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Wooden Stamp Crafting Workshop
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You might have noticed the little hole-in-the-wall shops cluttered around the Old Quarters, tended to by a single craftsmen, hunched and dedicatedly carving sophisticated designs on little wooden blocks. Wooden stamps, or historically, the art of seal making was borrowed from China and was used by kings and aristocrats during the feudal times in Vietnam. More than a 1000 years later, the art yet lives, but has morphed into the wooden stamps we know today, elegantly managing to stay relevant with the times.

While you can get a custom made stamp at any of these shops around town, what's more personalized than carving one yourself. Be it for your personal use or for a friend back home, you can recreate any of the wide array of designs available or bring one yourself. From hello kitty to a portrait of your loved one, the possibilities of creating your own stamp are limitless. The process while seeming sophisticated is actually quite simple once you get the hang of it. Our skilled host will take you through it step by step and make sure at the end of the course, you have a wooden stamp made with your own hands.

Note: There are sharp and dangerous tools used in this course and while Backstreet Academy has taken all possible measures to keep the course as safe as possible, the guest is responsible for handling the tools him/herself during the course.

A link to the exact pick up location and the detailed address will be sent to your account email id once the payment is complete.

The host recommends these preparations so that guests can have the best experience.

  • Think of what you want to make as a stamp
Listing Base Price - US$16.00

Choose your add-ons (All prices listed are in addition to base price.)

+ Hotel pick up and drop
+ Private Class
Reviews (8)
Kate
Kate Anderson

Hong Kong (SAR)
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9 Sep 2017

This was a genuinely sweet and very up close and personal couple of hours of craft with a highly experienced and talented local stamp maker. The facilitator was a very friendly final year uni student and translated between me and the craftsman. It took a couple of hours so be prepared to work to improve your cutting skills. I great way to spend time midday, learning a craft and chatting to friendly locals.

Chris
Chris Creighton

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21 Aug 2017

We had a great couple of hours designing and carving our own wood stamps. It was not an easy task to do, but with help we walked away with a great finished product. I look forward to trying another class in another town. Good job Backstreet Academy.

Ryan
Ryan Berkebile

Vietnam
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15 Jul 2015

Wow! I came into this experience not knowing anything about woodblock stamp making. It was great to have my hand at it? The guide was amazing and very knowledgable and skilled at it. I think I'm going to need to practice about a thousand times before I get anywhere close to doing well at stamp making. Again, it was a great experience. Thank you for the teacher and the guide for this wonderful opportunity.

April
April Chélines

United Kingdom
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15 Jun 2015

We just had the best time hanging out, learning Vietnamese and making stamps. We also bought a mini carved rock statue which is adorable. Our two hosts were amazing and such good fun. Quoc is so talented and a very good teacher. So glad we decided to do something slightly productive with our time in Hanoi
Massive thanks to the Backstreet Academy team xxx

Eunice
Eunice Eunice

Vietnam
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25 Dec 2014

I took calligraphy class by Backstreet Academy in my last day in Hanoi. I really enjoyed the course. I was deeply got engaged in the course, and feel so excited to discover the meaning of symbol word as philosophy expressed in one word only. Really had fun, interesting time in the course. Open minded, open hearted so this course is highly recommended .

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Host: Quoc Hung Nguyen

Hung graduated from Hanoi Art University hoping to make a living as an...

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Reviews (8)
Kate
Kate Anderson

Hong Kong (SAR)
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9 Sep 2017

This was a genuinely sweet and very up close and personal couple of hours of craft with a highly experienced and talented local stamp maker. The facilitator was a very friendly final year uni student and translated between me and the craftsman. It took a couple of hours so be prepared to work to improve your cutting skills. I great way to spend time midday, learning a craft and chatting to friendly locals.

Chris
Chris Creighton

RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
21 Aug 2017

We had a great couple of hours designing and carving our own wood stamps. It was not an easy task to do, but with help we walked away with a great finished product. I look forward to trying another class in another town. Good job Backstreet Academy.

Ryan
Ryan Berkebile

Vietnam
RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
15 Jul 2015

Wow! I came into this experience not knowing anything about woodblock stamp making. It was great to have my hand at it? The guide was amazing and very knowledgable and skilled at it. I think I'm going to need to practice about a thousand times before I get anywhere close to doing well at stamp making. Again, it was a great experience. Thank you for the teacher and the guide for this wonderful opportunity.

April
April Chélines

United Kingdom
RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
15 Jun 2015

We just had the best time hanging out, learning Vietnamese and making stamps. We also bought a mini carved rock statue which is adorable. Our two hosts were amazing and such good fun. Quoc is so talented and a very good teacher. So glad we decided to do something slightly productive with our time in Hanoi
Massive thanks to the Backstreet Academy team xxx

Eunice
Eunice Eunice

Vietnam
RatingRatingRatingRatingRating
25 Dec 2014

I took calligraphy class by Backstreet Academy in my last day in Hanoi. I really enjoyed the course. I was deeply got engaged in the course, and feel so excited to discover the meaning of symbol word as philosophy expressed in one word only. Really had fun, interesting time in the course. Open minded, open hearted so this course is highly recommended .

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