Come to GoEast’s paper-cutting workshop this Sunday afternoon (14:00 – 15:30, July 7th) at our Shanghai Library campus.
Paper was invented in China 2200 years ago, and with it paper-cutting (jiǎnzhǐ 剪纸). Jiǎnzhǐ grew into a popular folk art and for centuries, cut-outs have been used to decorates doors and windows; referred to as window flowers (chuāng huā 窗花) — symbolizing luck and happiness. Especially around Chinese New Years and weddings you’ll see many window flowers.
Experienced paper-cutters can craft incredible shapes, but paper-cutting is for everyone. Whether you’re creative or just curious, Laoshi Sophia will introduce the history, shapes and techniques, and help you make your own window flower.
- Learn to make delicate Chinese paper-cuts
- Access to traditional Chinese culture: Stories behind paper-cutting
- Participate in a mini-competition and win prizes!
Language: English with some Chinese words
Campus: Shanghai Library Campus (Address: 上海徐汇区永福路147弄63号 Lane 147 Yongfu Road, Building 63 Xuhui District)
Price: 30 rmb (24rmb for GoEast students) Special 2-for-1 price if you bring a friend!