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T!C Lunar New Year Fest: Join artist Ling Tang for papercutting workshop.

  • 09 Feb 2021
  • 6:00 PM

ThinkChinatown

Tue, Feb 9, 2021 6:00 PM. RSVP here

Join artist Ling Tang for a chuang hua 窗花 papercutting workshop. Learn how to make traditional decorations for your home to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year!

Papercutting is a Chinese tradition and popular art form integral to everyday living. During festivals and holidays, households decorate their walls, windows and doors with chuang hua 窗花 or window flowers to welcome luck into the home. In this interactive virtual workshop, you will explore the history and culture of this traditional art through slide shows and live demonstrations and learn how to make your own papercutting patterns such as window flowers and Chinese characters. We also hope you’ll be inspired by the class to create your own unique lucky symbols for the Year of the Ox!

This workshop is free/pay-as-you-wish and the materials, all proceeds will go directly toward supporting our non-profit so we can continue our work of storytelling, arts, and neighborhood engagement.

What you’ll need for the workshop:

  • red colored paper

  • scissor

  • pencil

Please consider purchasing our Tuan Yuan 團圓 Homecoming Box, which includes special red paper for this class, materials and ingredients for our other virtual T!C Lunar New Year events, and additional goodies from our partners. Available through Pearl River Mart for a limited time.

Everyone is welcome to join the event. If you'd like to attend but you cannot donate, please send an email to hello@thinkchinatown.org to register at least a day in advance of the event.

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Ling Tang is a New York City-based dancer, educator, and arts manager who offers Chinese dance and cultural workshops for K-12 schools and communities. She inherited the paper-cutting tradition from her mother, Hongyi He, who was awarded the title of “Chinese Folk Artist” by UNESCO, and is a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Folk/Traditional Arts Fellow.

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