The Art of Gilding
Gold Leaf
Students will learn how to use gold leaf and compose their designs and then learn to work with traditional egg tempura to paint on their gold leaf panel. 
Make your own text on handmade paper and get that Middle Ages vibe. Illuminated Manuscripts are filled with beautiful embellishments such as borders, letter decorations, edging, and inserts used to transform the page into a work of art. Students will  learn the traditional technique of illuminated manuscript including gilding and decoration of the initial text and borders, using gold leaf and egg tempera.
900rmb for a 2-day workshop (3 hours each day)
2 person minimum, 4 maximum
Jian Zhi

These hands-on Paper Cutting classes will help you understand the traditional art form, in design and craft. The instructor will guide you through learning the various techniques and styles in a series of classes covering various aspects of paper cutting. 


600rmb per workshop

2 person minimum, 4 maximum



These lessons will look at the techniques for creating monotypes, both in black and color.  You will learn how to use rubber stamp cutting tools to create your own motifs or images that will then be printed on a range of materials including your handmade paper.  As the classes progress you will build towards creating woodcuts, collographic prints and copper plate dry point etching, which also incorporates learning about how to use the printing press.


Printmaking workshops, in order, each is 3-classes each:

1. Monotype

2. Collagraph and collage

3. Relief (rubber stamps)

4. Relief (wood block)

5. Engraving/Intaglio


1,500rmb for each 3-class session, all materials included. 

2 students minimum, 4 maximum

1000rmb for a private, individual 1.5 hour workshop

The Portrait

Portraiture is a complex and demanding art form with a long history. It requires a knowledge of the skills needed to successfully accomplish capturing not just the subject pictorially but in spirit and context as well.


This workshop is divided into 2 parts of 3-sessions each.  It is designed to give students the skills needed to assess facial structure, render the subject to a degree of accuracy and understand some of the theories behind portraiture and its history.


Part 1: working in graphite, charcoal pencil, pastels, and water colour pencils to render the face structurally.


Part 2: painting the portrait in oils


1,500 Rmb per each 3-session workshop

2 students minimum, 4 maximum