Cambridge Plays - Chinese Crafting, Kung Fu and Dancing Workshops

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday, July 2, 2023

Cambridge Common, Waterhouse St & Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Community Development Department,

Cambridge Plays - Chinese Papercutting, Painting, Crafting, Calligraphy, Kung Fu, and Dancing Workshops

Enjoy a free workshop for adults and kids to taste Chinese traditional arts with the Chinese American Association of Cambridge.

On Sunday, July 2nd activities include:

Art of Nature Around Us - Chinese Papercutting: Zhonghe (Elena) Li is a multi-media artist who lives and works in Cambridge, MA. She practices and teaches traditional Chinese papercutting art, watercolor and mixed media. She will be happy to offer papercutting workshops to the Cambridge community members on natural life forms found in Cambridge. By also collaborating with Mass Audubon she will create an installation in the fall at the Magazine beach Powder House with participants’ work to show the biodiversity in Cambridge and how we can together make the city greener.

Kung Fu workshop: Mr. Zunlong Li, the master of Chaquan (a type of Northern Chinese martial arts), will teach some basic Kung Fu forms, also come and take a selfie with his guandao (or The Green Dragon Crescent Blade).

Chinese traditional dance workshop: Demonstration of four (4) typical Chinese classical dance, including Xinjiang, Margolin, Dai, Peacock. Eva Liu have been learning Chinese classic dance since 2-year-old, she is the instructor of Cheongsam Show at the Cambridge Lunar New Year Celebration 2023. She will demo and lead Chinese dancing for all ages.

Chinese calligraphy workshop: Calligraphy is the core and essence of Chinese culture. In this program, by writing blessing characters on the spot, Mr. Huang will send a sincere blessings to everyone sitting here.

Chinese art and craft workshop: Kim is a passionate individual who loves art and crafts. She is excited to propose a captivating workshop that combines arts & crafts and Chinese culture to engage and inspire kids. Through hands-on activities and cultural exploration, children will have the opportunity to unleash their creativity while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for Chinese traditions and artistic expressions.

Chinese painting workshop: Chinese Painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as guo hua. The workshop will be led by Mr. Chang.

The mobile lending library will bring Chinese kids picture books that can be borrowed home.

This event is free and open to all.