City Partners With Aegis Gardens to Host Arts Programs
Posted on 11/21/2019

The City of Newcastle is pleased to partner with Aegis Gardens to host FREE arts programs spotlighting traditional Chinese crafts. Join us as we explore the artistry of Chinese paper cutting and knot tying.

The traditional Chinese folk art of paper cutting is the earliest form of paper craft. Its origins date back to 105 AD, when the Chinese invented paper. You will often see the intricate paper cut-outs adorned on windows or doors. They celebrate festivals, weddings or other important life events. The instructor will show you how to use scissors and paper to create these beautifully handcrafted scenes. Attend a paper-cutting class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, or Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Aegis Gardens (13056 SE 76th St.).

A Chinese knot is a knot that is tied and woven from a single length of cord or rope to create a variety of shapes of varying complexity. Each shape has its own symbolic meaning, and nowadays, you can find them as decoration, gifts for special occasions and adornments on clothes. Chen Mu Yun from the Washington State Chinese Cancer Care Network Association, will instruct the class. Attend the Chinese knot-tying class from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 7 or 14 at Aegis Gardens.

The events are free to the community, but your RSVP to Aegis Gardens would be appreciated! Please call 425-970-6708 to RSVP. This event is presented by Aegis Gardens, sponsored in partnership with the City of Newcastle and 4Culture.

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