10 Hotels Where You Can Get Your DIY On

Love to craft? These resorts offer complimentary art classes and workshops so you can make and create from the road.

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Chinese Calligraphy

Located in Hangzhou, China’s silk capitol, the Amanfayun Hotel could be described as a Buddhist wellness center. The property is heavily influenced by monk culture, spirituality and Chinese traditions including calligraphy. Guests can take a workshop with a master artist and learn the basics of this ancient art.

Art and Meditation

Treasure Beach Hotel in Barbados is the perfect spot to be present and take a digital detox. It’s right on the beach, and you can hear the waves at night. It’s adults only so no screaming kids. And the resort focuses on art with a private art crawl through Barbados, hands-on, meditation mandala painting classes and complimentary paints should you be inspired to paint the resort’s lush landscaping and palms.

Hawaiian Traditions

In addition to incredible pools and grounds, the Four Seasons Hualalai features a cultural center where guests can learn more about local Hawaiian traditions, from star navigation to ukulele classes. For something more crafty, the center offers lei making and feather kāhili workshops.

Learn to Draw

Love animated movies? Learn to draw like an animator at Walt Disney World. Guests at Disney's Art of Animation Resort can attend free drawing classes with Disney artists and learn how to draw popular characters.

Plein Air Painting

Meaning “in the open air,” plein air painting is a French style of painting landscapes while being outside and Los Angeles' Terranea is a perfect location to practice. The resort overlooks the dramatic coastline in Rancho Palos Verdes, providing incredible landscapes to observe and paint during the resort’s plein air workshop.

Gullah Basket Weaving

Charleston, S.C. is full of culture, yet too many tourists come to the Low Country and skip learning about Gullah culture. Guests at the historic Andrew Pinckney Inn can learn how to make a basket using ancient Gullah practices with local Gullah artists. At the end of the class, you can take home your basket as a souvenir.

Sand Sculpting

While Key West isn’t known for its beaches, Casa Marina and The Reach, Waldorf Astoria Resorts, boast the largest private beach on the island where guests can enjoy sand-sculpting workshops led by an award-winning sand sculptor.

Jewelry Making and More

Sarasota, Fla.'s new Art Ovation hotel lives up to its name with tons of on-site classes and workshops for creatives, from jewelry-making to DIY origami folding. The property’s Artist in Residence program provides studio space for emerging local artists, and hotel guests are invited to use the studio should they feel inspired and need a canvas.

Bahamian Culture

Nassau’s Baha Mar resort features a massive collection of Bahamian art in addition to The Current, an on-site studio space for local artists. Guests can attend workshops on Bahamian art, printmaking, abstract painting and more.

Tech Crafts

The Saguaro Palm Springs in SoCal is an artist's paradise, as the colorful resort hosts several DIY workshops throughout the year. This summer, the Saguaro partnered with makers from the Coachella Valley Art Scene for tech-decorating crafts.