Learning about recycling waste for artistic endeavours
Making your own mini-sculptures from discarded materials
An insight into the creative mind of your host as he will also show you his other creations
All materials and tools
English speaking guide
Not Inclusive of:
Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
5 Out of 5
Vikram Singh SIndia
13 Feb, 2015
After having finished my trek in the Annapurna Circuit, I decided to stay on in Pokhara for a few days. I really wanted ...
3 Sep, 2014
We were the first people to try the animal metal-working class with Backstreet Academy. Our tutor, Mim, was so excited t...
$US 17.00per guest
1 - 8 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
These animals are scrap and unwanted materials given a new lease of life together with natural materials such as wood, branches, leaves, fibres and the like. Every piece a loving masterpiece hand made by artist Mim Badur Magar, the limits are boundless!
If you want to create such lovely art forms but have no idea at all what to make, try out the entry-level bird sculpture first! And if you're up to it, there's the spider and tons of other scultures that you can try your hand at and Mim will only be too happy to share all his skills with you. When you're at his gallery and workshop don't forget to checkout the giant ostrich scultures out in the garden and a host of other creatures!
Please wear appropriate clothing as they can get dirty for this workshop
Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
Be at the pick up location at the class start time
A retired Indian army soldier, Mim uses scrap & natural materials to create amazing animal art sculptures. He believes that nothing should go to waste in this world and makes it his duty to play a big part in it. W...
After having finished my trek in the Annapurna Circuit, I decided to stay on in Pokhara for a few days. I really wanted to get as much chance as possible to interact with the locals and was looking for things to do on Tripadvisor. I came across Backstreet Academy and knew immediately that this was going to be the perfect platform for me to meet locals and I immediately signed up for one of their course.
The course I learnt was Animal Sculpture from Mim Bahadur. If there's one thing I am certain of after the course, it's this, Mim is super passionate about his craft and you can feel this when his guiding you throughout the entire course. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mim and would recommend anyone who is in Pokhara to sign up for one of the activities at Backstreet Academy. Thanks guys
3 Sep, 2014
We were the first people to try the animal metal-working class with Backstreet Academy. Our tutor, Mim, was so excited to see us, and delighted that we were interested in his talent. His enthusiasm really made the experience for us. We went to his workshop and saw his creations before having a go ourselves, making a bird (which we later painted). He was patient and thoughtful and it was so interesting to see another part of Pokhara. I think the concept of Backstreet Academy, putting people in touch with local craftspeople is fantastic, and would recommend them to anyone visiting Pokhara.