Take your appreciation of Chinese painting to a deeper level as you learn the skills and techniques of traditional ink. You'll broaden the realms of your creativity and gain a deeper insight into Chinese culture under the tutelage of a talented artist. You'll be guided through experimenting with Chinese paintbrushes, rice paper, and be introduced to a typical Chinese painting theme –Bamboo. It's a casual and cozy environment, enhanced with complimentary free-flow tea, so you'll feel comfortable letting your creativity run loose!
It's a therapeutic experience to decorate your own a tea set in the coziest of artist studios accompanied by free-flow tea and cookies! You'll learn the basics of ceramic teapot painting before working on your own creative masterpiece. The welcoming in-house artist will guide you with tips, tricks and friendly conversation throughout the 2½ hour class at the end of which you'll be able to take your teapot home to display proudly as a quirky decorative piece.
Hong Kong is a melting pot of cultures, which is why it's no surprise that even the Russian nesting doll has made its way to the bustling metropolis. Known as 'matryoshka' in its motherland, this folk toy is a set of wooden dolls fitted inside each other in a descending order. Each doll follows a theme - may it be political, a slice of life, or even pop culture. Try your hand at traditional Russian nesting doll-making with this workshop by Aura Art. Head over their studio in Causeway Bay and be greeted by a friendly multilingual tutor. A short briefing will ensue and samples will be given as your guide throughout the class. Follow the tutor's step-by-step process for better results but feel free to have your way with your own set of dolls. Play around with colors and tools as you create a theme that personally interests you or speaks of your personality. Make sure to take home your finished set as souvenir - an interesting home decor with Russian origins, yet filled with memories of Hong Kong. Capture this intercultural experience in adorable wooden pieces when you book this workshop through Klook!
My daughter had a fever the night before and we were catching a flight home to Singapore that afternoon so I decided to skip the painting class, much to my own disappointment so I can't really comment on the class. I received email communications from Carole right after booking on Klook and also friendly email reminders with directions on how to locate their atelier before the class so I had a very good feeling about it. I will surely purchase another session the next time I visit Hong Kong!
This was the MOST incredible experience and a huge highlight of our trip to Hong Kong! Carole is an incredibly gifted teacher and with absolute kindness managed to give our family an appreciation for Chinese Art. Her knowledge was detailed yet easy to understand and appreciate, her patience and explanation when guiding even a 'person who can't even draw a stick figure' to create a bamboo painting on rice paper was phenomenal! Cannot recommend this more highly! Our little group of 6 included three 10yr old girls who participate in art lessons at home and they thoroughly enjoyed it too! Thank you so much!
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the Chinese painting class! I's a perfect activity to do in Hong Kong in the summer. The instructor gave us very clear and interest information about Chinese painting and how it is different from Western style painting. If you ever thought about trying it, I'd highly recommend this class.
Very enjoyable experience. Carole the teacher was super patience n nice. Environment was clean n pleasant. Despite the 2 of us were pretty hopeless in terms of art, under her guidance, we managed to finish our first Chinese painting of bamboo. Really enjoyable experience.
Carole is an artist who quit her iBanker job to become a full time artist. I always admire people who work hard to pursuit their dream!!
Even beginner with no experience can enjoy Chinese painting. Recommended!
This was such a fantastic experience for me and my sister. I highly recommend this class for anyone interested in art, regardless of skill level!
I wrote a full review on my blog, you can check it out just in case :)
A great introductory course to Chinese painting. Carole was very patient since this form of art needs lots of concentration and discipline to fully master the skill. The class started out with a brief background on Chinese vs. Western painting. We then moved on to practising the different strokes of our subject, up until we ended up with our final piece. Overall, a very enjoyable class and a fun way to appreciate Chinese art.