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Choki Traditional Art School, Thimphu

(4.4/5 based on 75+ 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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  • Always enjoy watching the students diligently at work. In the past, I've always also bought something, but they've moved the gift shop and it isn't as good as it used to be.  more »
  • We visited the school in various categories, and we looked at the work and after talking with the students. The school was the sewing classes, carving classes, piirrustusluokkia, puutyöluokkia, etc. In General, the classes were (I) to (V). Paikallisopas told the systemic, which was very similar to an apprenticeship. The school also had its own shop, where there was a students ' manual work.
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  • You can see students at different levels of mastery of their arts working and training. After visiting this school I understood how Bhutan manages to protect and preserve its culture, and to make the ...  more »
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  • Impressive to see how serious the students study, and what pieces of art they already have created.