Wood Carving Workshop

Sculpting Your Personalized Khmer Souvenir

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$25.00 per guest
Hosted by Un Ann

Highlights

  • Experience an insightful & hands on workshop to better appreciate the mastery and creativity required to create the fantastic wood carvings you will see in hotels and other public places all over Cambodia
  • Create an original hand carved piece of your own with the assistance of our master wood carver
  • Past guests have said that being focused on the carving for an extended period of time can be calming as you set your mind on a single task
  • You finish the workshop with a truly personalized souvenir for yourself or a unique gift for a loved one or friend back home
  • Enjoy a relaxing and fun course at the instructor's workshop

Inclusive of:

  • All equipment, tools and materials necessary for the workshop
  • Light refreshments
  • The wood carving you complete
  • English speaking facilitator
  • Mask and eye protection accessories

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Siem Reap (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
4.9 Out of 5
59 Reviews
Terisa Tuffin United Kingdom
5
14 Aug, 2019

Myself, my daughter (19) and son (15) enjoyed a morning of woodcarving with Mr Ann.  We have never done woodcarving bef...

Alisha Kasam-Sharples United Kingdom
5
8 Aug, 2019

we really enjoyed this experience! it was a completely new skill to both of us and our host made it thoroughly enjoyable...

$US 25.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 10 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Wood Carving is an art that has been practiced all over the world but very avidly in SouthEast Asia where great pieces of woodwork are crafted through out the ages to honour religion in this part of the world. Siem Reap has been the centre of arts for many years as it was the centre of the Angkor Empire in the past, as such sculptures of Apsaras, Angkor tales and other stories are regularly made from wood to adorn the royal compounds. Today, these very same sculptures are made by craftsmen and placed in hotels everywhere in Siem Reap. Try creating a piece of history for yourself! Learn to use the specialized tools in wood carving like the hammer and chisels of every imaginable size. You will have a huge deal of satisfaction when you complete your very first carving, and who knows you might just fall in love with the ancient art of carving. You'll be able to make your own design here and not just limited to the ones on offer! Simply check with the instructor on site and it shouldn't be a problem for most!

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point at the booking time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended
  • No previous experience needed
  • This is a kid friendly activity
  • Bringing a bottle of water is recommended
  • Timing: If the timings listed does not work, you can contact us via Whatsapp(+85570948284), Email or Private Message to check for other suitable start times that fit your schedule
  • The class is offered at the same price for both adults and children

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Your Local Host

Un Ann

Mr Ann has been disabled since young. Despite that, he has been fiercely independent, even working as a construction worker for a year. The disadvantages are however weighing on him as it is becoming difficult to b...

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59 reviews from people who took this experience

Terisa Tuffin United Kingdom
5
14 Aug, 2019

Myself, my daughter (19) and son (15) enjoyed a morning of woodcarving with Mr Ann.  We have never done woodcarving before and with the guidance of Mr Ann’s expertise and his 2 translators and helpers we came away with our very own masterpiece, new skills and new friends. We really felt that we had learnt a new skill and we were so excited to learn more that we asked about the tools we would need to practice carving on our return. Amazingly Mr Ann makes his own tools as well so we were able to purchase all we needed from him.  It was truly a wonderful morning of artistic learning and what a wonderful souvenir to take home! We would have done more backstreet academy workshops if we had more time and would recommend this to anyone.   

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Alisha Kasam-Sharples United Kingdom
5
8 Aug, 2019

we really enjoyed this experience! it was a completely new skill to both of us and our host made it thoroughly enjoyable. helping us when required but also giving us the freedom to make mistakes.

Géraldine Passemard United States
5
16 Jul, 2019

Totally hands on word carving. Very fun!! And the result is springhouse better than you'd expect.

Anne Roma United States
5
8 Jun, 2019

This was an amazing experience for our family. Kids (12 and 8 years old) couldn't have been happier. Mr. Ann and his translator were kind and patient. Our youngest loved it so much that he carried his carving around with him all day and then decided to return the very next day. They left feeling confident and excited about their accomplishment. This was a splurge for us and we're thrilled that our decision contributed to a local artisan.

Laura Alfers South Africa
5
6 May, 2019

I really enjoyed the techniques Mr Ann used for teaching - a combination of guiding me and letting me have some time on my own to play with the wood.

US$ 25.00 per guest
59 Reviews