Choki Traditional Art School, Thimphu

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Visit Choki Traditional Art School and observe student artists at work, painting, carving, and sculpting in traditional Bhutanese style. The art school provides scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, financing itself primarily from the sales of the art pieces produced by the students. Pick out your favorites from the artwork sold at the exhibition hall, along with small handcrafted souvenirs in the gift shop. If you're not in the buying mood, feel free to simply take a stroll through the school, observing the different art departments and the students toiling within them. Put Choki Traditional Art School on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Thimphu itinerary app .
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  • Did a quick tour and saw the work of many students. Painting, woodworking, and traditional paintings  more »
  • It is a private traditional art school established in 1999 by Dasho Choki Dorji to help children of economically disadvantaged families. The school offers free education, food and lodging to it's stud...  more »
  • you have a glance on the old peofessioni still used pass daun courtroom while students work, and if you want you can buy directly from the mandala to ceramic or to items on tailoring etc I was glad to have been there but not It is essential as experience.
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  • Arrange for a guided tour of the Choki Traditional Art School, where you can see various levels of students learning wood-carving, sewing, painting, drawing, etc. The concentration and skill of the students is fascinating. The school used to focus on boarding male students, but having girls as day students, until a young British girl visited the school and asked why there were no girls. When she was told that the school did not have funds to build a girls' dormitory, the girl went back to London and engaged her friends in bake sales and other projects to raise money for the girls' dorm. Her father was so impressed with his daughter's tenacity and generosity that he donated the remainder of the funds - and today, there is a girls' dorm at the Choki School. There is a gift shop that features work done by the students, so buying products is a great way to support the school, but also have a hand-made piece of Bhutanese art.
  • Impressive to see how serious the students study, and what pieces of art they already have created.
  • Must see when in Bhutan.

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