What you'll do
Finally！You made to Beijing！Besides the Imperial Palace, the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, the Old Summer Palace, South Luogu Lane, what are some other authentic and traditional experiences? Or you are back in Beijing again and this time you really hope to experience totally different things and end the trip on a high note, with a beautiful and meaningful memory. WHY NOT TRY THE ANCIENT CHINESE SEAL CARVING! Ü Seal carving is a very traditional form of art that has a history of moren than 4000 years. It combines Chinese calligraphy (mainly seal script) and engraving. There is an old saying"A small seal gives full expression to a magnificent and changful prospect." No need to bring any tool or do any preparation ;-). As long as you are curious about seal carving and Chinese traditional art, you will have fun. We will accompany you during 2 hours to create your own unique seal. Suitable as a meaningful gift for yourself, family or friends. ❣ No experience necessary and we welcome all levels( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°). Till date, every guest has happily created his or her own seal. ☺Note: you are welcome to take your work home ! If the date you would like to book isn't scheduled on the calendar,please feel free to tell me,I'll open it for you.Ü ★ Experience Procedure: ① Come up with what you want to carve, either words (1 to 4 characters) or pictures (not too complex, you can discuss with us ). ② Choose the stone that you like. ③ Polish the stone, and Taiyao will draw the characters or picture onto the stone. Because it is hand painted, please wait for 15 min. ④ Taiyao will explain seal carving and its history, explains different tools and demonstrates different carving methods. ⑤ Carve your own seal. ⑥ Taiyao will give you feedback and help improve. ⑦ Xiaoxi will help stamp your first seal. ✎Seal Content: You can bring your own ideas, or we will also prepare traditional graphic seals and positive phrase seals for you to choose from.
Hi~ we are Taiyao and Xiaoxi, a couple living in Beijing for a long time. We are obsessed with traditional culture, antiques and vintage items. Erfen Retro Art Studio was born to fulfill our passion. Our studio is situated in a Hutong house with almost 100 year old history. There are red brick wall decorated with all kinds of old tools, Chinese old furniture and items,2 cute cats with their own character and fun. (>^ω^<) I am Taiyao, has a Master of Calligraphy and Seal Carving and has been dedicated to traditional Chinese seal carving and calligraphy for more than 15 years. Obsessed with the exquisite beauty and magnificient prospect of Chinese seal carving,I have been exploring new ways to incorporate seal cutting art with contemporary life. If you are curious about the ancient and uniqu:）e Chinese seal culture，I would like to share everything with you!ʅ（´◔౪◔）ʃ My wife Xiaoxi~Her major is Art criticism.Being an outgoing and friendly person,she loves making new friends and will take good photos of you while carving the seal. (o≖◡≖) And two adorable cats "hei hei" and "little white",who have strong and interesting personalities(*ΦωΦ*) With our company and guidance, you will enjoy a fun, magical and relaxing seal carving experience, and it will sure become one of the most unique experience durning your stay in Beijing!╰(*°▽°*)╯
Summer drinks — iced plum soup ヅ
a Shoushan stone,seal cutting tools,a complete package of seals
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Where you'll be
Our studio is located in the the old Beijing hutongs.It has been renovated from a courtyard with 100 years of history .You will be surrounded by Chinese traditional arts, antiques and vintage items from last century and they will help form this one-of-a-kind experience.
If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, 18th Oct From 10:30 to 12:30.
£30 per person
6 of 6 spots left
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests aged 12 and up can attend.
Seal accessories,red ink paste are not included in the prices.You can pay extra for them and the price is quite reasonable. You don't need to bring anything for the workshop. Just need to parepare a good mood! We have two cats at the studio. If you're allergic to cats please let me know. Near the studio, there are Old Beijing style restaurant, Yunnan food, Japanese food and other options for you to choose. And there are also Chinese celebrities' old houses and historical sites near here,such as Chongli Mansion .It'a an ideal place for you to feel the Hutong culture in Beijing.
Your First Self-made Chinese Seal-engraving Work