In February we celebrate Lunar New Year with a number of Brush Painting and Calligraphy workshops in the north Bay and south Peninsular.
A. Celebrate Year of the Pig and enjoy a hands-on workshop on Chinese brush painting. Participants will create auspicious lunar new year decorations and paint flowers and zodiac animal such as the Pig. Art supplies such as brushes, ink, and paper will be provided. Pre-registration is required, limited space per workshop. This is a family program for adults, teens, and children, ages 8 to 80+ are welcome.
B. A hands-on workshop on Chinese calligraphy. During Lunar New Year it is customary to decorate homes and workplaces with fei chun — lucky banners, that contain words of blessing. Artist and instructor Pauline Tsui will present a slideshow of Customs & Origins of the Lunar New Year, and show how characters in China evolved from pictograms to various font styles suitable for modern day use. Participants will learn how to use ink and brush to create simple characters as decorative wall-art, everyone will have a finished piece to take home. Materials will be provided, all ages are welcome.
Please see below for our schedule, contact individual libraries to attend.
|South Bay||San Mateo County||Family Program||Capacity||Status|
| 2/7 |
|Foster City Library||Brush painting 10:30-12:00n||30||Full|
| 2/9 |
|Atherton Library||Brush painting 2:00-3:30p||26||Full|
| 2/10 |
|San Carlos Library||Brush painting 2:00-3:30p||30||Full|
| 2/15 |
|East Palo Alto Library||Calligraphy + Slideshow 4:00-5:30p|
| 2/24 |
|Half Moon Bay Library||Calligraphy + Slideshow 2:00-3:30p|
|North Bay||Contra Costa County||Family Program||Capacity||Status|
| 2/11 |
|El Cerrito Library||Brush painting 6:00-7:30p||30||Full|