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“Must visit in Hoi An, great initiative”

Lifestart Foundation Workshop
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Hoi An Lantern Making Class with Lifestart Foundation
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The Lifestart Foundation Traditional Vietnamese Painting Class in Hoi An
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Owner description: The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity offering visitors to Hoi An art and craft classes as well as the opportunity to find out more about the charity. Join us for a special half-day experience to learn more about the Lifestart Foundation and to enjoy our traditional art classes! Your half day includes participation in both classes, a brief video about our workshop and an opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with our members. All proceeds fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam. Traditional Painting Class - Have lots of fun in our traditional painting classes offered by our Lifestart Foundation recipient and local artist, Sinh Trong. Lantern Making Class - Learn how to make your own miniature Hoi An lantern taught by our workshop staff. Take your unique lantern home as a memory of your time spent at the Lifestart Foundation. Free Daily Vietnamese Language Class - Feel less like a tourist, and more like a local! Every Morning & Afternoon FREE & FUN 1/2 Hour Lesson!
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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic foundation, well done to the founder, volunteers and workers.

I bought some lovely gifts in the shop which its great to know proceeds go directly to the artists who have special needs.

Thank citho
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Here you can do someting to help disadvantaged people. Their workshop in Phan Chu Trinh produces some unique items, and what`s more, you can often meet the talented artist.
If you want to try something new, you can join in a painting class and learn how to make traditional Vietnamese lanterns. These classes are available daily in the mornings and afternoons.

Thank Todd S
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

A heart felt moment. We visited the shop after a recommendation from a friend. We purchased "Sock Creatures" hand made little soft toys made by lady called Nhung - who at the age of 3 yrs old developed polio. 100% of the profits go directly to her which will help earn a sustainable income for her future. It was touching to meet her and support this wonderful foundation. The staff very friendly.

Thank hahatuck
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

I’m not the artistic type at all. But this half day tour / class was brilliant. I had so much fun and I have things to show for it!
We meet at the Foundations workshop then headed off to the river for a short boat trip across the river to Mr. Sinh the artist’s house. Mr. Sinh taught us how to paint on a traditional rice paper card with traditional brushes and paint. He is very cleaver to be able to handle so many novices at one time and then all of us come out with pretty good results.
After the painting class we headed back to the workshop for a lesson in lantern making with Ms. Dung. Was nice to see how the lanterns are made as they are everywhere in Hoi An.
The funds for the tour go to a good cause and definitely worth spending some time in the shop for some souvenirs for gifts.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Like others have said, great foundation helping those disadvantaged. Had a great time painting with traditional ink and making a great little lantern. Highly recommended!

Thank Adambadge
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