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KELIKI PAINTING CLASS Learn Balinese Traditional Keliki Painting from local artists in a unique Culture setting. Practice the unique technique of Keliki painting with traditional materials and techniques. A local master artist will walk you through the process step by step working with you to create your own masterpiece to take home. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities. Together with the teacher you will gain an understanding of both the process as well as the traditional motif which give these work such depth and meaning. Learning about egg-painting in a traditional Balinese art style. This class conducted by locals will teach the basics of various Balinese egg-painting styles, such as the best ways to paint on an egg. You'll get to experience trying out a few styles including landscapes, floral and colour themes with close help from the teachers. Traditional Balinese egg painting class in the arts and cultural village of Ubud, Learn the basics behind traditional and ancient Balinese painting styles on the unique slate of an egg and Have a go at it yourself painting your own egg! This is a great way to spend a day, whether you're an artist, or a beginner. enjoy learning how batik is made in this relaxed studio in Ubud, This is an experience everyone should try. Our team are passionate about our craft and eager to share our knowledge and talent. It is truly bring out the artist in you. Not only is it a truly memorable and inspiring experience - it's convenient too.You'll learn the traditional art form using organic dyes and hot wax. We supply Includes all the materials you need to make your own original batik. The class is held in a casual but comfortable studio in the family home compound and is run by master artist. You can do everything stage of the process yourself under our guidance. T-Shirt Painting WOOD AND STONE CARVING

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Top 10 Must Visit Places in Bali

Best Places To See In Ubud

Ubud, Near Bali’s Cool Central Upland, Is A Treasure Trove Of Cultural Landmarks, Ranging From Ancient Temples And Majestic Age-Old Royal Palaces, To Wonderful Panoramas Of Green Hillsides And Rice Terraces. The Town And Its Outskirts Within The Gianyar Regency, Is Your Holiday Destination If You Are Also Into The Balinese Culture, Arts And Crafts, As It Was Where Some Of The World’s Notable Artisans And Collectors Have Visited, Lived And Worked, Creating Or Compiling Eclectic Masterpieces That You Can Observe In Local Museums And Art Galleries. While Most Of The Museums And Galleries Are Along The Main Jalan Raya Ubud Thoroughfare, Some Kilometres Away From The Centre Are Other Worthy Attractions To See And Spend A Whole Day At, Such As The Bali Safari & Marine Park, And The Bali Zoo.

1. Goa Gajah 'Elephant Cave'

Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’ is an archaeological site of significant historical value that makes it a special place to visit. Located on the cool western edge of Bedulu Village, six kilometres out of central Ubud, you do not need more than an hour to descend to its relic-filled courtyard and view the rock-wall carvings, a central meditational cave, bathing pools and fountains.read more

2. Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest is one of Bali’s several grey long-tailed macaque-inhabited forests, and perhaps the best known among the rest due to its community-based management, location and ease of access. It lies on the fringes of the Ubud main centre, and is overseen by the Padangtegal village. Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, and by its official designation as Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana, Ubud Monkey Forest is a place of scientific research as well as a site of spiritual and cultural aspects with temples sanctified by the local villagers deep within its grounds. read more

3. Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Tegallalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud shaded region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan. read more

4. Puri Saren "Royal Palace Ubud"

The Ubud Royal Palace is one of the most prominent places in Ubud, as it is location on the main Jalan Raya Ubud road and intersection. The palace can also be regarded as the focal landmark of Ubud. The Ubud palace was built during the lordship of the late Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823), and is well-kept by his successive heirs.

A visit to the Puri Saren is on many of the itineraries to the Ubud area. It has well-preserved Balinese architecture and charming garden settings, and is best known among lovers of Balinese arts as one of the main sites to view dramatic evening dance performances. read more

5. Blanco Renaissance Museum

Blanco Renaissance Museum is an unofficial landmark in Ubud, the house and studio of the late flamboyant Philippine-born maestro, Don Antonio Blanco. Located on a hilltop overlooking the lush valley of Campuhan, it houses paintings, collages and illustrated poetry, together with lithographic artworks of his favourite subject: nude Balinese women.

The private residence and lavish studio has guided tours of the facility, with the artist’s family members hosting you if you’re lucky. The thought-provoking collections, lush garden surroundings and a fine restaurant established in the name of the artist’s late wife and all provide a great stopover on your trips to Ubud. read more

6. Agung Rai Museum of Art

The Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) is part of a gallery, cultural centre and accommodation venture in Pengosekan, Ubud, owned and founded by Balinese entrepreneur and art collector, Anak Agung Gde Rai. The museum features two main large buildings filled with exhibits displaying a large collection of artworks. 

Agung Rai Museum of Art is located in Pengosekan, approximately three km south of the main Ubud centre and 25km north of the provincial capital of Denpasar, in the regency of Gianyar, central Bali.

The Agung Rai Museum of Art covers a sprawling 5Ha, and was the brainchild of collector Anak Agung Gde Rai who put great attention to the preservation and promotion of arts. The museum was inaugurated by the Ministry of Culture and Education in 1996 and managed by the ARMA Foundation, established the same year. read more

7. Bali Bird & Reptile Park

Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park is a unique and educational attraction fit for the whole family. Two hectares of fine tropical gardens offer an interesting leisurely walk amidst the rich compilation of nearly a thousand exotic birds from the Indonesian archipelago and around the world.The Bali Bird Park is located in the village of Batubulan, Gianyar Regency, is a fun and attractive playground for bird lovers and a convenient stopover for those on day tours and en route to the central regions such as Ubud as well as the gold and silversmith’s villages of Celuk and Mas.Hundreds of different bird species can be found throughout the park grounds in the magnificent aviaries and individual enclosures. Several of the bird varieties jointly dwell and roam free on the open tree perches and in the interweaving ponds throughout the park grounds. read more

8. Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo, locally referred to as ‘Kebun Binatang Bali’, is the only animal attraction in Bali using ‘zoo’ in its name. The zoo is set over 8ha of lush tropical gardens in the village of Singapadu, Gianyar regency. The zoo is a convenient stopover before Ubud on tours from the island's south. 
Bali Zoo is home to various tropical plants and an extensive collection of fauna ranging from mammals, birds and reptiles. The zoo is shady and pleasant to walk through and also features a range of experiences, such as elephant and pony rides, photo sessions with animals, as well as outbound adventures. read more

9. Campuhan Ridge Walk

Enjoying the Amazing Nature of Ubud Along Ridge Walk, This Campuhan ridge walk is the best place for you to experience the trekking activity. It’s more than only hiking trail, through its path will accompany you to explore Ubud in amazing natural side. You will feel a peaceful atmosphere attack your mind after entering this ridge. You may say this place is like the heaven of beauty with full of romantic impression in every single view. Just looking at the wonderful elephant grass swaying to the wind, catching the picture of coconut tree stand remarkably among the rice field, and also hearing the sound of insects and gurgling river are the great hidden treasure that you would find along the trail. Actually before you can reach this ridge walk, a bonus will wait for you in front of gates.  You are welcomed by one of the larger Temples nearby of the meeting point of the rivers; it’s obviously stunning. read more

10. Neka Art Museum

This impressive art museum is home to some of the most influential artists in Bali and gives insight into the development of Balinese art. The Neka Art Museum is one of the major galleries in Bali. The complex houses a diverse collection of works by Indonesian artists and notable international painters. Explore the galleries and see how the artworks were inspired by Bali’s culture, history and picturesque landscape. The museum’s collection was established in 1976 by Suteja Neka, a Balinese teacher who collected art for documentation purposes. The Neka Art Museum opened in 1982 and now houses some 400 works of art. read more

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