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3 Places to Learn Art in Jakarta

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
30, January 2019

It is never too late to learn, including learn how to make arts and crafts, from something as simple as drawing, to designing an exhibition. Enjoying art could also be the way to discover yourself, especially in finding your hidden potential. In Jakarta there are places where you, even your kids can learn some art disciplines.

1. Ganara Art
In 2013, Ganara was established under the name Ganara Art Studio, providing classes focusing on children’s sensory and motor skill development through art. And in 2015, they launched Ganara Art Space focusing on art classes for teens and adults. They also established Ganara Pottery, Art Gallery, Printmaking and Playground.

Ganara Art have applied a new learning experience since October 1, 2018, dividing classes into several levels. Each child and adults will be grouped in a level-based system based on their age. They can choose the type of class depending on their level with different objectives and outcomes. At the end of the package, they will receive reports from the classes they attended and be eligible to take part in an exhibition with other Ganara members. Ganara Art also planning to open a music class.

Photo Source: @ganaraartspace 

Ganara Art
Instagram: @ganaraartspace
Address: No.8B, Jl. Kemang Raya, Bangka, Mampang Prpt., South Jakarta
Phone Number: 0822 1101 1050 (WA)

2. Erudio School of Art (ESoA)
ESoA is a non-formal institution focusing on visual art and design which is equal to project-based high school and it uses visual device as its learning media. This place has a vision and mission to be an inspirative institution to create a better life through art education. And also to create a learning environment that can maximize the potential and uniqueness of students through visual art and design to grow creativity, encourage exploration, and self-finding. Besides, it also one of the cores in the growth of visual art and design in Indonesia.

This art education uses democratic education as its philosophy. ESoA believes that every child has the same rights as grown-ups to decide everything related to their interest, especially in learning process, students and grown-ups can both be the source of information.

ESoA provides a studio, workshop tools and facilities for students who want to continue to higher education by giving them special classes to prepare for the national examination. At the end of their learning period, students will receive a senior high school equivalency diploma (Paket C) and/or a BTEC Foundation diploma in art and design, as the school collaborates with UK-based Pearson Education.

Erudio School of Art (ESoA)
Instagram: @erudioschoolofart
Address: Jl. Lb. Bulus I No.55, Cilandak, South Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 75818703

3. Indoestri Makerspace
This place is housed in a two-story building with a backyard where a café named Dawn & Willow stands. Established in 2014 by Leonard Theosabrata, the co-founder of Brightspot Market and The Goods Dept., Indoestri underlines the importance of process in order to achieve high quality products essential for building a sustainable brand.

This art center organizes workshops focusing on four disciplines, woodworking, metalworking, textile, leather and surface as well with the workshops including ukulele making, indigo batik making and lamp finishing. But they have expanded their workshops to urban farming, photography, calligraphy and jewelry. Some of them are divided into intermediate and advanced levels, but both still welcome beginners as they will learn the basics in class as well.

Photo Source: @indoestri 

The average duration for a workshop is around six to seven hours, but participants can extend depending on their curiosity of the theme. Indoestri also has in-house seminars and guest workshops for those who want to build or revamp their own brands.

Indoestri Makerspace
Address: Jl. Lkr. Luar Bar. No.36, Duri Kosambi, Cengkareng, West Jakarta
Phone Number: 021 – 5415510

Isny Dewi R.
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