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Beijing Cultural and Art Workshop: Calligraphy, Ink Painting and Brick Extension

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    Nanxincang Culture and Leisure Street
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Your tour guide will pick you up at the prearranged time, then hop on a private vehicle to the traditional Chinese room in which the lesson is held. Your experience begin with the welcome tea, gaining artistic inspiration from the decoration and furniture of the traditional Chinese room. Your teacher is an expert, well respected in the Chinese traditional culture scene. Under the careful guidance of your teacher, try your hand at using genuine Chinese tools; Gain knowledge of the Four Treasures and how to use them: brush, ink, paper, and ink stone. Learn to write your favorite Chinese character and your name on a square piece of paper.  After a short tea break, you'll learn the traditional ink and brush painting. Traditional Chinese painting is considered one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. It uses "Shui Mo" (water and ink), which is a freestyle technique created using a brush dipped in ink and water, and onto rice paper. You will get to learn different brush strokes, as well as get a solid introduction to the oriental materials, tools, and the painting subject.  Next, get to know the history about this traditional art called " Zhuan Ta". In ancient time, Chinese characters were caved on the bricks, bronze or bones. To make it easy to bring, later Chinese people start to use ink and paper to make the copy of the characters and pictures. This artwork start from Tang Dynasty ( 618—907 A.D) and most popular in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Under the careful guidance of your teacher, try your hand at using the ink and paper and antique bricks to make your first work. After know the basic skills, you will start to make the complicated work.  At the end of the class, you can either write your name or make your Chinese painting on a traditional Chinese fan and take home as a unique souvenir. Your tour will ends here, you can choose to explore the surrounding area on your own, your tour guide can help you to get a taxi to your next destination.
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You'll return to the starting point
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 4th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up(for hotels within the 3rd ring road of Beijing city)k
  • One-way private transfer
  • Tea and snacks
  • Profesional tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Nanxincang Culture and Leisure Street
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Age under 4 is free to join
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Unique Beijing Tours
Kristine
41
Good food!
Anson was our tour guide. He spoke great English and had tons of knowledge about the neighborhoods we were walking
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Patricia N
171
Best Shopping Day Ever!
My friend and I decided to spend the last day in Beijing shopping. We came across this activity on Trip Advisor
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AdrianGER
20
Had a nice Tour trough the Tiananmen Area
We had a great time with our guide Lucy. We started at the Square and the Gate of Forbidden City before walking to
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Juergen
Stuttgart, Germany
50
Very nice.
Very nice and friendly person. Good to learn more about Beijing. Nice chance to see chinese culture.
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MancinPhil
New York City, New York
80
A taste of real Chinese food
We were met by our guide Linda at our hotel. Linda took us on an amazing tour over more than 3 hours around
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Lorraine K
10
Great private tour with Linda
I recently booked a private tour with Linda and it was a very enjoyable day. Linda was very punctual, friendly
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John R
Shanghai, China
3316
Lucy’s Excellent 2 hour Forbidden City Tour
My girlfriend and I very much enjoyed the tour of the forbidden city! It started by walking through the Tiananmen
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Min F
Pasadena, California
198
Personal experience
Overall, we enjoyed the personable experience and the story telling. We had our tour with Anson. And he made the
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jeregstev
81
Highly recommend this tour!
Jimmy was our tour guide and he was exceptional! He spoke fluent English, was flexible by including a stop at a
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janemelgar
Cebu City, Philippines
10
A comprehensive tour of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest
It was a marvelous evening walking tour in and out of the Impressive Beijing Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium. Our tour
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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