Iron Pencil Sketching Excursion

Product ID: 66071

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3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Experience a unique art form making use of palm leaf burning properties
  • Learn from a local artist sharing his craft with loving attention to detail
  • Discover a mesmerizing artform that makes use of traditional materials
Discover a unique art form based on burning palm leaves to create beautiful line drawings. Learn how a local artist discovered this practice and see his creative process.
What to Expect
Discover a unique art form based on burning palm leaves to create beautiful line drawings. Learn how a local artist discovered this practice, and see his creative process in action as you witness the use of custom tools to burn precise imagery into natural canvases.

Local artist Reoum Bunhak discovered a new form of art one day while he was burning palm leaves. He was intrigued by the distinct patterns the flames created on the surface of the leaves before they turned to ash. From repeated observation and experimentation, he perfected the craft over time until it could be used to sketch virtually any shape.

See first-hand how Bunhak uses a specialized tool, which he refers to as an "iron pencil," to draw fine imagery on custom-made canvases made from palm leaves. It is truly remarkable that this art form—which has been technologically feasible since ancient times—has gone undiscovered until now. Witness Bunhak's eyes light up as he shares his art with you in a totally unique cultural experience.
What's Included
  • Guided pencil sketching
  • Commentary provided in English
What's Not Included
  • Transportation to meeting point
Meeting Point

Angkor Handicraft Association Road 60, Trang Village Sangkat Slorkram Commune Siem Reap Province Krong Siem Reap (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
The maximum group size is 4 people.

You do not need previous drawing or sketching experience.

The regular size of the palm board is A4. An additional surcharge of USD 15 for a bigger canvas is payable on the day of your activity.

If you have a special picture you would like to sketch with iron pencils, you may bring it along.

Hours of operations are from 9:00 am—3:00 pm. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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Product ID: 66071