Ink/Tea/Dim Sum/Chinese Calligraphy 











Duration:1.5 hours total

Includes:Food and Equipment

Languages:Offered in English

About Your Host

My deep passion about Asian arts and culture appreciation stems from my family background. I grew up in a calligraphy family in China, three generations. I was taught by my grandfather whom is was a well-known artist to learn Chinese calligraphy when I was five-year old. I won the first place in our Chinese Calligraphy Competition in my city in China. Today, a photo of my mother who was doing a calligraphy demonstration is on one of the famous mural art works in Philadelphia. After I came to the US, I developed strong interest in connecting and sharing Chinese arts and culture with the local community. I started offering calligraphy classes in my Chinese art studio in Philly Chinatown and my past students all loved the experience. I was also invited by local non for-profit organizations to host Chinese Calligraphy workshops and some local cultural events during the past year.
















                   One of our students wrote “Fortune” and “Happiness” in Chinese on a Chinese fan​
What We’ll Do

In China, from a very early period, calligraphy was considered not just a form of decorative art; rather, it was viewed as the supreme visual art form, was more valued than painting and sculpture, and ranked alongside poetry as a means of self-expression and cultivation. Chinese Calligraphy is a beautiful writing method and builds many of the same qualities as disciplined martial art training:…+ More

What We’ll Provide

Snacks, Appetizers and Dessert

While practicing Chinese calligraphy, you will try our rose petal tea and one type of traditional Chinese/Asian dim sum, desert or snack. Samples that I would like to introduce to you are:

Hong Kong style bakery, e.g. red bean bun, BBQ bun, sesame ball
Any item in the dumpling family
Japanese Mochi

Please note that different dim sum, desert or snack type may be offered on different dates.

Creative Supplies 

Chinese Calligraphy tool

What to Bring

Just be ready for fun. After you practice, you may write calligraphy (e.g. your Chinese name, or the new Chinese characters you just learn on a Chinese fan to bring home so that you can display them on your wall or your desk as a piece of art work. 
















            Demonstrating Chinese Calligraphy at Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia in January 2020

Where You'll Be

It will be in my Chinese Art studio, 10th and Arch St, Chinatown, Philadelphia. It is a half block away Chinatown Friendship Gate. I will also point out the Art and Craft store where my guests can by Chinese Calligraphy stationary if they are interested in practicing at home after our Calligraphy class.

In China, from a very early period, calligraphy was considered not just a form of decorative art; rather, it was viewed as the supreme visual art form, was more valued than painting and sculpture, and ranked alongside poetry as a means of self-expression and cultivation.

Chinese Calligraphy is a beautiful writing method and builds many of the same qualities as disciplined martial art training: Focus, concentration, precision and calmness. The calligraphy practiced in our class is a medium used to develop the deeper goals of focus, cultural appreciation, mental harmony, and relaxation. It is also a great way to further your knowledge of Chinese culture.

Guests will learn basic calligraphy techniques, brush strokes, body position, hand position, to write a few Chinese characters on rice paper. They will learn the history and meaning of each Chinese character they learn and how to pronounce them in Chinese. Guests may also learn to write their name in Chinese, and practice. Once they feel comfortable and confident, they can write the new characters on a Chinese fan which they can bring home to display as artwork.

This experience is for anyone who's interested in Chinese art and culture. No Prior knowledge or experience is needed. All you need is some enthusiasm.

100% of the proceeds from this class will fund scholarship which will be awarded to seniors (65+), people who suffer mental illness and disability to attend our class at our location or their facilities. We believe Chinese calligraphy practice can help

  • Seniors with hand coordination, flexibility, mobility and motor skills
  • Intellectually disabled patients with coping, mood regulation and leisure awareness skills
  • Healthier mind patients rejuvenate, reenergize and improve their memory, concentration, motivation and quality of sleep.















Demonstrating Chinese Calligraphy at a neighborhood street fair organized by a couple of Non for profit organizations in the Chinatown area – The Friends of the Rail Park and Asian Arts Initiative. We were also actively participated in Chinese New Year celebration for 2019 and 2020 by The Friends of Rail Park https://www.therailpark.org/event/lunar-new-year/​

About Me:

My deep passion about Asian arts and culture appreciation stems from my family background. I grew up in a calligraphy family in China, three generations. I was taught by my grandfather and my mother to learn Chinese calligraphy when I was five-year old. Today, the photo of my mother who was doing calligraphy demonstration is on one of the famous mural art works in Philadelphia.

After I came to the US, I developed strong interest in connecting and sharing Chinese arts and culture with the local community. I started offering calligraphy classes in my Chinese art studio in Philly Chinatown and my past guests all loved the experience.

I was also invited by some local non for-profit organizations to host Chinese Calligraphy workshops as part of Chinese New Year celebration and some local cultural events during the past year. 

I am looking forward to teaching more Chinese calligraphy in the upcoming Chinese New Year.

ASIAN Cuisine.

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 928 Race St

Ste 2B

Philadelphia, PA

19107

Philly Chinatown (between 9th and 10th St)

Tel 2672136787 

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