Tanah Gajah Ubud, an art-steeped resort in Bali, is looking to spark creativity among its guests with new hands-on art classes led by the very Indonesian artists whose work adorns the property.
The bespoke three-hour private painting sessions are held at Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, with an award-winning local artist. Several painters, whose collections have been featured at the Hadiprana Gallery and are on display throughout the property, are available for the lessons. Guests have the option to choose an artist whose painting-style resonates with them.
Tanah Gajah and the Hadiprana family have long held a deep connection to Indonesia’s art scene. The property was once the former private estate of noted Indonesian designer and art collector, Hendra Hadiprana. A pioneer in Indonesia’s art scene, the family’s late patriarch opened Indonesia’s first art gallery in Jakarta sixty years ago.
When Tanah Gajah became a resort, much of the collection Hadiprana assembled over three decades remained. His array of stone-carved sculptures, paintings from local artists, and ancient vases has long drawn art lovers to the secluded Ubud property.
Classes are available upon request, and are priced at 1,500,000 rupiah (US$104) excluding service charge and taxes, with additional sessions offered at half the initial price.
The hotel also works with a local egg painting artist for guests interested in this Balinese craft.
For little ones, the resort has carved out a new art room, offered as part of club benefits. Families can book the space and make use of art supplies for children to paint freely or on colouring books that introduce Balinese cultural elements, from costumes to villages. Guest’s personal butler will be on hand to explain the significance of each image.
For more information visit www.tanahgajahubud.com