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Special Programmes (July – September)

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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A separate ticket is required for entry to fee-charging special exhibitions (if applicable). For the special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme details

Traversing the Forbidden City

Programmes of "Traversing the Forbidden City" Series

1. "Traversing the Forbidden City" Series: Architectural Symbols of the Forbidden City: "Small Roof-figure in Clay" Workshop

Small Roof-figure in Clay

Imperial Chinese architecture possessed a rich imagery of beast roof-figures. These mythical beast figures not only were ornaments, but also served as auspicious guardians for buildings in the old days. In this workshop, the children will learn about the common auspicious beast roof-figures in the Forbidden City. They will be guided to build different parts of a beast figure body using clay and then to design and create a unique beast figurine, as if it were to be an architectural component of an imaginary palace.

Date & Time Session 1 (exclusive for MuseKids)
22 August 2018 (Wednesday)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2
22 August 2018 (Wednesday)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 3 (exclusive for MuseKids)
26 August 2018 (Sunday)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session 4
26 August 2018 (Sunday)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Tutors Mr Donald Au and Ms Mak Wing-sum
Target Children aged 4-8, each accompanied by a parent
Enrolment Each session is limited to 20 pairs of parents and children on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register for one session only. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form) and indicate the date and session of the programme you register for.
Remarks The programme is conducted in Cantonese.
For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

 

2. "Traversing the Forbidden City" Series: Architectural Symbols of the Forbidden City: "Lantern Making and Painting" Workshop

Lantern Making and Painting

Bright colours and patterns were hallmarks of the Forbidden City's decorations. They made the buildings splendid and spectacular. In this workshop, the children will explore some of the colours and shapes in the architecture of the Forbidden City and their symbolic representations. They will be guided in creating a Chinese lantern, first using wooden pieces to build a 3D foundation, and then giving the lantern a unique appearance with paint and collage techniques, inspired by colourful decorative paintings from the Forbidden City.

Date & Time Session 1 (exclusive for MuseKids)
24 August 2018 (Friday)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 2
24 August 2018 (Friday)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 3 (exclusive for MuseKids)
27 August 2018 (Monday)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Session 4
27 August 2018 (Monday)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Tutors Mr Donald Au and Ms Mak Wing-sum
Target Children aged 7-12, each accompanied by a parent
Enrolment Each session is limited to 20 pairs of parents and children on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register for one session only. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form) and indicate the date and session of the programme you register for.
Remarks The programme is conducted in Cantonese.
For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

 

 

 

Aromatic Bliss: Chinese Dim Sum Cooking Class
Special Programme for "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" Exhibition

The Month Cups – two sets of 12 porcelain cups made by the imperial kiln for Emperor Kangxi during the Qing dynasty – are the highlights of the current exhibition, "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection", at the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art. These two sets of excellent works of art demonstrate the superb craftsmanship, firing techniques and meticulous painting skills of the imperial kiln in Jingdezhen. The flowers painted on the outer surfaces of each cup represent a flower of the month and are accompanied by poems admiring the flowers, forming an artwork treasure combining poetry and painting.

Cooking with flowers was long practised in ancient China. Flowers were part of recipes for fine and delicious dishes.

Guided by Hong Kong Heritage Museum docents, participants in this class will first visit the exhibition, "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection", in the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art to appreciate the craftsmanship of the Month Cups and other items in the collection with "flower" in their names, to see how artists in ancient times presented the elegance of flowers. After the guided tour, the participants will visit the Chinese Culinary Institute. In the kitchen, an instructor with expertise in Chinese desserts will teach the participants how to create two kinds of colourful and delicious Chinese dim sum inspired by the flowers featured on the Month Cups. The participants will then taste the delicious products of their creative endeavours.

Date 21 July 2018 (Saturday)
Time 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm (1st part) &
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm (2nd part)
Venue T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, 2/F and the Chinese Culinary Institute
Instructor Lau Chor Kwan (Senior Instructor, Chinese Culinary Institute)
Target Children aged 8 – 12
Fee HK$69 per child (free for accompanying adults)
Enrolment A maximum of 20 children (each participating child must be accompanied by one adult) on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form).    (Quota Full)
Remarks A shuttle bus service will be arranged to transport the participants from Hong Kong Heritage Museum to the Chinese Culinary Institute.