April 21, 2019


Name Cultural Keys Phone 18611558781 Email [email protected] Category Culture Workshops



Rice Clay Figurine Making – a CK Cultural Treasures Workshop


Culture Yard, 10 Shique Hutong, Beijing

There is no easy way to say ‘捏面 nie mian’ in English! It literally means ‘pinch flour’ but in fact this folk-craft, which dates back to the Han dynasty, involves a lot more than just pinching! The ‘clay’, actually dough, was traditionally made of glutinous rice and colourings made from different foods. The final product, beautiful though it was, could be eaten. Today, certain additives such as honey and paraffin might be added to improve the longevity of the final product, and they definitely can’t be eaten!

You can learn to make a Sun Wu Kong (Monkey King) figurine and more using traditional techniques at our workshop at Culture Yard on April 21st.

Rice Clay Figurine Workshop

Date: Sunday April 21st
Location: Culture Yard, 10 Shique Hutong
Subway: Beixinqiao Exit C
Starting time: 2pm
Ending time: 5pm
Price: This CK Cultural Treasures Workshop is just 288RMB for adults and 258RMB for children under 16. The price includes an English language presentation on the history and culture of rice clay figurine-making and the Monkey King; a two-hour workshop with an expert teacher, snacks and drinks.
Payment: Prepayment required. WeChat, PayPal, Alipay or bank transfer accepted

If you have any questions, or would like to confirm your place, please email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, add AJDonnelly on WeChat.

We look forward to having you join us for this exciting cultural event!