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Interesting and Creative Workshops, Experiences, and Activities in Bali
Let’s face it, the lack of being able to travel and rainy days are making us all a little stir crazy right now. Why not use this time to learn something new! There are currently lots of fun and creative workshops and activities happening in Bali to take your mind off what’s happening in the world and learn a new skill.
These are a few we’ve tried ourselves in the past few months and highly recommend… Here a roundup of our favorite workshops in Bali.
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Pottery Workshop at Studio Ceramic, Sanur
Did you ever see the movie ghost? For sure an iconic moment in film history that highlighted the skills of wheel throwing clay to make ceramics. Well, you can have your own ghost moment right here in Bali with the many different workshops offered by Studio Ceramics (from the Founders of Kevala Ceramics).
We tried the 3.5-hour wheel throwing and decoration class. We got to create two pieces on the wheel and choose one to be fired to keep. We also got to choose an already made piece to decorate. We learned decorating skills and decorated our own pieces to keep. The firing takes around 10 days and then your pieces are delivered to you. We love using our cups and bowls that we made in our daily lives! This is for sure a workshop you can do more than once, it is so therapeutic and allows you to be super creative… and you come out with your own creations to add to your kitchen. There are other workshop options also that either focuses solely on wheel throwing or on decoration. There is a workshop for hand-building, a paint-a-piece class, and clay classes for kids too!
Check out Studio Ceramic’s range of workshops here.
Take a Tea Tasting Journey With Chontea
Each month, they have different workshop programs happening. Examples of these include learning about Japanese Tea and how to make Matcha using traditional Chasen, Tea Blending courses ~ using all Indonesian sourced tea, dried flowers, fruits, and tisanes, and some of their workshops are completely mind-blowing such as how to make a tea that tastes like Tom Yum Soup or even learning to make a tea that tastes like Mango Sticky Rice dessert.
Also, if you are missing a good relaxing night over hot of high-quality lavender or chamomile tea, they also sell their own teas on Tokopedia. Find their listing here.
Tea tasting journeys at their Uluwatu tea bar are held on the weekends and can be booked via Instagram.
Create Your Own Signature Scent in a Perfume Workshop by L’atelier
We loved this process and now wear our own scents every day. They also give you a card to keep a record of your recipe, if you want to create your scent again when you run out, you can do that too!
There is also a more rigorous workshop for those wanting to delve deeper into the scent creation space. Maybe you even want to create your own scent to sell! This one goes for three hours and you also come out with your own scent to take home.
Workshops run every day by request in their Seminyak studio.
More details and bookings here.
Make Your Own Dumplings and Feast on Them at Sista Dumpling Kitchen & Bar, Canggu
This was a great, relaxed class, and what a treat to be able to enjoy the fruits of our labour at the end by feasting on our own dumplings with Sista’s stunning rice field backdrop.
The session takes around 2 hours and can be scheduled anytime, with a minimum of 4 for the booking. You get to make dumplings in 3 or 4 different flavours (depending on your preference).
For bookings – WA +6281239080861 or @sistadumpling
Experience a Day in the Life of a Balinese Villager, Including Taking Part in a Hindu Purification Ritual
You then enjoy lunch in a traditional warung, set in the rice fields of the village. After lunch, you are taken to a sacred Holy Water waterfall and canyon to take part in a Hindu Purification ritual. The ritual starts in the canyon of the waterfall and you then make your way up through the waterfall, ending with your blessing at the top. The whole way you will be guided and what you need to do in each area and what each prayer and action means. The Hindus participate in this ritual every six months, to wash away any negativity in their lives.
This is a truly unique, personalised, and sacred day….certainly not your run of the mill tourist experience.
Read more about the Balinese Village Experience here. Mention this blog and get a 20% discount on the published price!
So these have been our experiences of workshops and activities in Bali in the last few months; let us hear about yours. Have you tried any of these workshops? Have you done (or know of) other workshops or experiences that you think we should try and add to this list?
We’d love to hear from you!
After 15 years of visiting Bali as a tourist, Karlie moved her family to Bali 4 years ago. She loves helping others to enjoy Bali and founded Bali Buddies to encourage others to explore the island she now calls home.
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