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Upcoming Spring 2017 Workshops

There are no more programs for Spring 2017. Please check back later for Fall 2017 programs.



Past Workshops

korean dress workshopDocumenting Korean Costume: Primary Sources and New Interpretations
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Korean dress and costume accessories have evolved into different forms in modern periods. Prominent artisans of dress-making and jewelry will present modern applications of centuries-old traditions of Korean dress and offer a hands-on experience to the audience. The workshop is offered in conjunction with the conference Documenting Korean Costume: Primary Sources and New Interpretations.

The workshop is sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies Grant.

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Documenting Korean Costume: Primary Sources and New Interpretations
Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 11 AM–6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

korean neck pillow workshopKorean Patchwork: Traditional Neck Pillows
April 6, April 7, 2017 at 4:00–7:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

For centuries, Koreans have believed that pillow decorations bestow protection and good fortune to the sleeper. Taught by artist Wonju Seo, whose work is permanently on view at the Wang Center’s Skylight Gallery, participants in this workshop will learn one of the traditional Korean patchwork patterns. This is two-day session.

chinese calligraphy workshopChinese Calligraphy
4 Fridays, March 24, March 31, April 14, April 21, 2017 at 3:00–5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Room 201

Chinese calligraphy is the traditional art of writing characters from the Chinese language using a brush and ink. It is the root of many other forms of Chinese cultural art, and works of calligraphy can be seen adorning the walls of shops, offices, and houses almost everywhere in China. The English word “calligraphy” literally means “beautiful writing,” and when you see good calligraphy, you can certainly appreciate the subtle aesthetics of line and stroke. The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University offers a workshop that teaches participants how to create their own works of Chinese calligraphy.

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chinese paper cutting workshopChinese Paper Cutting
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 4:00–6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Offered by the Confucius Institute, this workshop provides participants with insight into the history, culture, and folk traditions of paper cutting in China. Once participants have mastered the basic techniques, they will practice cutting paper into animals, flowers, and traditional Chinese patterns. Participants will be guided step by step to create their own artwork, and will be able to bring their work home or present them as gifts to family or friends.

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maedeup korean knot workshopMaedeup: The Elegant Art of Knot Jewelry for Mother’s Day
3 Fridays, April 28, May 5, May 12, 2017 at 1:00–3:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel


The unique art of Korean knot-making utilizes all sorts of braids and ornamental shapes to decorate dresses and accessories. There are around 38 types of Korean knot-making techniques, and the harmony and combinations of colors, braids, and patterns are what makes the art still much beloved by people today. Master artist Karen Ahn will show how to make the perfect handmade gift for your mom or loved one. You will leave with a special pin and necklace of your own design.

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