Bamboo Workshops

Our Bamboo Workshops are focused on learning skills for bamboo design, carpentry and construction with Day Workshops, Apprenticeship Courses and Internship programs working with bamboo and getting to know the material practically. We provide all tools, training and safety induction. Our learning programs are inclusive and designed to give you the skills to understand the fundamentals of bamboo design and the nature of the material as well as experience in building something from bamboo.

WHAT’S ON:

Come and experience village life in Bali and learn about bamboo directly from the Balinese bamboo masters… our Ecocentre project based in Belega (near Ubud) with local craftsmen and builders is where we are developing sustainable affordable design techniques with Bamboo and Natural/Earthen Materials to make a learning space and inclusive place for sharing and preserving Traditional Arts and Techniques of Bali /Indonesia… and sharing knowledge through local programs to encourage environmental responsibility and best practice innovation when it comes to managing plastic waste from the home and recycling.

Belega Ecocentre: Bamboo for the future: for all the world’s people – means making it Affordable, Attractive and Accessible to build with… Follow our community build in Bali’s village of world-famous bamboo builders – where we aim to make bamboo-building programs accessible to everyday people, retain traditional skills and knowledge of Bali’s artisans, and uplift rural folk and collaboratively create meaningful enrichment by spending time in community.

See our Day Program for building a Bamboo Model Building Design with Seek Sophie

Internship Course:

Come and learn from the best and become an unbeatable bamboo builder!! Our Internship programs run 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) 9am to 4pm and can be adapted to a part-time schedule of 3 days/week over a double time-period. Internships are individualised programs in small groups where you receive theoretical and practical knowledge and training in all aspects of the bamboo-building process.

One Week Program: USD$298 / Rp.4,400,000 (includes one on one basic training and mentorship for Bamboo Construction)

Two-week Program: USD$685 / Rp.9,600,000 (includes one-on-one basic training and construction mentorship)

Three-week Program: USD$845 / Rp.12,000,000 (includes training and mentorship in bamboo construction, on-site build and construction experience program)

One-month Program: USD$990 / Rp.14,000,000 (includes training in bamboo and construction and design mentorship for individual construction project)

Accommodation/Meals:

Nightly rate: USD$9 / Rp.130,000 (basic room and breakfast)

Monthly rate: USD$170 / Rp.2,300,000 (basic room and breakfast)


Fill out our enquiry form and let us know what you want to learn about with bamboo: https://app.bluecatforms.com/BEXZCi7Q/new-form

Join the/our Facebook group to follow our progress on our current bamboo build in Belega. The group is free; www.facebook.com/groups/5443799475664816/?ref=share

Our current program in Hands-On building is running and you can join us daily, weekly or monthly… as we build our Belega Eco-learning Centre:

Sept 14 – 27Bamboo Internship Training Course – Hyperbolic Stairwell, Frame/Truss construction, Making Bamboo Arches, Bamboo Floor and Wall panels
Sept 28 – Oct 4Bamboo Interiors – Built-In Bench seat wall
Oct 12 – 25Bamboo Internship Training Course – Interior Fit-out – Walls, Framing, Windows, Artesian Bamboo Work
Clay/Lime-straw infill/insulation panels, Bamboo Wattle and Daub
October 26 – 1 NovemberBamboo and Clay/Lime plaster wall panels (1 week)
November 9 – 22Bamboo Internship Training Course
November 23 – 29Sacred Geometry and Sustainable Design (1 week)
December 7 – 20Bamboo and Earthbuilding Internship Training Course
December 21 – January 3TBC
January 16 – 21Earthbuilding and Bamboo Course

Bamboo Creative Bali Day Workshops

Day Workshop Programs

Day WORKSHOPS (also available on AirBNB experiences)…. and tailored one-on-one tutoring with our master-craftsmen – as well as for crafting anything from cutlery, jewellery, and kids toys, to a table or treehouse…

We offer Introductory to Intermediate Carpentry & Joinery practical day workshop tutoring for groups and individuals with our master-craftsmen to develop your skills and also to assist on technique/design aspects of building a bamboo structure and making a miniature/model of a bamboo design.

Day Workshop 10am to 3pm

Pre-purchase here for 20% discount. Redeemable until December 2025

$40.00

Bamboo Course and Internship Training

Longer programs for Hands-on skills development through practical bamboo building experience. From harvesting and treatment of the bamboo to designing structures, making foundations, carpentry, joinery, building and finishing and maintaining a bamboo structure.

We offer daily, weekly and monthly programs for you to learn bamboo skills for small-scale to larger construction projects, bamboo art, traditional techniques and methods for design and crafting, interior design and furniture along with earth-building programs (with Josh Geiger – Natural Building Teacher and Designer) aimed towards affordable renewable and practical bamboo design incorporating up-cycled materials.

On-line mentoring for building design and construction also available.

