Chinese Paper Cutting (Jianzhi 剪纸) is the first type of papercutting design, since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. The art form later spread to other parts of the world with different regions adopting their own cultural styles. Because the cut outs are also used to decorate doors and windows, they are sometimes referred to "chuāng huā" (窗花), meaning Window Flower.

There are two methods of manufacture: one use scissors, the other use knives. So Chinese Paper Cutting actually should have two names: Jianzhi (using scissors) and Kezhi (using knives)

Designs include single Chinese characters describing some meaning or representation (e.g. the character XI, double-happiness); 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Red is the most popular color.

Come and learn scissor paper cutting with CCC master. Paper and scissors are all provided.

Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.
  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this class. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.
  • Private custom-made class prices:

    RMB1,500 for a minimum of 5 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof) and are 2 hours long.
    RMB2,000 for 6-8 people.
    RMB250/ person for a group of 9 people and more
    The price includes a folk artist, an interpreter and venue.

    Flexible scheduling:
    The workshop can be scheduled at any time that it fits your schedule according to the availability of the teachers.

    Please note:
    1.  We must check the date: 
       The CCC’s masters, artists, and teachers are all experts in their field and unique in their circles.  Their schedules are tight, so they may not be available at the time frame you would like to book.    We will have to check with them first before we can confirm the time with you.
     
    2.  Prepayment is necessary: 
       Once the artists/experts are confirmed, prepayment is required so we can book his/her time.
     
    3.  Corporate Clients
           All prices listed are for private individuals.  Corporate clients will be separately quoted. Click here for Payment methods 

    4.   Venue:

    • The class/workshop will be conducted in English/with English interpretation at the China Culture Center unless a different location is requested.  
    • The CCC’s center can accommodate maximum 10-20 people for a class/workshop. 
    • Special venues of different size and ambiance can be arranged for corporate clients.with extra charges.