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Chinese Brush Painting

Homestay Tutors enjoying a painting class in Shanghai! Chinese Brush Painting 水墨画: shuǐmòhuà Introduction Chinese brush painting, a style of watercolour or ink painting, was traditionally one of the “four arts” required to be mastered in order to be considered a true scholar in Tang dynasty China. Painting was typically done onto rice paper or …

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Chinese Paper Cutting

Summer Camp Counsellors enjoying a paper cutting class in Beijing! Traditional Paper Cutting 剪纸: jiǎnzhǐ One of the most celebrated Chinese traditional art forms, paper cutting requires skill but surprisingly few materials – perfect for trying yourself at home! While it may seem simple, paper cutting is surprisingly challenging – requiring the artist to both …

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Making Dumplings

Homestay Tutors making dumplings in SHENZHEN! Cooking Dumplings 饺子: jiǎozi Today, we are going to learn how to cook some delicious Chinese dumplings! This is something the Abridge Academy team had a lot of fun trying (and eating!) so we can confirm even complete cooking novices can produce edible results…  The importance of dumplings in …

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Chinese Calligraphy

Homestay Tutors enjoying a calligraphy class in Beijing! Chinese Calligraphy 书法: shūfǎ Today, we are going to learn about Chinese calligraphy – one of the most traditional Chinese art forms famous around the world! We will start by learning about the history and styles of Chinese calligraphy, giving you a background understanding of its importance …

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