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Carve a stone seal with a craft woman

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Carve a stone seal with a craft woman

109 reviews
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Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Korean
art class

Carve a stone seal with a craft woman

art class

Carve a stone seal with a craft woman

109 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Korean

What you'll do

In this workshop, I will not only teach you how to write beautifully, but also how to experience the joy of carving a handcrafted seal. You will create a design using your name. During this activity, your mind will relax and you will experience healing through the slow analog, tactile sensibility of everyday life. I will teach you how to design and carve your name with a engraving knife on a small stone. First, I shows two ways to engrave the seal and demonstrates how to carve with a carving knife.(straight line, circle, etc.) Then I helps you learn to hold the engraving tool and practice properly. Next, I show the way to design the names and help to design according to syllable of name. You go for it and then cover with ink of Korean style and take a stamp. Once the engraving is over, you can choose a elegant case for your stone seal. It will be an opportunity to rethink the meaning of your name that you have forgotten while carving the seal. When you return home, you'll enjoy looking at the stamp you carved and remembering your travels. I'll write down a message for you in K-calligraphy after you have stamp your seal on a postcard I prepare. You have to park the public parking lot when you use a car. Public transportation is convenient. Let's meet in front of Anguk Station, Subway Line No. 3, Exit 6.

Your host

Learn more about Helen

Helen

After I left a bank as a financial manager, I became acquainted with calligraphy and handcrafted seal engraving. I now live a life that's gradually changing. I'm a professional handcrafting engraver, and I received the Encouragement Prize at the Seoul Women's Crafts Competition and the Excellence Prize at the KT Women's Desire Competition. I've won three types of awards at the Namdo Calligraphy Exhibition, which have been exhibited annually. I teach at various organizations, and I have registered two intellectual properties for my design works. I published my book <The power of calligraphy> in March 2018. My works have been feathered on MBC TV , LG U plus TV and KOREA TV. My story that have begun new life with calligraphy and carving a name on a stone was also introduced in several magazines.

What's included

Food
Free Snacks
Drinks
Free Coffee or Beverage
Equipment
Equipment a seal stone, a high quality seal stone case, engraving tool, pen, design paper, engraving bed, and various…

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Where you'll be

My studio is on the third floor of Tongmungwan, the oldest bookstore in Korea, which first opened in 1934. It is 3 minutes from Exit 6 of Anguk Station, Subway Line No. 3. Together we will look around old and rare books in the oldest bookstore. And you'll carve your name's design on a stone in my studio. It will be enough to experience Korean art and culture.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 9 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

-The name stone is not as hard as you think. -Even a 10-year-old can use a tool to carve an own seal. -It is possible for families to enjoy Korean culture together.

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Helen
Carve a stone seal with a craft woman
109 reviews
From £41/person
109 reviews
From £41/person