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Thai Crafts Gold: Gilding Workshop

Tambon Bang Rak Phatthana, Thailand

Experience hosted by Terasin

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First, we will tell you about the traditional Lai Rod Num the Thai ancient crafts gold with black lacquer painting technique which is used in the decoration of temples or palaces pillars, window and door panels, ceremonial bowls, jewelry boxes, and especially Buddhist scripture cabinets. The traditional Lai Rod Num is one of a long process and very complex of making. A new adapted technique that we're really excited to share in this workshop is a quick and easy way to create the art. During this time you will be served with some snacks and drinks.
Next, we will begin the workshop, a new adapted Lai Rod Num technique is to trace a design and paint with the new adapted mixture on an A4 size (8.3"x11.7") piece, to which many gold leaves are added. Then a piece is washed with water to wash away the painted background, leaving behind beautiful real gold patterns.
After the workshop, you will go home with one of your own Lai Rod Num a beautiful crafts gold masterpiece.
First, we will tell you about the traditional Lai Rod Num the Thai ancient crafts gold with black lacquer painting technique which is used in the decoration of temples or palaces pillars, window and door panels, ceremonial bowls, jewelry boxes, and especially Buddhist scripture cabinets. The traditional Lai Rod Num is one of a long process and very complex of making. A new adapted technique that we're really excited to share in this workshop is a…

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What's included

  • Food
    Thai Dessert
  • Drinks
    Thai Drinks
  • Equipment
    Workshop Equipment
From $90
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Terasin

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Lai Rod Num has always been our passion. It's a Thai ancient crafts gold with the black lacquer painting technique, the art of illustrations using pure gold leaves to create patterns. It's one of the very long processes of making. We both have learned Lai Rod Num in the College of Fine Arts in Thailand before I went to the US for my degrees in Graphic Design and Illustration and work as a graphic designer there for many years before I came back to Thailand. Our love of Thai arts compelled us to pursue our passion leading us to share with others, a new adapted technique, quick and easy way to create Lai Rod Num what I'm really excited to share with you in our workshop.
Lai Rod Num has always been our passion. It's a Thai ancient crafts gold with the black lacquer painting technique, the art of illustrations using pure gold leaves to create patterns. It's one of the very long processes of making. We both have learned Lai Rod Num in the College of Fine Arts in Thailand before I went to the US for my degrees in Graphic Design and Illustration and work as a graphic designer there for many years before I came back to Thailand. Our love of Thai arts compelled us to…
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Where you'll be

I will meet you at MRT Talad Bang Yai Station, exit 3 downstairs at 1:00 pm to welcome you to my residence, where the workshop located, about 5 minutes' walk from the station.

Please be informed that the workshop photos are showing in the previous location. We have relocated our studio due to the Covid-19 situation. Thank you.
Isdiyanah
November 2020
This was really an amazing experience! For someone who has been in Thailand for the past year, this gave me the opportunity to learn more about the origin and Lai Rod Num over the years. The amount of detail and patience you need to actually master it is on another level i feel but this really gave a nice start to trying it out! Terasin was super patient and attentive throughout the workshop, making sure I was comfortable and giving me tips and assistance when I struggled. Both Terasin and Achalee really made the whole environment very comfortable to work with and the hospitality was just amazing despite just restarting the workshop after the pandemic lockdown. They have great plans for Thaicraftsgold, and I'm very excited for them. This was such a memorable experience and I hope to bring my family to try this out one day too!
This was really an amazing experience! For someone who has been in Thailand for the past year, this gave me the opportunity to learn more about the origin and Lai Rod Num over the…
John
February 2020
An amazing experience and exposure to something that is fundamentally representative of Thai culture and art. The experience gives you the hands-on opportunity to learn about the origin, and evolution of the art style of Lai Rod Num as it is performed today. The passion and hospitality were both remarkable and welcoming. The whole experience is a unique find amongst the things you can do while visiting Bangkok. You can’t miss this, and should be in your top 3 things to do while visiting, it is worth it!
An amazing experience and exposure to something that is fundamentally representative of Thai culture and art. The experience gives you the hands-on opportunity to learn about the o…
Juan
February 2020
Absolutely amazing experience! I highly recommend this experience. The hosts are very nice. This is a once in a life time experience and was the HIGHLIGHT OF MY TRIP TO BANGKOK. I had a great time!
Sofia
January 2020
The loveliest experience. Learning about the whole art process and hearing about their experiences really made me happy to be a part of their culture. Don't worry about your art skills because the tools provided were really helpful. The taxi driver got confused with the address and dropped me off at the wrong place but Terasin and Anchalee picked me up with their car even when it's just around the corner. Really thankful for their hospitality with the traditional snacks and loved hearing stories about their garden. Hope to return and take another class!
The loveliest experience. Learning about the whole art process and hearing about their experiences really made me happy to be a part of their culture. Don't worry about your art sk…
Amanda
November 2019
This was an excellent experience! I ended up being the only person booked the day I went and both Terasin and his wife made me feel very welcome and comfortable, even serving some delicious tea and pastries! They were very friendly and I really enjoyed chatting with them while I worked on my piece. Terasin is clearly an expert in this technique and is a passionate artist and excellent teacher. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for something unique and enjoys art!
This was an excellent experience! I ended up being the only person booked the day I went and both Terasin and his wife made me feel very welcome and comfortable, even serving some…
Guilherme
November 2019
This was an amazing new expirience. I never see this art technic before. I am really proud of the piece work I have done there. I recomendcto anyone that wanys to learn about an unique technique. Terasin and his wife were great hosts, and very patient to explain about all this great technic
This was an amazing new expirience. I never see this art technic before. I am really proud of the piece work I have done there. I recomendcto anyone that wanys to learn about an un…

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Eye glasses if needed