Are you a do-it-yourself kind of guy or gal? There’s always an excuse for shelving your artistic ambitions; too much work, too many family obligations, too many happy hours to hit.
But if one of your Sanya resolutions was to get more in touch with your creative side, here are the three venues where you can hone your skills. Tourists can take part as well, as they all offer drop-in classes or short-term courses. 
DIY Chocolate Making: Café to Go at MGM Grand Sanya三亚美高梅度假酒店Café to Go 巧克力店
For those who prefer to eat their art, DIY dessert shops are the way to go. Café to Go at MGM Grand Sanya is one of the best in town and offers a focus on chocolate with many different molds to choose from.
Between choosing the shape, type, and flavor of your chocolates, you can easily get lost in this sugary wonderland.
Add: MGM Grand Sanya, Yalong Bay, Sanya 三亚市亚龙湾国家旅游度假区美高梅度假酒店
Opening hours: 9:00am-11:00pm
Tel: 0898-88639999
DIY Clay Sculpture: Nanshan Yu’s Clay Sculpture Workshop南山喻氏抟泥坊
It is a perfect place to create gifts for family and friends, as Nanshan Yu’s Clay Sculpture Workshop provides all the tools you need except for your creative expertise.
The chief of the workshop is Madame Yu Xianglian, one of the great folk sculptors in China.  Her clay figurines are characterized by vivid simplicity and perfect artistic exaggeration.
From dolls to characters to animal figurines, pick a piece that strikes you and paint it till your heart’s content. Prices vary depending on the size of the piece you choose.
Add: Longevity Valley, Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone, Sanya 三亚市南山文化旅游区长寿谷
Opening hours: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tel: 0898-88837918
DIY Pottery Making: Tao Ye at Ocean Sonic Resort Sanya三亚海韵度假酒店陶叶吧
Ever thought about making your own pottery? Think it’s difficult? Actually, basic pottery-making is not as hard as you may think. And if you’re interested in giving it a try, the Tao Ye at Ocean Sonic Resort Sanya is a great place to create your very own pots.
The place offers personal instructions to help you make your own bowls, vases and more. Two methods of pottery are taught here: either using your hands to manipulate a ball of clay into whatever you desire or the pottery wheel method — think Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze’s passionate pottery scene in Ghost.
This is also a great place for families to have a relaxing and fun day.
Add: Ocean Sonic Resort Sanya, Sanya Bay Road, Sanya三亚市三亚湾海韵度假酒店
Opening hours: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tel: 0898-88388888/88471