As winter sets in, most of us find our desire to take part in outdoor activities waning. But if you’re tired of shopping malls and cinemas, and looking to get in touch with your artistic side, let Busan Art Workshop (부산 아트 공간) come to your rescue.
The main attraction is decorating blank ceramic figurines. You choose your shape, draw your design on it in pencil and then use the workshop’s supply of markers, colouring pencils and paints to bring it to life. How you choose to decorate your figurine is limited only by your imagination.
You can unleash your inner child and paint your favourite cartoon character, or even render one of your friends in adorable ceramic form. If your creative spirit isn’t cooperating, you can copy from one of the many figurines on display or ask the designer to help you out.
You can also make your own custom model of the nearby Gamcheon Culture Village, picking out individual houses and decorating them as whimsically as you like. In addition to having fun and honing your creative skills, you’ll leave with a very unique and personal item.
You can keep your masterpiece as a Korean souvenir that you’ll treasure a lot more than the usual refrigerator magnets and pens. Or, with Christmas coming up, you can use it as a gift that will go down better than something you picked off the shelf at a department store. Reservations must be made in advance.