There is no easy way to say 捏面 (nie mian) in English! It literally means ‘pinch flour’ but in fact, this folk-craft, which dates back to the Han Dynasty, involves a lot more than just pinching! The ‘clay’, actually dough, was traditionally made of glutinous rice and colorings made from different foods. The final product, beautiful though it was, could be eaten. Today, certain additives such as honey and paraffin might be added to improve the longevity of the final product, and they definitely can’t be eaten!
You can learn to make a Sun Wu Kong (Monkey King) figurine and more using traditional techniques at our workshop at Culture Yard on April 21st.
Rice Clay Figurine Workshop
Date: Sunday April 21st
Location: Culture Yard, 10 Shique Hutong
Subway: Beixinqiao Exit C
Starting time: 2pm
Ending time: 5pm
Price: This CK Cultural Treasures Workshop is just 288RMB for adults and 258RMB for children under 16. The price includes an English language presentation on the history and culture of rice clay figurine-making and the Monkey King; a two-hour workshop with an expert teacher, snacks and drinks.
Payment: Prepayment required. WeChat, PayPal, Alipay or bank transfer accepted
If you have any questions, or would like to confirm your place, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, add AJDonnelly on WeChat.
We look forward to having you join us for this exciting cultural event!
About Cultural Keys
Cultural Keys is an expat-run Chinese culture school that helps you not just see China, but experience it too, by offering the most authentic classes in traditional Chinese culture available in Beijing.
Cultural Keys aims to help people better access, understand and enjoy life and traditional culture in China, through information, classes, products, and services. From cultural classes to corporate training, whatever your reason for interest in this fascinating country, Cultural Keys can offer you an in-depth and immersive way to experience it.
At our culture center in Xiaopu Art Village, in the east of Beijing, we organize unique classes and events to help people experience the most authentic traditional Chinese culture possible.
We currently offer custom-classes in:
We are happy to offer our classes and workshops for booking by private groups, corporate institutions, schools, hotels and event organizers, both at our center or at your location of choice. We also hold monthly workshops in various aspects of Chinese culture, also at our culture center.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, either by email at email@example.com or on WeChat at AJDonnelly
We look forward to hearing from you soon!