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Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: WS Art Studio

Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

Activity provider: WS Art Studio

From US$ 25.70 per person

Create a personalized souvenir: turn a block of wood into a complex traditional design with the guidance of a local master carver, who will assist you throughout the 3-hour class and ensure you have fun.

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Duration 3 hours
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Instructor
English, Indonesian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a creative experience beside a master carver
  • Learn all the philosophies behind the many fantastic carvings in Bali
  • Have fun with your whole family, regardless of age or skill level
  • Take your masterpiece home as a unique souvenir
Full description
Looking for another way to experience the vibrant culture of Bali? Let a Balisene master introduce you to the ancient art of wood carving during this 3-hour creative class. Your instructors will skillfully guide all novice woodcarvers to find the mask, the animal, or the shape that is "hiding" inside each block of wood. Bali’s wood carvers are known throughout the world for their intricate and nuanced wood creations that adorn nearly every home on the island. This skill is inherited from one family generation to the next. Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this extraordinary craft while on the island. Stretch your creative muscle while vacationing in paradise, and then you can take home what you have helped to create as a souvenir you can't buy at any markets. Families and kids are welcome for a memorable cultural experience.
Includes
  • All tools and materials
  • Small snacks (Balinese fried pineapple and fried banana with palm sugar)
  • Welcome drink of coffee or tea or water
  • Class certificate
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

"WS ART STUDIO", Jl. Raya Silungan, Lodtunduh – Ubud Google Map Address: C7X4+JFP, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571, Indonesia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera

Know before you go

  •  Return hotel transfers are available from Ubud center only.
  •  No experience is needed to take part in this activity.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    2.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Enjoyed the carving, though it was annoying having to organise our own transport - the easiest way by far is to use a Grab car (like Uber) but there’s lots of bad feeling about these cars throughout Ubud and the village where the studio is isn’t friendly to this type of transport. The carving was fun but the man leading the workshop kept taking over, so while we ended up with some great carvings, they didn’t really feel like ours.

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October 18, 2022

He will do maybe most of the work, so be prepared to sit and watch a lot! But in my opinion it's to your benefit because the carving comes out much better than you could have done it, my side was clearly done by me. Left class with a piece made by myself and a local balinese artisan, satisfied.

October 15, 2022

Recommended! Very nice to do this once. So much respect for the people who make the wood carvings for sale in Bali. Real craftsmanship. If you want to do a lot yourself, don't choose a difficult design. I did a turtle and then you can do quite a lot yourself. A traditional mask is much more difficult and then the attendant takes over a lot. Because it is simply not learned in a day and you do want a nice mask. So choose an accessible design everywhere. Furthermore, now very nice souvenirs for home that we have worked on ourselves!

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October 5, 2022

Product ID: 294960