People express their creativity in many ways, often through arts, crafts, or other artistic venture. However, it can be difficult at times to find the necessary supplies, tools, or space to practice your craft. And while Taobao is always an option for purchasing materials, many like to get a feel for the materials and their quality before buying. Not to mention that it is not always practical to buy expensive tools to cram into your apartment.
Luckily, in recent years entrepreneurial-minded artists have created spaces to resolve just these sorts of problems. From leather-crafting to pottery wheels, if there is an artistic passion that you would like to pursue, then these places are perfect for you. In addition, they can help you discover other who enjoy the same activities as you, offering an environment in which you can share and learn from others.
Some of these places even offer classes or other types of instruction, usually in Chinese, so even if you are a beginner, you can easily get started on the path to being more creative.
This shop located in Xiaozhai offers up a variety of woodworking projects for you to work on, from DIY ukulele to trinkets, spoons and other small projects. They have various types of equipment as well, including saws, lathes, and various carving tools. Discounted prices on various projects can be found on DaZhongDianPing 大众点评
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This shop, also located in an office building in Xiaozhai, gives you the opportunity to do some clay sculpting, sand art, and oil paintings. They have all the materials that you need on site, and there are classes for beginners. Discounted prices on various projects can be found on DaZhongDianPing 大众点评
Located at G-Park, this place mostly focused on decorative pieces, such as crystal flower displays, dreamcatchers, fans, and other similar projects. They have lots of different accents and other things to add to your decorative projects, and it can make a fun afternoon or weekend project to work on. Discounted prices on various projects can be found on DaZhongDianPing 大众点评
For something a little different than what most people might be used to Zhuji Handicrafts allows you to work with pearls to create decorative and functional jewelry and other pieces. Prices will depend on the size, color, and clarity of the pearls, but generally you will have several to select from, and they are not too expensive. Discounted prices on various projects can be found on DaZhongDianPing 大众点评
This shop, located in Xiaozhai, specializes in the creation of leather works. From belts and bags to decorative keychains and other leather good, they have all that you need to work on your own leather projects, and staff that can help guide you through the process. Discounted prices on various projects can be found on DaZhongDianPing 大众点评
If you prefer to buy your materials and go off on your own, there are several art supply shops available around the city, but the largest concentration is located around the arts college near the intersection of 含光路南端 and 雁塔西路. You can browse the sops to find all the materials you need for painting, sculpture, and other types of arts projects, usually at a very affordable price.