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Choki Traditional Art School, Thimphu

(4.4/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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. See Choki Traditional Art School and all Thimphu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thimphu vacation generator.
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  • The program presented by a male "guardian ' included also a visit to the school. Probably a waste of time-I thought. However, it was not the worst. In a few buildings you can see and sometimes marvel at the adepts of different pieces or future champions? There were all kinds of workshops: jewelry, sewing or painting and art. It looked pretty authentic, IE. students not doing anything specifically for the show. Spinning all the time a lot of people and they devoted themselves to their work. Before the same school by car park welcomes you to specific "monument" showing of friends of Bhutan basis is and how an elephant. On it is the monkey and the rabbit again and at the end of the bird. This combination is "mandatory" item to paint for future artists. Moreover, their laboratory was the most widely planted. Same images "of friends of Bhutan" are used later [najczęścij] for thanek. Already the lack of time I will not be with them. Because I collect elephants couldn't take advantage of the opportunities so charming thanki. Would-be painters and sculptors were very hard-working and if absent in the "real world". With others at times differently, I think, that at least an hour to spend here.
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  • This place is a must visit if you are looking to get the real taste of the Bhutanese culture. The students from various background are admitted to the school and they stay here for a duration of 1-6 y...  more »
  • This was the most amazing experience watching students learn all the traditional Bhutanese crafts - painting, carving, sculpting etc. Given how elaborate all the architecture is around Bhutan it was r...  more »
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  • Impressive to see how serious the students study, and what pieces of art they already have created.