December 4, 2022


Name Cultural Keys Phone 18611558781 Email Categories Culture Workshops , Family Friendly



Gourd Painting Workshop

It’s just a vegetable, you might think. But think again. In traditional Chinese culture, the humble bottle gourd (aka calabash) was and is so much more!

Cultural Keys has a unique event coming up in December –  a gourd painting workshop! You’ll learn all about gourds, including why they are so beloved by the Chinese, and then learn how to paint a beautiful design on a dried gourd with an experienced painter! 

‘Old man looking into a gourd’ by Qi Baishi

Gourds are extremely auspicious for the Chinese for several reasons, and are commonly dried, carved or painted. In this workshop, you’ll be guided by an expert painter to paint a design on a gourd. You might like to paint a large gourd as a display piece or several small gourds to hang on the Christmas tree! A painted gourd would also make a great Christmas present. This workshop is suitable for both adults and kids!

– Gourd Painting Workshop –

Date: December 4th 2022
Time: 3-6pm
Location: CK Culture Centre, Songzhuang, Tongzhou District
Places: Maximum 10 people
Price: Adults: 298RMB | Kids: 238RMB (kids 8 years old and over)
Payment: Prepayment via WeChat, AliPay, PayPal (no PayPal account required) or bank transfer. Fapiao available on request.

3pmArrive, welcome
3.10pmIntroduction to Gourds in Chinese Culture
5pmDumpling dinner (please note that the meal includes both meat and vegetarian dumplings. We are unfortunately unable to cater for vegans.)
6pmEvent concludes

Our workshops are held at our culture centre in Xiaopu Village and limited to 10 people, to ensure each attendee gets full attention from the teacher. The price includes a presentation on the history and culture behind gourds, a 90-minute workshop, all materials, snacks and Chinese tea and a dumpling dinner afterwards. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to take your creations home with you.

Early Bird Discount*: Book on or before November 20th to get a 15% discount!

Group Booking Discount*: If 4 people book together you can get a 10% discount!

*Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts. Highest value applicable discount will apply.

Private bookings are available! Have kids younger than 8? Or want an event just for your group? Please contact us to arrange a private booking!

If you have any questions, or to sign up, please scan the QR code on the poster, add AJDonnelly on WeChat, or email us at Alternatively, fill in the form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.


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