Bali Center for Artistic Creativity

Bali Center for Artistic Creativity

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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Bali Center for Artistic Creativity is based in Ubud, Bali. Inside a large gallery/art space we host classes, courses and memberships. Guests may stay in the two rooms available above the studio whilst learning art.Our classes are taught by resident artist Bruce Sherratt. Bruce firmly believes that "creativity is something that can be both taught and learnt" having had a long established career as an artist and art educator.For more information please view reviews and our website.
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Vi G
2 contributions
Jul 2022
I originally signed up for one session, then quickly signed up for another after the first one! I wanted to just immerse myself in making art for joy and self-discovery and lose myself in the process and this is exactly what happened.

Through the sessions, Bruce tuned in to me quickly, powerfully articulated aspects of my identity by looking at my process and encouraged me to build on my strengths. I felt Seen, celebrated, and supported to be who I am.

Thank you, Bruce, for such amazing gifts!! My artworks are some of the most meaningful souvenirs I am bringing home!
Written July 9, 2022
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Rohan N
2 contributions
Jan 2020
I spent 5 days here learning painting techniques with Bruce. It was truly a special experience. Not only an inspiring artist but also a master teacher, I learnt loads from him. By the end of the course I produced art I was really proud of, and did not think I could do!

But much more importantly, it was loads of fun, and full of enjoyment and creative challenge. Bruce was really encouraging and brilliant at making this a great experience.

I would recommend doing a course here highly.
Written February 5, 2020
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MillySherratt
29 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
If you are looking to experience Bali in a creative, fun, deep & meaningful way then I would highly recommend BCAC. The coordinator is incredibly charismatic and obviously very experienced in his field. The staff are extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming. BCAC is very popular in Ubud and fittingly so as Ubud is considered one of the most artistic and cultural places in Bali… In fact, it is THE place to be. And what better way to experience Bali? Very family friendly, breathtakingly picturesque studio and fantastic location. For sure we, along with many people we know will go back to experience BCAC! Friendly Tip: Try and see if you can join one of the BCAC monthly parties, they are a blast, & a great way to meet other creative people visiting/residing in Ubud.
Written April 12, 2014
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pjh50
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Had an informative, relaxing, challenging, wonderful three hours learning about colour and experimenting with wet pigments.
Bruce is a great teacher who entertains with many tales from his artistic career while you are learning and experimenting.
Well worth it and will be back next year!
Written May 4, 2015
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Fishnstitch
Canberra, Australia919 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
For a myriad of reason for many years I believed I couldn't draw. This year has been somewhat of a challenging one, so I decided to challenge long held beliefs, one of which was I couldn't draw.
I stumbled across Bruce and the Bali Centre for Artistic Creativity, contacted Bruce who was very quick with his reply, informing him that I am in interested in abstract and realism art, art therapy and Rudolph Steiner's colour theory and would it be possible to learn all this in 15 hours spread over 5 days.
I also informed Bruce that I would be a challenge as I can't draw and I wouldn't hold him personally responsible if he didn't succeed. As a teacher, my students would often ask my assistant to draw because my dogs look like sheep which look like cats which could also look like a cow depending on the tail and ears. My pictures were very symbolic and stuck in the schematic stage often seen in children aged 5-6. For the past 2 decades, I have used art as therapy in my classrooms but I really want that to mature and be more faithful to art therapy. I have find myself stifled because of my lack of artistic talent in how I can extend my students and give them new ways to express themselves.
Upon meeting Bruce, he very confidently told me that he has never failed and I will be drawing by the week's end. I did laugh.
Well, I must say, I have to eat my words.
Bruce is incredibly patient. He explains steps and the theory behind the procedure. He is more interested in the process than the product, giving his students room to breathe and space to create. I clearly wanted to be pushed beyond my limits and work well and truly within and extending to my Zone of Proximal Development (Vygosky).
When Bruce saw that I really had no concept of how to draw in proportion or perspective, he patiently demonstrated how and worked with me to better understand the process behind drawing. I even learnt how to use a prism. That was like whole new world being opened up.
I know I have very long way to go and 15 hours was just the tip of the ice berg, but I have come away completely loving how creative I can be in abstract art, knowledge on how to use art in my classroom and to me more importantly, on a personal level, I can draw in proportion and in perspective. Bruce achieved the unachievable through teaching me how to draw using the right side of the brain. A process first introduced by Betty Edwards. I can not thank Bruce enough for what he mastered in such a short time and I will definitely be back.
I highly recommend Bruce to anyone interested in developing their skills, challenging themselves mentally or for spending several hours in the comfort of an artist’s studio learning new skills. There are so many art centres and opportunities for art exploration in Ubud the customer is spoilt for choice, but I think they will have to go a long way to surpass what Bruce offers.
Written December 26, 2018
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JoeySherratt
Bali, Indonesia4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Best art center in the world, I highly recommend coming to do this fantastic experience for a holiday or any other free time
Written April 1, 2018
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VINNO2
Sydney, Australia68 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
I am very grateful to Bruce, wonderful artist that he is, but I am most grateful for having met a truly great teacher. Every word was encouraging, motivating and confidence boosting. Over three days, not one word about what you should not have done or should be doing... fun the whole time!

I doubt that anyone ever regrets their decision to attend the BCAC, which is also a brilliant space to work in.
Written June 10, 2017
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Valeria K
Copenhagen, Denmark40 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
If you are exploring art in Ubud and would like to learn from an inspiring artist, then you should definitely visit Bruce Sherratt's Gallery.

And do plan for at least 3 sessions as after you have completed one you would be so fascinated and curious to take the next step that you would like to stay for longer and come back.

Bruce shared one simple truth: ‘’art is accessible for all’’. Whether you are an artist, who is looking for elevating or expanding techniques or simply someone who wants to explore one’s creative nature, Bruce will find the right entry point and you will have a unique moment of new experience.

I will be back :)
Written March 9, 2017
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MigueLatorre
Jakarta, Indonesia794 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
I completed a 3 days course and I loved the experience. I had never taken any painting course but I will definitely come back soon for more lessons. Its a calm and fun experience that I would recommend to everyone.

I did wet on wet painting, acrylics, oil,... I have some good notions now thanks to the great team!! Cant wait to come back!
Written August 9, 2016
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bananna11
london55 contributions
Apr 2016
This is a great day activity. I did the colour therapy session. You can do them in blocks if you are staying in Indonesia for longer. You get a great introduction into colour theory and learn how different colours compliment each other. You then learn how to harmonise colours through painting with water and strong powder pigments.
Victoria and Bruce are a great team. They offer you tea/coffee and guide you as much as you need. Its about a 3-4 hour session and great value.
It is easy to reach by scooter, watch out for the small white sign with BCAC on it, take the small alley road in front of the sign (almost under it. but not after it). Take a snack or some biscuits and prepare to get a few bits of paint on your top accidentally!
Written May 15, 2016
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