Papercutting is one of China’s most famous folk arts. Probably originating sometime in the 2nd century, it’s possible that the techniques had already formed through cutting other materials, such as leather, even before the invention of paper by Cao Lun in 104CE.
While the most intricate designs require years of patience and practice to master, the ability to cut simple yet beautiful motifs can be picked up in just a few hours. And at a CK Chinese Papercutting workshop, that’s exactly what you’ll learn to do.
Under the expert tutelage of our papercutting teachers, attendees will first be introduced to the history of papercutting and its place in modern Chinese culture. You’ll then be shown a few of the techniques you’ll need to make your own designs, before getting started on your own creations!
Traditional Chinese Papercutting Workshop
Location: CK Culture Centre – Songzhuang, Tongzhou
Available Class Times: Workshops can be arranged Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm
Duration: 3 hours
Places: Up to 8 people (if more than 8 people, please contact us to discuss arrangements)
Price: Starting from 988RMB (approx. 142USD) for 1-4 people + 88RMB (approx. 13USD) per additional person up to 8 people
Payment: Prepayment via PayPal (no Paypal account needed), WeChat, Alipay or bank transfer. Fapiao available on request.
Our custom private workshops are held at our culture centre in Xiaopu Village and limited to 8 people, to ensure each attendee gets full attention from the teacher. The price includes a 2-hour private workshop, an English presentation on the language, history and culture of Chinese paper cutting, snacks and Chinese tea. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to take your creations home with you.
As well as the above, we are also happy to take photos of you during your workshop, which can be sent to you to share with friends and family. If you don’t want photos or video taken, please let us know.
In addition to the workshop, we are able to offer the following options:
Downtown pickup & drop off:
+700RMB (approx. 100USD) per group
A delicious lunch or dinner at a nearby Chinese dumpling restaurant:
+50RMB (approx. 8USD) per person
All of these optional extras are subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.
In addition to private workshops at our culture centre, we are also happy to arrange private workshops at your office, school, hotel or event for groups large and small.
To arrange a private workshop for yourself, your group, staff, members or students or to book a workshop at a location of your choice, please contact us to let us know which date you would like to book. Please note that custom classes must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
Alternatively, feel free to add us directly on WeChat. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!
We look forward to seeing you soon!