Visit these art studios in Metro Manila for a new hobby

There is always a sense of fulfillment in creating things with your own hands; that’s why painting, pottery, and woodworking draws in a lot of hobbyists, since you get to express yourself and make something from scratch.

These art studios in Metro Manila offer online and in-person classes so you can discover or rekindle a creative hobby.

– Pottery classes in Metro Manila –

1. Kibo Studio PH – online beginner pottery classes

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Hand building clay pottery

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If you prefer staying at home or you’re living far away from the metro, you can still experience the joys of creating from clay with the Kibo Studio PH’s online workshops.

Their beginner’s hand-building pottery class (P2,800, ~USD53.45) lasts for 2.5 hours and includes all the materials you need to design a ceramic piece by hand. The studio provides 1.5 kg of clay, which you can use to create approximately 3 medium-sized mugs or bowls, and a toolset for cutting and designing clay.

You then have to send your work to their physical studio for the final glazing and firing to harden your molded clay into a ceramic piece, which will be sent back to you afterward.

Kibo Studio PH
Address: 4992 P. Guanzon Street, Makati City
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 9AM-3PM | Closed Sat–Sun
Kibo Studio’s website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Tahanan Pottery – basic wheel pottery with free studio membership

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Tahanan wheel pottery class

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7 sessions of basic classes(P10,000, ~USD190.89) from Tahanan Pottery includes a free 6-month membership in the package, which means you’ll get to have membership privileges such as studio access, member rates for tool rentals, kiln usage, and consultation with the resident artists. Regular annual membership rates are priced atP5,000 (~USD95.51)

The basic pottery class is designed for newbies, so you don’t have to worry about having zero pottery knowledge— you’ll learn about molding clay using the potter’s wheel, how to seal with glazing, and hardening it into ceramic by firing in a kiln.

They also offer single mug or bowl-making sessions priced at P2,800 (~USD53.45).

Tahanan Pottery
Address: 27 Scout Tobias, Cor Sct Lozano 1103 Quezon City
Opening hours: Fri–Wed 9AM-6PM | Closed Thursdays
Telephone: 917 127 7207
Tahanan Pottery’s website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Wabi Sabi Studio – pottery classes as a form of therapy

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Owners of the studio Pau & Gabbie

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Celebrities like Kathryn Bernardo, Maine Mendoza, and Bea Alonzo all separately tried out pottery at the Wabi Sabi Studio, and from their respective posts and vlogs, they all seem to enjoy the calming sensation of forming clay on the pottery wheel.

You can also get the same experience with the studio’s 3-hour crash course. Get an introduction to forming and designing your ceramic ware for P4,400 (~USD84.32), which includes all the materials needed, of course. But, the final steps of glazing and firing will be done for you, since it takes more time and skill to create a finished ceramic.

If you want to dive into the hobby and create the same quirky mugs and bowls they sell, sign up for their 3-day class for P10,600 (~USD203.14), where you’ll learn how to use the pottery wheel, design, color, glaze, and fire the clay to create your very own ceramic ware from start to finish.

Wabi Sabi Studio
Address: 187 N Averilla, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Wed–Fri 1PM-7PM | Sat–Sun 10AM-7PM | Closed Mon–Tue
Telephone: 917 635 5720
Wabi Sabi Studio’s website | Instagram

– Painting studios around the metro –

4. KIT101 – Acrylic painting for teens and adults

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There are many ways to express our creativity, but painting is still one of the most recognizable art forms that you can explore. And so, KIT101 designed programs that allow anyone at any age to create art with acrylic paint since it dries up quickly on canvas and not as expensive as oil-based paints.

Their curriculum-based Focus classes (P12,500.00, ~USD238.25) for teens and adults have 10 sessions that run for 1.5 hours each meeting where you can rediscover your inner Picasso, Monet, or Pollock through a step-by-step structured learning.

KIT 101
Address: Unit 207 McKinley Park Residences, 3rd Ave. corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Address: Thu–Sat 9AM-6PM | Closed Sun–Wed
Telephone: 977 031 5909
KIT 101’s website | Facebook | Instagram

5. Sip & Gogh – a studio where you can drink and paint

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Painting session at Sip and Gogh Century Mall

Image credit: Sip & Gogh Century City Mall

As the name implies, Sip and Gogh is an art studio that offers a fun and casual way to enjoy an afternoon by sipping on good wine and painting on a canvas. They have branches in Makati, Pasig, and Quezon City, so you can book a group painting session (P1,000, ~USD19.08) with all your friends from the north or south of the metro.

Sip and Gogh serve complimentary drinks and snacks and all the art materials for each class, making it a fun and convenient activity you could enjoy with friends. You also don’t have to worry if you’ve never painted before because their instructors will guide you through all the necessary steps to create your very own masterpiece.

Sip and Gogh Branches
Century Mall
Address: 4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave 1210 Makati
Address: 2/F 429 Sumulong Highway, Brgy. San Isidro, Cainta
The Podium
Address: 4/F The Podium, ADB Avenue 1550 Mandaluyong
Eastwood Mall
Address: GF Eastwood Le Grand 3, 10 E-Commerce Road, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
Address: Barrington Place, 27 Congressional Avenue 1106 Quezon City, Philippines
Opening hours: Varies per location
Sip and Gogh’s website | Instagram

 – Woodworking classes in Metro Manila –

6. Wood Academy – learn basic carpentry skills

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Furniture making class in Quezon City

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Even though there are already a lot of do-it-yourself (DIY) tutorials online, crafting with wood can still be challenging when you’re just starting out; this is why the Wood Academy offers basic woodworking classes (P4,450, ~USD84.89) in their Antipolo and Quezon city studios.

Their whole day workshops last from 9AM to 6PM, where you’ll learn about what power tools to use and how to use them safely; You’ll also know the theory behind picking types of wood for your projects. And of course, you’ll get to cut, plane, sand, and assemble wood, which eventually translates into you being able to create functional wood furniture.

Wood Academy
Quezon City
Address: GF, 717 P&S Building, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City, 1112 Metro Manila
Address: Rich Golden Shower Montessori Center, Montessori Lane, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 9AM-7PM | Closed Sun
Wood Academy’s website | Facebook | Instagram

7. CraftMNL – Do-it-yourself skills for woodworking

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Creating a basic wood joinery by hammering nails

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Aside from soap making, candle making, and screen printing classes, Craft MNL also offers woodworking workshops focused on using hand tools instead of intricate power tools.

In their DIY woodworking class (P5,000, ~USD95.34), you’ll learn how to measure, cut, and nail wood— all by hand using affordable non-powered tools such as a hammer, drill press, and hand saw. Knowing how to use these hand tools lets you create wooden crafts without investing money in pricey power tools.

Craft MNL
Address: Unit 302, Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 1PM-8PM | Closed Sun & Mon
Telephone: 744 5509
Craft MNL’s website | Facebook | Instagram

Art studios in Metro Manila lets you explore painting, pottery & woodworking

It makes perfect sense to go out there and experience things, especially now that health restrictions are easing up. So, get out there and discover a new worthwhile activity through visiting the art studios in Metro Manila that offer painting, pottery, and woodworking classes.

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Cover image adapted from: Wood Academy, Tahanan Pottery, Sip & Gogh Eastwood

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