In the lead up to the “Beautiful Zhejiang” Cultural Festival, China Cultural Centre in Sydney brings two fascinating workshops — Silk Tie Dyeing and Dim Sum Making to Mosman Church of England Preparatory School on 21st June.
Both of the workshops are from Zhejiang Province, as part of the upcoming Cultural Festival and an appetizer prior to the Centre’s highlight festival of the year.
Expected and welcomed, instructors Ying Chen and Yaping Fan gave introductions to local students with regard to the history, features, development and making process of the cultural items.
“Silk tie dyeing is one of the traditional and unique types of coloring skill in China, I hope this experience can bring both knowledge and fun to Australian students”, said Ying Chen.
Captivated by exquisite skills, students also had the opportunity to practise and create their own art work.
“It’s very exciting to make my own silk tie dyeing, I can’t wait to show my work to my family and friends”, proudly displaying his artwork, one of the students said.
Chinese dim sum workshop includes the introduction and making of steamed buns and dumplings. Straightforward methods and steps afforded students opportunities not only to achieve a sense of accomplishment in making the food but also to taste their own culinary skills afterwards, adding much gaiety to the class.
“These workshops are awesome, they help students to know Chinese culture with fun”, said one of the present teachers.
This year’s workshops will continuously cover Pymble Ladies College、Loreto Kirribilli、Queenwood School for Girls and Sydney Secondary School Leichhardt Campus in the next three days, with the aim of introducing Southern Chinese culture through its unique cultural items. With accessible learning content and hands-on practise, this cultural activity is also expected to contribute to the open access to Australian youths who are keen in experiencing and learning Chinese culture.