WildChina Bazaar

Friday 23, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September, 2016

Beshan Gai 2016 workshops will transport visitors into the studios of China's artisans


Saturday 24th September

11:00 Inner Mongolian jewelry making with marking

(Chinese Language)

Growing up in Inner Mongolia, the founder of Marking grew up with a love for ethnic and handmade products. She combines traditional art with contemporary elements to create pieces of Jewelry that everyone can enjoy. Join her for an hour-long workshop where she will teach you how to create your own unique pair of Marking earrings

12:00 ORIGAMI WITH WILDCHINA EDUCATION and HEMU

(Chinese Language)

Join the WildChina Education team at Beshan Gāi as they prove that learning and fun absolutely go hand in hand.  This children’s origami workshop is brought to you in collaboration with the young team at Hemu – a project run by two 10 year-old girls raising money for those less fortunate in Guizhou.

13:00 Entertainment for the whole family with Family Musik Fun

(English Language)

Family Musik Fun are dedicated to promoting music to international families in Beijing. After exploring music education for kids of different ages and combining various music systems, they are offering a workshop that will be fun for both children and parents alike

14:00 Tibetan fan painting with Karma Samdrup

(Chinese Language)

Karma Samdrup’s Thangka portray the Buddhist philosophies of scriptures and legends. Join Samdrup at Beshan Gāi as he demonstrates the power of his artistic style in encouraging contemplation and helps you find inner balance when you paint your own traditional Tibetan fan.

15:00 TIBETAN JEWELRY MAKING WITH ZANTA

(Bilingual)

Join Zanta for a demonstration of Tibetan jewelry making. She will describe the process of weaving yak yarn and discuss the meaning and significance of certain stones in Tibetan design. In addition, there will be short videos of her creative process and all attendees can take home one of Zanta's original Tibetan style bracelets or a pair of earrings as a remembrance of their participation.


Sunday 25th September

11:00 Jewelry making with WAWAYA

(Chinese Language)

Join WAWAYA founder, Ping in this workshop to create your own piece of jewelry.Without soldering, molding or using other common techniques in jewelry-making, Ping will help you create a piece of art that fits harmoniously with the treasures she brings. The final product will be contemporary and stylish, each piece unusual and unique.

12:00 Discover the art of incense lore with yingxiangtang

(Chinese Language)

Although the ceremony involved in Incense lore may be lesser known than that of tea it is just as much an art, with many varying applications. Particular incense ware and tools are used for worship, some ceremonies welcome the beginning of a new day and others performed in line with traditional Chinese medicine. In this Beshan Gāi workshop, Yingxiangtang offer an introduction to this lesser known custom, highlighting the artistic nature and cultural importance of the ceremony in order to encourage appreciation and preservation.

13:00 ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY WITH FAMILY MUSIK FUN

(English Language)

Family Musik Fun are dedicated to promoting music to international families in Beijing. After exploring music education for kids of different ages and combining various music systems, they are offering a workshop that will be fun for both children and parents alike

14:00 SHAANXI PAPER CUTTING WITH MR.ZHANG

(Chinese Language)

Zhang suffers with a brittle bone disease and when his daughter was diagnosed with the same syndrome, he began paper cutting as a way to provide her with the best medical care available. Join Mr Zhang and trying your hand at cutting paper animals and mythical creatures whilst listening to Mr Zhang explain the history of the art as well as demonstrating his unique cutting technique.

15:00 ORIGAMI WITH WILDCHINA EDUCATION AND HEMU

(Chinese Language)

Join the WildChina Education team at Beshan Gāi as they prove that learning and fun absolutely go hand in hand.  This children’s origami workshop is brought to you in collaboration with the young team at Hemu – a project run by two 10 year-old girls raising money for those less fortunate in Guizhou.