A painting workshop at Attic Art Studios in Bangkok

Plenty of expats and long-term residents in Thailand choose to use their stay to learn painting, drawing, dance, photography, music, pottery and other arts. Why? Because learning these crafts is often much more affordable than in their own countries. The level of instruction is still top-notch with many instructors having extensive experience and speaking effective English. Many classes are even taught by expats themselves, yet at prices considerably cheaper than what they would charge back home.

In short, Thailand provides excellent value for those seeking to get in touch with their artistic side. Most of the art classes are located in the country’s cultural hub and capital, Bangkok. However, those who are interested in staying elsewhere can also find a decent selection of classes in cities like Chiang Mai, Phuket or Pattaya.

Art, Photography and Fashion Classes in Bangkok

Attic Art Studios – Popular and well-known art studio offering classes in drawing, pastel, acrylic, oil, mixed media and sculpture. Both children and adult lessons are available. More>>

La Lanta Fine Art – Workshops in acrylic or oil painting, Japanese woodblock print, watercolor, outdoor painting and jewelry making can be found at this Sukhumvit studio. More>>

Poteri Clay Workshop -A Sukhumvit pottery center offering pottery-making workshops for both children and adults. More>>

The Pikture Gallery – Art gallery in Sukhumvit offering a wide variety of art courses and workshops, ranging from painting to photography to paper marche. More>>

Studio Miu Art – This Japanese-owned studio in Sukhumvit offers manga drawing courses in addition to oil, water color and acrylic painting classes. Workshops for children also are available. More>>

Bangkok Photo School – Offers a wide range of classes and workshops designed for those who want to develop or refine their photography skills. More>>

Alliance Francaise - A wide range of art and design programs can be found at this well-known French cultural center. Workshops offered in painting, drawing, graphic design, interior design, pottery, photography, fashion design, dance, music, French language and more. More>> 

F in Foto – Photography school with digital photography workshops, private classes and field trips available. More>>

Academia Italiana – Workshops in interior design, fashion design, window display and Italian language can be found at this Italian cultural center. More>>

Art, Photography, and Dance classes elsewhere in Thailand

Noina Art Studio – Located in Chiang Mai, this well-received art studio offers a range of painting and drawing workshops lasting from a few hours to a month; great feedback received via Trip Advisor.  More>>

NOVA Art Lab – Photography, drawing, painting, leather-work, jewelry-making and sculpture classes can be found at this Chiang Mai Art Studio. More>>

Sangdee Gallery and Cafe – Offers occasional workshops in art, music, theater and dance; located in Chiang Mai. More>>

Language Corner – In addition to foreign language courses, this language center  in Chiang Mai also has painting, drawing and children’s art courses available. More>>

Oasis ed. Phuket – Provides a wide range of workshops, classes and courses in art, photography and even cooking for adults and children; located on the beautiful island of Phuket. More>>

Phuket Latin Dance – Dance studio in Phuket offering a variety of latin dance classes, including salsa, cha cha, tango and zumba. More>>

Phuket Academy of Dance - Popular dance school teaching jazz, ballet and tap workshops; located in Phuket. More>>

Steps and Rhythm- A dance academy in Pattaya with classes in Zumba, Latin and Hip-Hop Dance. More>> 



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