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Past Fall 2016 Workshops

tape drawing workshopTape Drawing with Sun K. Kwak
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Feeling inspired by the Space Drawing at the Theatre Gallery? Tap into your own creativity in this special workshop. Experiment with masking tape and practice art techniques that helped create Sun K. Kwak’s stunning exhibition. Kwak will talk about her choice of medium and offer a hands-on tape drawing workshop, revealing how she creates the illusion of volume and space with unconventional materials. Tape and cardboard in a variety of sizes and colors will be provided. No art background is necessary.



Space Drawing
Long Term Installation
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Gallery

peking opera dress upChinese Peking Opera Dress-Up
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby

Free Admission

The allure of Peking opera is enhanced by the striking costumes and makeup. Prior to the Peking opera performance, audience will have an opportunity to try on the highly stylized headpieces and brightly colored robes.

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Chinese Peking Opera and Magic Show
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00–7:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre


puppet workshop

Trick or Treat: Shadow Puppet Making
with Caroline Borderies & Maud Aptekar
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby

Acclaimed French puppet masters Caroline Borderies and Maud Aptekar will host a hands-on workshop before their performance of Jataka: Four Fables of the Lives of the Buddha in Shadow Puppetry. Participants will be introduced to the mechanics, techniques, and history of shadow puppetry, preparing them for a deeper appreciation of the performance to follow. It’s also a great afternoon activity for kids! Workshop participants make puppets in the shape of traditional Halloween figures such as witches, cats, ghosts, and bats, as well as the animals featured in the performance.



Jataka: Four Fables of the Lives of the Buddha in Shadow Puppetry
Saturday, October 8 at 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

origami workshop
origami workshop

Origami Heaven
Wednesdays & Thursday, October, 2016 1:00–3:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel, Room 101

Paper is powerful, and origami is one of the most skillful techniques to fully display this medium’s qualities. Transform a simple sheet of paper into a runway-ready outfit (Oct. 5) or a fallen leaf (Oct. 12). Explore sophisticated and modern pattern techniques using tessellations with fabric (Oct. 13), or revisit the roots of traditional origami by creating paper animals (Oct. 19). Or maybe you just want to experience for yourself the cute, “kawaii” side of origami (Oct. 26). With origami masters Sok Song, Talo Kawasaki, Thomas Crain, Shrikant Iyer, and Tricia Tait, you’ll be able to do all this and more. Everything you need to create one-of-kind origami is provided—all you have to do is fold!

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Wed October 5 Fashion Origami by Sok Song
Wed October 12 Folding Autumn Leaves by Talo Kawasaki, Chapel
Thurs October 13 Fabric Tessellations by Thomas Crain, Chapel
Wed October 19 Origami Animals by Shrikant Iyer, Room 101
Wed October 26 Cute (Kawaii) Origami by Tricia Tait, Room 101


Modular Origami & Kirigami with Feltro
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

chaekgaeori workshop

Making My Own Book Bag with Korean Chaekgeori Painting
Fridays, October 7, 21, 28, 2016 at 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Chaekgeori is a term that refers to Korean still-life painting popular in the late eighteenth century Joseon dynasty. These paintings focus in particular on books and other valuable goods. Stephanie S. Lee is a participating artist in the current exhibition, The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens. Lee will host a hands-on workshop, creating chaekgeori painting on a bookbag. Participants will also be introduced to the basic history of the Korean folk art and the ethical integrity central to the ideal Confucian scholar.

About the Artist

Stephanie S. Lee is a participating artist in the exhibition, The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens. Lee earned a BFA at the Pratt Institute in New York and studied Korean folk art painting at Busan National University in South Korea. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Hong Kong, Japan, United States, and South Korea. As a founder of, she is currently teaching Korean folk art in Queens, New York, and serves as a teaching artist at the Flushing Town Hall.

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The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens
On View September 29 through December 23, 2016
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

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