Outreach Programs ↗

At Bamboo Creative, it’s not just about bamboo – but also up-cycling to prevent unnecessary waste and to re-utilise resources – co-creating projects which facilitate community and environmental well-being and education through enabling PRACTICAL skills and innovations to be applied in Local Communities through upcoming special workshops and collaborations.

Our regular programs create a framework to seed/enable the development of our Outreach projects  where you may come and attend your internship now or at a later date – A percentage of funds are also used to collate course content and videos to be made available online and accessible… see our Facebook page for updates.


Bamboo Apprenticeship Program:

Our Bamboo Apprentice program offers Hands-On building experience on our practical projects. The program consists of individual skill training sessions and hands-on building as a way to develop your expertise alongside bamboo building experts.

Contribute to our Outreach projects while developing your skill!

Our Apprenticeship program runs 10am to 3pm – 6 days a week and can be adapted to suit your schedule.

1 week (6 day) program: USD$280 / Rp.4,000,000

2 week (12 days) program: USD$380 / Rp.5,600,000

3 week (18 days) program: USD$470 / Rp.6,900,000

4 week (24 days) program: USD$545 / Rp.8,000,000


Join our Bamboo Apprentice programs and get in on the building of our Local Bamboo Ecocentre and Regenerative Homestay Projects... Fill out this Enquiry Form so we can get in touch.

Bamboo Biasa – Carpentry and Construction

Day Workshop

Join us for an introductory Day Workshop on basic Bamboo carpentry skills and construction where we share our experience building with bamboo and the design of our bamboo building…. Basic tool knowledge and techniques; joinery/carpentry styles will be demonstrated and then we work together to make a bamboo item of your choice; You will get to apply your new knowledge practically and be given the the tools to try for yourself… and take home your creation! Check Availability for Carpentry and Joinery Workshops – on Air BNB Experiences or enquire here about availability.

Our morning starts at 10am with fresh jamu/coconut/coffee and brief intro and chat about what we will do and you can have input/ask any questions/ so we can tailor the workshop to your needs. You will have all-day with us one-on-one basically and you will be given instruction and then time to try yourself and continue your individual project. Indonesian-style lunch with vegan options at 12.30pm for an hour; time for chatting (we are good at chatting). And continue into the afternoon finishing at 3pm.

Where: ->Freyr’s Bamboo Sky Kubu (in Denpasar) which borders the Seminyak green belt of Urban Rice Fields… and at Belega (near Ubud) at our Bamboo School Collaboration with Balinese master-craftsmen.

Day Workshop 10am to 3pm

Pre-purchase here for 20% discount. Redeemable until December 2025

$40.00

Craft with bamboo

Learning bamboo skills to build with bamboo

Find your own Zen learning to Craft with bamboo… Bamboo and Small Craft, Weaving and Product Design Workshops

Bamboo Craft and Small Design Project Day Workshops offering courses in bamboo cutlery, weaving, bamboo jewellery and other groovy stuff as well as customised sessions for adults – and kids are welcome too. See AirBNB Experiences for our Craft Workshop Schedule

Join us as a VIP Intern to develop your bamboo skill and contribute to our Outreach project aims... Get in touch and we'll keep you informed about upcoming programs.... find the latest updates on our BLOG

Kids Workshops

Working with bamboo, making toys and up-cycling materials; We offer in-house and mobile workshops for regular in-house programs with local schools/ homeschoolers by appointment and also one-off events. See our Kids Club Page for more information – we have topics suited for age groups: 3-6 and 7-12 years with in-house and mobile workshops for regular programs with local schools/ homeschoolers by appointment and also one-off events. … All Our programs are Inclusive with special needs support is available for groups and individuals.


Specialised Day Workshops and Custom Events:

Bamboo, Eco-brick & Cob Workshops:

We host special group workshops for natural building with cob (mud mixture of clay, sand and dry grass) and ecobrick (empty plastic bottles stuffed with plastic trash) to promote the sequestration of plastic waste from our oceans and natural environment. See our Zero Waste page for more details. We’d love to host a workshop at your place and assist you in designing and implementing your own cob and ecobrik construction! Suitable for kids and adults 🙂 Invite us to facilitate a Eco-workshop/eco-event at your school or community centre… or come to our Bamboo House Project in Denpasar. We deliver a 3-part bamboo, ecobrick and cob hands-on contact workshop for learning skills in natural building with bamboo and cob, and incorporating responsible disposal of soft-plastic trash and building with it! We can cater for up to 20 people at our project site in Denpasar (or mobile). Learn skills in natural building with bamboo, cob, bottle/eco-bricks and recycled materials and craft/design: with sliding scale options for in-kind/financial contribution.

or send us a message:

For bamboo consultations, design advice and private workshop sessions: Make a time to chat with us. Or fill out this form to outline your interest in participating in our programs…

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