New York Folklore in Schenectady, NY is pleased to announce the following workshop:
Saturday, September 28 – Chinese Paper-cutting with Jianling Yue, 10:00AM – 12 Noon.
You are cordially invited to join Jianling Yue for a workshop on Chinese paper-cutting art (inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2009). In this workshop, the history, culture, meaning, styles, and techniques of Chinese paper-cutting art will be explored, along with displays and demonstrations of this ancient and still active art style in modern society. Participants will have an opportunity to gain some hands-on experience in the art of Chinese paper-cutting.
Jianling Yue learned this art during her childhood in her hometown, in Shanxi Province, China, a region rich in Chinese paper-cut culture. During her time at a teacher-training school, she further refined her skills and started creating her own designs. Later on, Jianling earned a Master’s degree in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy in Beijing, China, and another Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in the U.S. Jianling Yue teaches Chinese language and culture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.
This workshop is a companion to our current exhibit (through September 29) of traditional Turkish paper marbling by ebru artist and Rochester, NY resident Hatice Erbas-Sorkunlu.
The workshop will be held at New York Folklore, 2nd floor, at 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, and is $10.00 for NYF members, $15.00 for non-members. To register, please contact New York Folklore, 518-346-7008, via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or our web site, www.nyfolklore.org.