Want to get off the tourist path and spend a day studying with Cambodian artists and performers? Give back to the Battambang community by spending a day at Phare! We offer full and half day art workshop packages that let you meet our teachers, make friends with our students, and learn the basics of all the disciplines we teach.
Learn to juggle with our world famous performers in a circus workshop, or spend an afternoon playing traditional Khmer music on instruments that were used in ancient Angkor Wat. Take a relaxing painting workshop with our talented artists in the original art school from 1994. You’ll spend the day learning from our qualified teachers, and have a chance to forge friendships with our students and performers.
We offer workshop packages at set prices for groups of 10 or more. If you are a group of 9 or fewer, please contact [email protected] and we can work to accommodate you. To see the full package details and pricing, download our Art Workshop Flyer.
Art Workshops as Responsible Tourism
Workshops with Phare are a chance for you to give back to the Cambodia that we all love so much. The proceeds from these workshops directly support our program costs, the salaries of our teachers, and new equipment for our facilities. Be a responsible tourist and make the memory of a lifetime in the process.
Art Workshop Packages
We offer full day and half day packages in the morning and afternoon. To have the full Phare experience we recommend taking a full day package. However, for travelers with limited time, the half day packages are an excellent chance to learn one or two of our disciplines and get a sense of the electric energy of Phare Ponleu Selpak.
Groups can choose one to three workshops, depending on their choice of package, from the following disciplines:
- Circus Workshops: Basics of acrobatics, balancing, and juggling.
- Traditional Cambodian Dance: Hand movements, proper form, and a simple dance routine.
- Breakdance: A fast paced, modern dance class.
- Traditional Cambodian Music: learn a traditional Cambodian song on unique instruments not found anywhere else in the world.
- Modern Music: Choose from guitar, piano, or drums and put together a Cambodian rock song!
- Art Workshops: Learn painting, sculpture, and drawing with our professional artists.
Each performing art workshop is one and a half hours, while the visual art workshop is two hours. The skill level taught in the workshop can be adjusted to suit the level and needs of the participants.
We request that you book at least 3 days in advance.