Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy, and walk away with a special memento, when you sign up for a small-group class. Pick from four different daily class times to best suit your sightseeing schedule (a sunrise session is available for those battling jetlag), and get ready to flex your creative muscles. Learn more about the practice and try different techniques, and leave with a brand new set of skills.
Get the perfect introduction to Chinese culture in just a couple of hours in a tranquil 200-year-old courtyard. Learn to write Chinese characters with a traditional calligraphy brush; create a typical decoration by cutting paper; enjoy a tutored tea tasting and brew your own cup of Chinese tea. Ask your teacher as many questions as you like: After all, it’s a private class.
This is one of most popular manual workshop in Beijing now, with direction given by your professional guide, you are able to make yourself a one-of-a-kind silk scarf.
Then you will continue an off the beaten path food walking tour, there’s a world of delicious street snacks to be found in Beijing (and other cities in China,) that you shouldn’t wait to explore!
You'll spend a wonderful period of time here to feel the amazement for Traditional Chinese Painting. We offer you not only drawing skills, but also the knowledge of its history.
Different from others, we do in a creative way, drawing on a fan, a kite or even a stone with brush pen and ink, and you can bring them home as the best souvenir. We believe they are as important as the photos you have taken in the Great Wall. :)
Either way, you will be provided with an 100% traditional Chinese ambiance and our hospitality.
Our Chinese Papercutting Workshops are held at our culture centre in Xiaopu Art Village and are limited to 6 people, to ensure each attendee gets full attention from the teacher. The price includes transport to and from the centre, a 2-hour workshop, snacks and Chinese tea. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to take your creations home with you.
Go to painting the opera mask with 80 years old Pingyao local artist named Gong jiulun who have started the mask painting from 30 years ago. He was the art education teacher and want to dig the Pingyao art culture, so he choose the opera mask painting, but he combine the opera mask painting and local culture together, show both of this on each colourful opera mask with good meaning like good future, wealthy, study well and peaceful etc. If you have 2 hours more in Pingyao after your visiting, this would be great experience for you to try and bring your mask back with you as the souvenir which is painted by yourself, you can choose which one you prefer before you start it. No worried, the master also help you make it perfect. What a exciting experience in Pingyao.