January 8, 2023


Name Cultural Keys Phone 18611558781 Email events@culturalkeys.cn Categories Culture Workshops , Family Friendly , Festival Celebrations



Spring Festival Calligraphy Workshop

Walking around anywhere in China, you may have noticed red strips of paper with characters on them pasted around doors, and diamond shaped pieces of paper with a single character stuck on doors or windows. These are used to repel bad luck and welcome in good luck. Every year on or before Spring Festival Eve, people replace these decorations with fresh new ones for the new year. 

Please note: Due to the current epidemic situation this event may be changed or cancelled at short notice. Please contact us for the latest information.


Join Cultural Keys on January 8th to write your own Spring Festival decorations! In this workshop, you’ll learn the essential things to know about both Spring Festival and calligraphy. Then with the guidance of an expert calligrapher, you’ll learn to write the character 福 Fú on red paper squares and auspicious phrases on a set of three strips of red paper, called 春联 Chūnlián in Chinese, or couplets (even though there are three!) in English. We’ll finish up with a dumpling lunch/dinner!

This workshop will be held twice on the 8th, once in the morning for younger children (6+), and once in the afternoon for older children (12+). Adults are welcome at both! Note that the morning session is one hour shorter than the afternoon session, as in the afternoon the presentation is more detailed and you will spend more time practicing calligraphy. 

– Spring Festival Calligraphy Workshop –

Date: January 8th 2023
Time: Morning session: 10am-1pm | Afternoon session: 3.30-7.30pm
Location: CK Culture Centre, Songzhuang, Tongzhou District
Places: Maximum 10 people per session
Payment: Prepayment via WeChat, AliPay, PayPal (no PayPal account required) or bank transfer. Fapiao available on request.
Price: Morning session: Adults 358RMB; children 288RMB. | Afternoon session:  Adults 388RMB; children 328RMB.

Early bird discount: book before December 23rd to get 5% off your total booking*! Group booking discount: If 4 people book together get a 10% discount*! 
*Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts; highest value discount will apply.

Price includes meal, snacks, drinks and all the required arts and crafts materials.

Morning Session: 

10amIntroduction to Spring Festival and Chinese calligraphy
10.40amCalligraphy Workshop
12pmLunch at nearby dumpling restaurant
1pmEvent concludes

Afternoon Session:

3.30Introduction to Spring Festival and Chinese calligraphy
4.30Calligraphy Workshop
6.30Dinner at nearby dumpling restaurant
7.30Event concludes

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


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    About Cultural Keys’ Workshops

    CK Culture Workshops are held at our culture centre in Xiaopu Village, Songzhuang and limited to 10 people, to ensure each attendee gets full attention from the teacher. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary to take part in our workshops. At the end, you will be able to take your creation home with you!

    All of Cultural Keys’ workshops are available for private booking. Please add CulturalKeysCCC on WeChat or email us at events@culturalkeys.cn for more details!

    Please note: Pre-booking and prepayment required. A minimum number of people is required for this event to go ahead. If we do not meet the required minimum number of participants, you will receive a full refund. Once payment is made and your booking has been confirmed, we are unable to offer refunds. Please let us know in advance if you are vegetarian; unfortunately we cannot cater to other dietary requirements. 

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