Workshops

Tai Chi

(Maximum 30)
This workshop will take students through the basics of Qi Gong Tai Chi. From a simple warm up to get blood flowing, students will be taken through the basic steps of the movement of the crane. Students will have the opportunity to not only learn from a long practiced and qualified instructor but work together to teach and present to each other this routine.


Tea demonstration and tasting

(Maximum 30)
In this session students will be taught all about tea culture in China. They will be introduced to the tools employed in a tea ceremony and daily drinking before being taken through a traditional tea ceremony. Following the demonstration, students will have the opportunity to taste traditional Chinese teas.

Calligraphy

(Maximum 30)
This workshop combines lesson with practice. Students will begin learning about the history and importance of calligraphy, its evolution and key tools. They will be guided through the basic strokes before trying to produce the character 永 yǒng, meaning 'forever'. Students will be provided with ink, brushes and ample paper to practice before transferring their skills to red paper to demonstrate their character skill. There will be extra time for students to practice additional characters and possible Chinese names if they wish.

Chinese Handcrafts

(Maximum 30)
From paper cutting to paper folding, this session will teach students step by step to produce a 3D paper cut of chūn 春 to display for the Spring Festival and a paper folded frog. With their chūn, students will be able to decorate their home or school space to celebrate the Spring Festival with their personal work. In the workshop, students will be able to race their paper frogs competing against other classmates to reach the finish line first and receive special Spring Festival prizes!

Brush Painting Workshop

(Maximum 30)
This workshop combines lesson with practice. Our teacher will first introduce the cultural background and unique features of Chinese paintings. Next, attendees will be guided through the basic methods to create a lotus-themed Chinese masterpiece of their very own. No previous experience is required. All materials will be provided and all are welcomed to attend!

Calligraphy workshop
Calligraphy workshop