Pick up a Chinese brush on Saturday 10th to learn how to paint plum blossom and pine to learn how to create your bookmarks. The workshop will be led by artist Shoran Jiang who is specialised in teaching Chinese painting and calligraphy. Shoran picked two classic subjects which both hold symbolic meanings in East Asian culture: plum blossom (梅花) represents perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, purity, and the transitory nature of life; pine (松树) is associated with longevity, steadfastness, self-discipline and endurance.
We will keep what you produce – you get to take away your new skills! Your creations will be sold fresh on our special Made in Chinatown stall to support charities working in the local area.
Everyone is welcome and no skills other than enthusiasm are required to join the session. This event is free of charge but places are limited. Please register to take part.
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About Our Workshop Leader
Shoran Jiang is an artist specialising in Chinese painting and Chinese Calligraphy. She began to learn Chinese painting and Chinese Calligraphy when very young. After studied Chinese painting for six years in Nankai University, then she came to the UK to study fine art in Chelsea College of Design and Art. Now she also devotes her time to art education and art publication.
About Made in Chinatown
Over the summer, China Exchange has run Made in Chinatown, a pilot project working with community groups to create unique souvenirs for London’s Chinatown. All items will be sold to raise money for the groups involved, including Chinese National Healthy Living Centre, Newham Chinese Association and the London Chinese Community Centre. We will present the works by or community members at our Winter Blossom Fair stall. Please click here to read more about it.