Learn a New Craft at These Czech Handicraft Workshops in Prague

For a country so rich in traditional handicrafts, it only makes sense that workshops would be offered in various crafts. Such is certainly the case in Prague, which has a number of workshops for adults as well as children.

Kavarna Maluj

If you would like to paint your own plate, bowl, serving tray, or mug – or a number of other pieces of pottery – this is the place to go. Parents often bring their children here so that the whole family (or a birthday party) can indulge in a painting session. You buy your own piece, then paint it according to your whim. Paints and brushes are provided, as well as stencils.

If you’d rather create your own item before painting it, pottery lessons are also offered. Mosaic tile courses are another option at Kavarna Maluj. Corporate events can be arranged through the company, as well as various activities for children.

Puppets in Prague

Want to create your own marionette? Here’s your chance. This workshop takes 16 days. Students will learn not only to carve marionettes, but to paint them and design their costumes. In addition, they will make short films “starring” their marionettes, assisted by professional filmmakers. This is no quick and easy course; students work 8 hours per day.

Courses are limited to 12 students. Other workshops include one on making a skeleton marionette that appears to fly apart; making four marionettes that are operated by one controller; and one on puppet animation for film.

MUDDUM

For adults, MUDDUM offers courses in pottery, life drawing (with a nude model), and drawing and painting. For children, a variety of different techniques are taught in a three-month course. A science workshop is also offered. In the summer, an art camp is available, during which kids will explore the neighboring area (Letna) and work on various art projects.

The minimum age is 5. Other classes give children not only a chance to explore their creativity, but to work on their language skills. A workshop titled Garabatos is conducted in Spanish, French, or English. The age range is 4 to 11.

Makerslab

While not a traditional handicraft, 3D printers are the wave of the future, and this company allows you to make – not an item in a 3D printer, but the printer itself. This is a one-day workshop. All materials are provided, and at the end of the day, you will take home your 3D printer.

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