In China, the art of sculpting with flour dough dates back more than 2000 years. At first, magnificent dough figurines were exclusively offered during ancient ceremonies. However, they became so popular that they evolved into a traditional and widely-practiced folk art. At this workshop, we will present the history of dough figurine art and its recent integration into modern Western culture. Everyone will have an opportunity to create their own meaningful works of art with this unique material. The workshop provides a rare opportunity for the public to see and experience one of the most popular folk arts in Chinese culture.
Kimberly Liu has promoted clay figurine art in various cultural and art exhibitions in Northern California since 2013. She is currently an art instructor at Peregrine School in Davis.
This event is appropriate for older children.
Supported, in part, by a grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs Program