful relaxing journey in the middle of city.
15:30 pm Hotel pick up
16:00 pm Old Market souvenir shopping tour
17:00 pm Preah Garden for Sunset yoga lesson
18:30 pm Depart form Preah Garden to Apsara dinner dance show
19:00 pm Apsara dinner dance show at Por Cuisine
20:30 pm Back to your original pick up location
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Learn with the locals on this interactive tour that showcases the best of Angkorian traditions. Learn about Cambodian arts and crafts and make a traditional bowl to take home. This memorable day includes round-trip hotel transport in a local tuk-tuk, as well as plenty of fun!
If you’re looking to try something new and get creative, then join a local artist in this fun and intimate class. Discover the art of spoon painting: a unique local technique involving the use of spoons rather than paint brushes. Experiment with technique and paint: you can choose to either start with the templates provided or design your own. Discover your inner artist and take home your unique handmade souvenir at the end of the workshop.
Environmental concerns have been raising up into one of most priority discussions by all the relevant stakeholders. In term of environmental pollution, old rubbish vehicle Tyre is one of the examples causing pollution due to hundreds of them are thrown away each year around the globe. With this problem, further solution is identified in order to get rid of it. Recycling is one solution leading to a better prevention. Some of manufacturer have been taking part converting old vehicle Tyre to other type of usable and fashionable tools.
In Cambodia, old unusable-vehicle tyre, are recycled to different fashion products that can be sold in the market. Join with our local artist to become a new designer transforming trash into your favorite fashion tyre bag. Have a great chat with local designer until you finish your design. Learn all the processes from picking up the tyre, chopping and pinning with detail instruction from you friendly instructor. Go and grab so fun with local artist.
Learn about Cambodian art and design at a hands-on ceramic painting workshop in Siem Reap, decorating a pair of elephant mugs that are a unique alternative to mass-produced souvenirs. With instructors on-hand to share the history and techniques of Cambodian painting, you’ll watch a demonstration of traditional ceramics making, and experience a side of local culture that many visitors miss.
Enjoy a glimpse into a long-enduring feature of Khmer culture with this short lesson in traditional Apsara dance. Historically used to appease Khmer deities and in modern times a staple of public celebration, Apsara is as exciting to perform as it is impressive to watch. While some kind of Apsara experience is common when visiting Siem Reap, this class offers you the opportunity to try this art form for yourself, giving you a stronger insight into Khmer culture.
Appreciate the sculpture and carving of Angkor, art has been playing very important roles in Cambodia society since the past thousand years. Sculpture, carving, painting, drawing, music, as well as dancing are the core contributions to promote the kingdom’s pride, identity and the sense of belonging for the whole society of Cambodia. Interestingly, Leather puppets are the hallmark of traditional Khmer art and crafts that influence from India. This form of craft is inextricably linked to the state’s traditional folk and cultural expression, called Leather puppetry.
Spend your unique day relaxing with a local leather carver to design and carve one of your leather puppets and explore the most interesting history of this type of art. Patiently relax and focus to your artwork to make your leather puppet carving more unique and master-pies which can be an unforgettable souvenir leather puppet craft for yourself, friend or family. Feel the fun until the end of your activity.
Join with our local hosts and gain new core experience by enjoying converting the brass bullet to impressive fashion jewellery. Ammo is one of a new activity where visitor can join local host transforming ammo into beautiful necklaces, earing, rings, bangles, cufflinks, money clips, and impressive bracelet. It also makes fill-in styles temple ornaments in silver, with semi-precious jewels such as garnet, peridot, amethyst and Blue Zircon.
This activity off you with core experience, interact with local hosts, learning traditional ammo making, have your own stylish ammo making and get your own souvenir products. Go and grab some fun until transferring back to your hotel.
-Be ready at hotel and waiting for transfer 15 minutes before departure.
