Millennial travelers are far more likely to travel to countries to experience rich cultures. They are less interested in vacationing, and more into authentic cultural experiences packed with information and discovery. Earlier this year StratoJet shared over 60 Mellenial Travel Statistics, concluding that 86% of millennials travel to experience new cultures, as opposed to 44% who view travel as a party destination, and 28% who want to go shopping in a new country. With this in mind, here is a list of art classes around the world you can enjoy while abroad. Who knows, maybe you’ll pick up a new hobby.
Prosecco & Pottery (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Gorgous bowls always make a statement. ART VallARTa art studio is located in the infamous beach town in Mexcio. Learn the basics of hand-building while creating pottery pieces you will remember for years to come.
Ancient Mosaic Workshop (Rome, Italy)
Has a beautiful moasic piece ever stopped you in your step? Get hand-ons experience creating one of your own in Italy. Studio Cassio – Arte del Mosaico is a family owned businness that teaches how to make mosaic art, the traditional roman way. Be prepare to see a lot of roman catholic inspired art.
Local Ghanaian Cooking Class (Accra, Ghana)
Who said cooking isn’t an art form? If you have plans to visit Ghana, check out this cooking class that helps support a a local community center. You’ll be shopping in local market, cooking over open fire, and given several local alcohol spirits to taste. It’s the full experience.
Natural Dyeing and Weaving In The Sacred Valley (Chinchero, Peru)
This intimate tour will walk you through the process of making traditional Peruvian garments with natural dyes from plants. . You will learn about the history of ancestral dyeing and weaving plants, collect plants for dyeing, and dye and weave wool. Don’t worry you’ll have an assistant helping you along the way. All materials are provided and everything you produce can be taken home with a certificate issued by the workshop.
Mosaic Lamp Workshop (Sydney, Australia)
In 1967, Australia and Turkey signed an agreement to provide assisted passage to Turkish migrants, to help build Australia’s population and expand the workforce. The Australia-Turkey Migration Agreement allowed for the very first major Muslim community to settle in the country. Interact with the muslim influence in Australia by making traditional Moroccan mosaic lamp. In this class you will learn about Turkish history in Australia, the process of creating geometric pattern, how to properly lay your designs without messing up the tiles.
Artistic Calligraphy (Tokyo, Japan)
Discovery of the dynamics between the brush, the ink and the paper, realization of drawings on paper by association of techniques of Japanese calligraphy and sumi-e art. In this class, you will explore new and artistic writing expressions through basic Japanese calligraphy techniques.