Paper-cutting is a kind of traditional art in China. The paper-cuts are pasted onto windows by blowing on the glass to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as it is thought to bring in good fortune. The teacher will teach you how to make these paper-cuts of varying design to decorate your own windows. It can be a good activity to enjoy with your friends or with your kids.
If you like Beijing Opera, then you will love this activity! You can paint your own Beijing Opera mask as has been done traditionally for hundreds of years. While painting, the instructor will provide knowledge of Beijing Opera as well. For example, the interesting stories behind some of the most famous Beijing Operas as well as color meanings. By the end of the class you will have a finished mask that you can take back home with you as a souvenir of Beijing.
You must have seen these beautiful knots in all over the streets of China! They are a symbol of Chinese tradition. Although it may look difficult to make, you will learn how to make it by hand. There is a trick to make these and once you get the hang of it, you will get it in no time! Come join us and try it for yourself!