A Thai-inspired Silversmith Class in Chiang Mai

A Thai-inspired Silversmith
Class in Chiang Mai

Master the first steps of jewellery making with our full day introduction of one of the most
recognisable handicraft. Join a team of professional crafts(wo)men in designing a
personalized silver ornament at Chiang Mai’s Art Lab to bring home with you.


Thai handicraft and Chiang Mai: both resemble the impressive beauty of Thailand and the way it captures the imagination of what skilled artisans can fabricate using nothing but their material knowledge and gathering skills.

It is true that many visitors travel to Chiang Mai to get a taste of the cradle of Thai handicraft and with various types to choose from, picking a souvenir to bring back home often faces challenges for the guests. Renowned regions such as Sangkampaeng and Baan Tawai display the finest in umbrella and material painting, woodcarving and lacquerware where one can see the masters at work in their shop. This weekday venture puts customers now inside the workshop as you will learn the basics in silverware manipulation and create your piece of jewellery.


A Thai-inspired Silversmith Class in Chiang Mai

10:00 - 16:00

With plenty of time in the morning to get ready, you will be picked up from your centrally-located hotel in Chiang Mai to the Nova Art Lab in the heart of the ‘Rose of the North’. The team of this professionally-run art and handicraft centre, specializing in working with particularly silver, welcome you to their humble working abode at around 9:30 am. Comprising of both professionally-trained Thai and western design team and trainers, the day commences with an introduction of what’s in store for the coming 5 hours (the class takes 6 hours and includes a one hour break for lunch). As the classes are always small, you will be guaranteed to get personal, hands-on attention to master required techniques such as sawing, piercing, hammering, soldering and surface treatment.

Collaborating with the team on-site, it will be your goal to walk out the art lab with your piece of silver jewellery as a perfect memento to your Chiang Mai stay (NB: the course excludes the cost of the material – silver in this respect. Depending on your creation, the charges for the material will have to be paid on spot by the guests. Prices per gram are around US$ 2 and an average ring will use approximately US$ 25 -30 in silver, depending on the current market price of silver).

Halfway through the class, a one hour break for lunch will be taken before finalizing your design. At the end of the afternoon, you proudly can take your creation back home with you, styled and designed the way you like it. Finally, your crafting day comes to an end with a transfer back to your booked hotel.




  • A full day class with a professional English-speaking teacher. Translation services into other languages are on request and are subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver with English-speaking guidance.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Use of the jewellery-making tools during the class (except the use of the material)


  • Material cost – to be paid on spot with the Art Lab (mentioned prices are indication prices and may change without prior notice)
  • Lunch during this full day
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations


  • This tour is operated on private transfer basis from and to the starting point but the customers will join with other customers.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
  • The cost for the silver used during the class is not included in the tour price: depending on the amount of material used, customers require to pay the used silver directly to the Art Lab. Any prices mentioned are indication prices and are subject to change without prior notice. The Art Lab accepts credit card payments with a minimum charge of 500 Baht per transaction.
  • We highly recommend not brining young children on this tour due to the nature of the workshop. We regret that we cannot be held responsible for any discomfort to the child during the course, should you bring infants and children to the Art Lab. There is one hour for lunch reserved during this day (own expenses).


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