Connect, collaborate, and learn new skills by joining these creative workshops, inspiring lectures, art classes and more.
As a buzzing capital, there are endless things to do and see in Jakarta. Fabulous nightlife, world class dining, top-notch shopping… But there are only so many hot spots you can tick off your list before you start to feel like it’s time to do something new. The Big Durian is a hub full of creative and curious minds ready to get together, collaborate, and learn from each other, so why not take advantage of one of the many great workshops on offer all year long? It’s about time to pick up a new skill, meet new people and have a blast while you’re at it – school is back in session!
Love art and wine? Get the best of both worlds by joining one of Bartega Studio’s paint and sip sessions, where you can unlock your creativity on the canvas while sipping on bottomless red wine. From an experienced painter to a newbie who has never touched a brush at all, everyone is welcome to join their therapeutic, stress-relieving session, where you will be guided step by step to recreate their painting that follows different themes like Harry Potter, La La Land, Yayoi Kusama, and many more. Follow them on Instagram and check out their website to see the theme, location, and time of their next events..
Bartega Studio, follow @bartega.studio on Instagram.
Indoestri popped onto everyone’s radar in a big way almost immediately after its launching in 2014. With their Self Made tag, Indoestri has been encouraging creative Jakartans to learn new skills and make their own projects. Their awesome warehouse hosts classes in everything from woodworking to working with leather to digital printing. They’ve also introduced their Long Haul program, an intensive 6-week course where aspiring entrepreneurs can learn how to fine-tune their brand from experienced players.
Indoestri Makerspace, follow @indoestri on Instagram.
Suar Artspace is a wonderful shared space for artists and art appreciators to gather and share their creative ideas with one another. The art gallery hosts regular workshops called Weekend Wonder Workshop, Share Your Ideas and Art Class 101, where art lovers can get together, have fun, and create inspired pieces under one roof. Recent classes include comic strip drawing, ceramic workshops, and tapestry weaving. Be sure to follow them on Instagram to find out what’s happening next.
Suar Artspace, ollow @suarartspace on Instagram.
Ganara Art Space
A haven for art enthusiasts, Ganara Art Space hosts various art exhibitions and workshops for people of all ages. Their kids’ art classes are among the most favourite, but they also have painting classes designed for adults, where you can explore the use of different medium like acrylic paint, water colour and many more.
Ganara Art Space, follow @ganaraartspace on Instagram.
Although the world has gone digital, there’s always something about the art of penmanship that captures our attention. If you’ve always appreciated personalised calligraphy and lettering, you need to follow Kaligrafina on Instagram because this calligraphy community regularly updates you on the upcoming calligraphy workshops led by renowned calligraphers like C for Calligraphy, Veronica Halim, Erwin Indrawan, and many more.
Kaligrafina, follow @kaligrafina on Instagram.
Living Loving Class
Living Loving started out as an inspirational home and living blog by local bloggers Nike and Miranti. The duo has hosted fun events with their Living Loving Class, throwing creative workshops like paper dolls making, painting classes and tapestry weaving events. Sign up for their newsletter or follow them on Instagram to find out when they’re holding their next event.
Living Loving, follow @livinglovingnet on Instagram.
Mau Belajar Apa
Mau Belajar Apa (What Do You Want to Learn) is a fabulously nifty platform that lists tons of workshops and educational events in the city. You can find and sign up for everything from watercolour workshops to cooking classes to entrepreneurial lectures.
Mau Belajar Apa, follow @maubelajarapa on Instagram.
Living in a world that has gone digital indeed requires us to keep up with the technology regardless of our field of occupation. From social media and google advertising to SEO, there are tons that we can learn about digital marketing, yet sometimes learning from online tutorials without any guidance does get confusing. But thanks to MANA Class’ workshops and seminars, you can easily learn the A-Z of digital marketing straight from the experts and experienced mentors from many of the country’s renowned tech companies.
MANA Class, follow @manaclass on Instagram.