Our Craft Workshops are a space for sharing skills and culture – with some regular topics and also special workshops from time to time – Learn to work with bamboo – cutting, splitting and shaping the material and about the unique grain of bamboo. Chill productively, and be your own “chemical factory”; Crafting triggers our brain to release natural endorphins… Through crafting, we can relearn to have the benefit of experiencing creative spontaneity while snapping off the intellectual hook that keeps us in the realm of the mind and over-thinking…
On Tuesdays, our regular Bamboo Jewellery workshops are on in the mornings (9.30am – 12.30pm) and Bamboo Cutlery workshops are in the afternoons (from 2-5pm). The Workshops are primarily for adults but children are welcome to accompany parents.
In true upcycled fashion, this workshop utilises the offcuts and “trash” from our bamboo house construction to illicit the beauty of bamboo on another level…. we will demonstrate how the bamboo can be split along the grain and how the texture varies through the “wood” – practically the opposite to tree wood (bamboo is a grass remember).
During this workshop we will take a look at a range of jewellery pieces and come up with ideas to define your style and sketch your design idea if needed … and then create – shaping with a hand saw and chisels and a sanding wheel. Next using a hand drill and natural cord or wire and stainless fittings, we will string our pieces. Lastly we will seal/polish with Beeswax or Tung oil (vegan option) and finally roll ourselves in some bamboo sawdust and make human dhupa… just kidding… We could take all our shavings and offcuts and light the cob oven which would be more fun! (Let us know if you would like to make pizza at the end of your workshop).
Through learning to make a spork, you will get to know the texture and grain quality of bamboo and gain an understanding of how to work with it. From there, you can start to imagine your own designs for anything made of bamboo… This workshop is held every Tuesday in the afternoon
Our session starts with an introduction to our bamboo house design, freshly made Jamu and delightful Balinese snacks, followed by a demonstration of tool and safety induction. You can choose whether to work from a cutlery template or design your piece from scratch… We will be using hand-crafting / manual tools to fashion and hone our designs individually…. while learning about the grain and nature of the bamboo; techniques for creating the curves and angles. If there’s time, you can also make a bamboo cup/cutlery holder!
At the end of the workshop, you will have your own unique piece of cutlery that can travel anywhere with you, is ultra-light and finished with a natural-coating that is FDA-approved food-safe. See Airbnb for dates and availability and book directly or email us>>>
We are an all-abilities creative and inclusive community space. Please let us know of any special needs requirements you may have.
Private bookings are available for small group workshops. With a variety of topics, discuss what you’d like to learn with us so we can tailor-make your workshop to your specific needs. We offer individual sessions also. Book your time to explore bamboo creatively and to learn skills you can use to develop your own bamboo designs and develop an activity to do together as a family and especially teach kids to use their creativity to make their own toys (see our Kids Workshops also).
Bookings available by appointment only and gift vouchers are available!
10am – 3pm we host carpentry skills workshops for learning joinery and principles for design with bamboo and practical techniques usually related with our Construction Courses. Topic applications vary – see our latest updates on our Facebook/Instagram pages and book directly through messaging us or through Airbnb Experiences