Get Your Creative On – The Best Workshops In Ho Chi Minh City

May 27, 2020


It’s no secret that Saigon has a love affair with all things handmade, and the town offers the most talented and experienced art teachers in Vietnam. It’s never too late to learn a new skill and HCMC has an amazing selection of workshops and classes to keep you busy. Judging by this list, the hard part is choosing just one. So who says it’s hard to find a hobby in Saigon? Certainly not us!





Make your own stamp with Sofia Holt Art and Design

If you are looking for a fun activity or a gift idea that you can make yourself in a few hours, creating your own pad can be the answer. A stamp can be used to decorate all kinds of things like a simple card or a bag.

Date: 28 May – Time: 6.30-9.30 – Age: No kids, because we use sharp tools – Level: All levels. No previous knowledge needed. – Cost: 500.000 Vnd (include all material).

Address: Saigon Outcast: 188/1, Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, HCMC

Info Here






VinSpace offers a 2-hour class where you can learn how to paint tiles. The course is available in Vietnamese and English and is suitable for all ages.

Cost 250 000 Vnd and includes the material + 1 fruit juice.

Date June 1st from 10 am – 12 am

Address: Coffee House, 19B Tham Ngoc Tach, Quan 3, HCMC

Registration HERE





Noirfoto workshop: Black & White film processing – Noirfoto Darkroom-Studio-Gallery

To help you understand the science and basics of bw film materials, and to be able to self-processing your film for full control of your photography, Noirfoto introduces the class Basic bw film processing. Classes are available every first Saturday afternoon of each month from 2 to 5 pm.

Date: 2 June – 6 July – 3 August

English with Vietnamese support – AGE 16 to 66 – LEVEL Beginner – PRICE vnd 500,000/pax

Noirfoto Darkroom-Studio-Gallery

199BIS Nguyen Van Huong St – Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

0936310812 –





1 July – IN LÓT LY | Coaster Prints – Axa Studio – The Coffee house

Want to give your decor a facelift with homemade original coasters and Protect your furniture from unsightly stains? Axa studio and Kai propose a Coaster Prints workshop this July 1st from 3 – 5 pm.

Inscription HERE

Price 250 000 Vnd and Includes materials.

Info  Here 

Address: 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, District 3, HCMC





31 May – Create your own Eau de Parfum Spray – Co-Space and Amaii Aroma

Become a perfumer and build your fragrance. With this workshop, Rei Nguyen takes you to the glamorous world of perfume and shows you that is maybe easier than it seems to build your own.

Time: May 31, 2019 from 10AM-12PM

Venue: Co-Space @ 104A Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien, D2

Price: Early bird/member price: 600.000 VND (before 17th May)

Door/non-member price: 750.000 VND

Info Here





Origami – Paper Cranes Garland – Girls On Craft

Have you always wanted to learn how to do origami but didn’t know where to start? Fear not, Girls on craft will teach you the things you need to know to get started.

Date: 28 May from 1 pm – 29 May From 5.30 pm

Fee: 500,000VND per person.Includes Origami paper – Ribbon – Beads – Music- Tea, coffee & soft drinks






Adult Evening Pottery – Spin & Gogh

Twice a week

Get creative and start making your own cups, saucers, bowls and unique pieces with Spin & Gogh. They propose a course twice a week.

When: Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 – 7:00 and the second session from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost: 250,000VND/1.5 hour session

Address: Spin & Gogh, 212 Tran Van Tra, Panorama – Phu My Hung, Quan 7, HCMC

More info HERE

Macrame Workshop – Girls On Craft

Macrame has been a popular way to decorate for decades, bringing texture and warmth into a home with knots that can be put together in unique ways to create one-of-a-kind wall hangings, plant holders, and more. Girls on craft propose two courses, to help you to create a macramé project.

Date: 28 and 30 May – From 9 am – 11 am

Fee: 500,000VND per person.

