- Enjoy a class in beginner oil or spoon painting with talented local artist
- Get to know the teacher, a former professional temple painter
- Have fun as you learn about Cambodian temple art
- Take home your painting masterpiece as a unique souvenir
- Duration: 3 hours
This oil and spoon painting class is one of the most fun ways you can learn about local Khmer art. Immerse yourself in the contemporary ways Cambodian artists take inspiration from the wat (temple) murals painted over hundred years ago. The local teacher will explain the nuanced meanings behind the images of Buddha and other deities in Cambodian monasteries, based on his own experience of being a professional temple painter.
With this art workshop, we allows visitors to experience Khmer painting from the very basics, so it is suitable for beginners. Progressing from a pencil sketch to color painting, you'll surprise yourself at how much satisfaction comes from creating your very own masterpiece. Select your favorite view such as the amazing Angkor Wat temple or floating village or Cambodia countryside and enjoy getting to know the artist as you paint together.
Local artist Svay Em will share with you his personal journey through art and his love of painting. Since he was a young man, he used painting as a way to explore his spirituality and express his philosophy. There are countless images of Buddha and Hindu gods, but personal meaning is born through creation of a unique artwork. The artist began formal training in Siem Reap in 1998 and quickly saw his career take off. His first professional commission was to paint the inner walls of a pagoda with the Buddha Life Circle, a story of deep religious significance in local Cambodian culture.More information
- Tools and materials
- Snack and a drink
- Take home your artwork
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