Learn the stories behind the craft at exclusive, intimate demonstrations, and take home a piece of your own handicraft at a series of special workshops, all part of LANDMARK’s Chinese New Year Artisanal Market.
The Zen of Tea
Tea forms a significant part of Chinese culture. Historically, the art of tea brewing has long been recognised as nourishing for the mind and body. With over 50 years’ brewing experience, Gong Fu Teahouse harvest only the best leaves to produce their blends, specialising in oolong and pu’er. Discover the secret to making the perfect cup at this workshop series, where you’ll be guided by Gong Fu’s tea masters to bring out the best taste and fragrance from a blend of your choosing. See up close the characteristics of high-quality tea leaves and learn about traditional harvesting and drying methods before you brew and taste your perfect cup while sharing in the wisdom of tea preparation, a calming custom favoured throughout history by noblemen, artists and the literati.
Friday, January 20, 27: 1pm and 6pm.
The Art of Chinese Embroidery
From a tiny shop that sowed its first stitch in 1958 to an enduring statement of elegance, the hand-embroidered footwear designs of Sindart are a favourite of the modern woman with an eye for the finer things. Miru Wong, the third-generation chief designer of this label, will be demonstrating the intricate art of traditional Chinese embroidery at her workshop. Take home your own hand-embroidered accessory to stare the creative wisdom this season. 19th January, Thursday: 1pm and 6pm.
The Fun of Chinese Embroidery
(for children and adults)
Similar to The Art of Chinese Embroidery, this entertaining workshop allows parents to share the fun with their children following simple steps that anyone can master. Take home a personalised work for your keepsake.
Sunday, January 22: 1pm and 6pm.
The Porcelain Experience
First setting up shop in Kowloon City nearly a century ago, Yuet Tung China Works maintain the art of Guangzhou-style, Qing Dynasty porcelain painting. While technologies might have changed, the family-run Yuet Tung still upholds the tradition of painting by hand, using glazed colours and liquid gold, with all pieces fired in the on-site kiln. Paint your own plate at this workshop series at LANDMARK, under the tutelage of Yuet Tung’s master craftsmen. When your masterpiece is complete, it will be taken back to the Yuet Tung kiln and sealed and heated for you, ready to be collected in about a month’s time. Your white plate, paints and brushes are all provided, so all you need to bring is your imagination.
Saturday, January 21: 1pm and 6pm; Thursday, January 26: 1pm and 6pm.
How to register:
- Registration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, please visit landmark.hk.
- Completion of registration will require a non-refundable $300 admission fee, and participants will receive a $300 Artisanal Market Voucher after the completion of the workshop.
- 10 registrants per workshop. Terms and conditions apply.
- Workshops will be conducted in Cantonese with English interpretation.