Included in the workshop: Macrame – Music – Tea, coffee & soft drink

More Info HERE






Leather Workshop: Purse – Tote bag – Pandora Studio – Freewill leather

If you’re looking for something unique to do this week, Pandora is partnering with Freewill leather to provide those who attend a glimpse into the handcrafted world of leather.

Date: 1st June

Simple purse; 9:30am – 12:00pm ; fee: 650.000đ

Simple Tote ; 2 days workshop; fee: 2.500.000đ

Simple purse; 9:30am – 12:00pm; fee: 650.000đ

Booking: Pandora Studio, 25 Street 43, Thao Dien, Quan 2, HCMC

Tel 0908101461

More info HERE






Nhuộm Chàm – Indigo Dyed Workshop – Saigon Indigo and Xưởng tinh dầu Cát Cát

Learn the basics of Indigo while exploring the H’Mong art of dying and traditional dying technique of Shibori.

Date: June 1st

Time: 9.30 am to 11.30 am

Place: Gia Dinh cafe 87 Nguyen Trong Tuyen str, Phu Nhuan District

Cost: 340.000

Cost includes a drink at Gia Dinh cafe, material, tools for the workshop

You’ll receive 2 handkerchieves with your own pattern after the workshop. You can bring your old clothes to dye and recycle them, with an extra fee 50.000/item.

To register to contact Saigon Indigo HERE






Paper Cut Lightbox Workshop – Pandora Studio

Pandora Studio brings a workshop to build Step by step a Lightbox, by cutting layers of papers, with super details and interesting techniques.

2 workshops on Sunday 2nd of June

Morning: from 9am – 12pm

Afternoon: from 2 pm to 5 pm

Cost: 450k/person/ 1 lightbox

Fee includes all tools, materials,…

More Info HERE

Pandora Studio, 25 Street 43, Thao Dien, Quan 2, HCMC

Hotline: 0908101461





Introduction Week: Mono-Printing – 2studio

Mono-Print is a great starting point for anyone who is interested in Art & Design in general & print-making specifically. During the workshop you will play around with different materials, add-ons, found objects/textures; or directly use our prepared acrylic surfaces to play with negative/positive space…

When: Wed 29th May from 7- 8.30 PM / Sun 2nd June from 10 – 11.30 AM

/ Sun 2nd June from  2 – 3.30 PM

Where:2Studio, Ground Floor, An Phu Office, 622A (22A) An Phu Rd., An Phu, District 2, HCM City

Ticket: 380.000 VND (all materials provided)

Information Here





Học làm len tẩy trang xanh (DIY Crochet facial rounds workshop) – The Greenie Turtle

Make your own DIY facial rounds with this crochet workshop. Easy to do, fast and it’s a perfect gift to offer.

The workshop is organized into two classes: Sunday, 2nd June: Learn the basic knitting

– Sunday, 9th June: Make your own crochet facial rounds and how to use them

Time and Location: 4.30pm, Sunday, 2nd June & 9th June

The 1985 Coffee, 200 Tô Hiến Thành Street, District 10, TP.HCM

Fees: 75,000VND per class & 140,000VND for two classes

More Info HERE





Workshop Tháng 6 “ Soap Universe “ Nguyên Liệu Làm Đẹp Từ Thiên Nhiên – Hoa Cỏ Handmade Shop

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own soap bars, but don’t know where to begin? Here is a workshop for complete beginners and especially for kids and their mothers.

Date: June 1st – From 9 am – 5 pm

Cost: 300 000 VND /per child.

Cost: 150 000 Vnd / Per mother

Caztus Nguyen Thi Minh Kai, Phuong Pham Ngu Lao, Quan 1, HCMC

More info HERE





Capturing Form Saigon Life Drawing – Capturing Form Saigon

Noirfoto Darkroom-Studio-Gallery

Discover and experience drawing differently! This is what Capturing Form Saigon has been offering for two years, every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm.

Date: 4 June – 11 – 18 and every week.

Address: Nguyen Van Huong 199bis, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC









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