What you'll do
I'll start with explaining the most ancient Chinese calligraphy—seal script and its history to you and give my own demonstration of the Chinese traditional calligraphy, then guide you through the process of completing your own art piece. To your surprise, I'll prepare various style of chinese traditional fans or canvas bags for you to choose and write down your own work on it. You'll be able to take home an impressive art piece and fun memory together. Don't be intimidated by the new culture and art form. The 2 hour workshop is designed for beginners.When you're tired, you can sip some tea, have some local desert, play with our cats and feel the peaceful Hutong life together :）
I am Tai Yao, obsessed with the beauty of ancient calligraphy and art since I am a young boy, I have been tried to break the old-fashioned impression of chinese calligraphy in people's mind and combain the interesting elements of life with chinese calligraphy. Because of the passion, I founded a workshop called Er Fen to share the knowledge and fun experience with people who're interested in the beauty.
calligraphy tools, chinese traditional fan or canvas bag
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Where you'll be
Our studio is located in the the old Beijing hutongs, not far from Yonghe Lama Temple,Ritan Park,the Imperial College（Guozijian）,Wangfujing Street,the Palace Museum, NanLuoGuXiang. There are a lot of local restaurants and locals living nearby. You can see how the local Beijinger live their life and grab local food in the restaurants.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 2 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
You don't need to bring anything for the workshop. Just need to parepare a good mood! We have two cats at the studio. If you're allergic to cats please let me know. Near the studio, there are Seafood restaurant,Old Beijing style restaurant, Yunnan food, Japanese food and other options for you to choose. And there are also Chinese celebrities' old houses and historical sites near here,such as Chongli Mansion .It'a an ideal place for you to feel the Hutong culture in Beijing.
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