If you, like me, have decided to avoid the crowds of travelers and stay in Beijing for the National Holidays October 1-8, join the tourist crowd in Beijing at the annual 798 International Children’s Art Festival (ICAF)!
ICAF is the largest and most renowned children’s art festival in China, and this year they’ve amped up by hosting festivals in cities other than Beijing. They have also launched an online arts platform for children, allowing kids to engage and become inspired by real artists from home! ICAF’s new platform provides online art workshops, hosted by a variety of artists from all over the world, via live-stream and video content.
ICAF’s artist-run workshops encourage children to explore their creativity with a host of different media. The festival and online platform are expressions of their mission: to encourage inter-cultural learning in children and provide them a space to explore, create, and exhibit their art.
ICAF has invited artists from all over the world to host art workshops ranging from book-making to puppet-making. Workshops include: installation creation, felt-making, collage, traditional Indian art, sculpture.
Watch the video about the previous ICAF to get a better idea of what it’s all about: Youku.
10am-5pm. October 1-7. 798 Yi Shu Qu, You Yi Da Sha, 3rd floor. No. 4 Jiu Xian Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号. 798艺术区友谊大厦3楼. (153 2156 7833)