-Transfer to Ammo workshop and listen to the instructor
-Start to make your own one that you can bring home or use for your self
-After the class done, transfer back to hotel
Rattan is a type of wine can be seen in most part of Cambodia. It highly contributes to local culture practice and economic for hundreds of years. Rattan weaving is popularly done by the local villager which most of them can weave to various eco-friendly production such as traditional fishing trap, basket, purse and so on. Join with a local seamstress who is going to be your instructor helping to weave your favorite basket. One by one patently gain your weaving technique of making your fashion rattan basket. Relax and enjoy with your local instructor until time transferring back to your hotel. End of the tour program of rattan basket weaving.
Since palm provides high advantages to the Cambodian, the government has listed palm as a tree symbol of Cambodia. It plays really important role into Cambodia society, especially at a rural area. Almost all the part of palm has precious value. Palm leaf have been used to weave as boxes, house’s roof or wall. Palm tree has been using as furniture and traditional medicine. Palm fruit convert to palm wine, palm juice, palm sugar, palm cake, etc. Palm roots are famously use as traditional medicine to reduce body temperature while local get sick.
Traditional palm weaving has been transmitted from generation to another. Most of villager in the whole country are able to weave varies type of tools from palm leave. Join with the local host and begin to your eco-friendly activities, weaving your creative purse, boxes, etc. Create some fun and having a close communication with friendly master of palm leaf weaving.
Traditional Khmer boxing or known as Bokator, consider as a traditional Khmer martial art fight remained since the Angkor era. The fight has been using as defender and attacker fight techniques for the brave Angkorian soldiers in the battlefields. During your journey to the remarkable Bayon temple, you will see the Khmer martial art fight of Bokator along the based relief of the temple. Recently, Bokator is still practice by all the Cambodian soldiers to learn for self-protection.
The fundamental of Khmer martial art flight is to use your elbow, fists, knees, shins, feet, hands and head to defend as well as protection. Join with Bokator master to explore the mysterious Khmer martial art flight which is remained since Angkor era.
Mr. Poy Khet is the mater in the ancient art of Khmer Sculpture. He has been practicing his technique with sandstone for almost 20 years Poy khet learned his skills from his grandfather, cousins, and brothers. He wants to help preserve these ancient skills and honor his ancestors. Learning from the master craftsman who will guide you with interesting stone carving techniques and the history behind amazing stone masonry in Cambodia. You will Enjoy the relaxing and exciting course at the instructor's workshop and get to experience hands-on carving and craft your own beautiful carving then keep your very own personalized carving as a souvenir or gift for yourself or to family or friends.
The ancient Angkor temples are famous for their magnificent stone carvings, incorporating many different designs and techniques. This hands-on workshop offers a unique chance to discover the art of stone masonry and try it for yourself. Under the supervision of an experienced instructor, learn basic techniques and create your own unique design, choosing from a variety of different materials.
Participants in this class will learn a craft rare and inspiring, unlike any other kind of sketching taught in a typical art class. Our local artist will walk you through the unique art he created himself, 7 years ago, and has spent time perfecting ever since. You’ll learn of an art form that could well have been discovered in the ancient years of the Khmer Empire. It’s incredible how new art forms are still being discovered to this day. He is a gifted artist who wishes to share his talents with the world at large and by attending this class, you’ll be having fun while helping out a local artist in the process.
Discover the secrets of Vietnam’s coppersmiths during this hands-on half-day workshop. Learn how to make your own copper bracelet during this small-group workshop, with personalized guidance from your instructor every step of the way. Craft a unique souvenir to remember Vietnam by or a gift for a loved one back home, all using raw metal and tools provided during your workshop.
Incense is a important part of Khmer religious and cultural life. Our tour gives guests a unique opportunity to connect to the source of this tradition - a tradition that was nearly lost during the Khmer Rouge. While many in modern society now purchase cheap, imported incense, the art form is still practiced by some elderly individuals. Participating in this tour calls attention to it and encourages the younger generation to take pride in this centuries old practice.