Venue: Chaoyang Park location (Victoria Gardens).
Monday-Friday camp: drop-off between 8:45-9:15; pick-up between 15:30-16:30
There will be two to four experienced counselors to attend the kids, and one artist or expert to offer cultural programs.
Cultural Week I
Monday: morning- painting on silk fan; afternoon: Tibetan Music and Tibetan Dance Learning
Tuesday: Visit China Ethnic Minority Costume and Accessory Muesum; Afernoon: tailer-made a small costume with fabrics.
Wednesday: Morning - Japanese Flower and Plant Braiding; Afternoon - Lotus lantern-making
Thursday: Chartered Dragon Boat tour to the Summer Palace
Friday: Morning - Make traditional Beijing Style toy: Kungfu Guy
Cultural Week II
Morning: Flower Arrangement workshop;
Afternoon - visit a very famous folk artist who makes "bristle Men" in his courtyard house near houhai, downtown Beijing.See all his private collections of Beijing toys and bristle men and women in Peking Opera style. Watch his "bristle men performance" and demonstration of bristle men making. And make a paper toy in his home.
Tuesday: Monring -Make a "running rat" in the studio classroom of the China Culture Center, instructed by the artist from famous Toy Tang Family - a famous Manchu toy maker.
Lunch in a well-known Beijing style restaurant.
Afternoon: Tea ritual hands-on class
Wednesday: Morning - Watch a 72-years old opera artist to do face-painting - Monkey King and then watch performance and learn some basic Monkey King facial expressions and movements. Morning: Flower Arrangement class given by Lily, who acquired professor title in Japan on Flower Arrangement.
Afternoon: hands-on - Chinese Tie-dye
Thursday: Morning: Half-day tour to Beijing Enamel Art Factory and see the artisans do the cloisonne making； Afternoon- Learn Five Animal Frolics (ancient exercises) and kids meditation.
Friday: Morning - Pedicab hutong tour around Xuanwu District, visit a local family and learn their everyday life, and the knowledge of courtyard house structure and cultural symbols； Afternoon -Cookery class: Imperial Pastry
Cultural Week III
Monday Morning -Palace-style lantern-making; Afternoon - Snack Tanghulu (hawberry stick)-making
Tuesday outing: Meilanfang Opera Master's Former Residence Visit; visit the Imperial First Agriculture God Palace and Altar, Ancient Chinese Architecture Museum
Wednesday: morning - Traditional Beijing Style Toy-making: a gymnastic monkey on horizontal bar; afternoon: Make traditional Swallow kite
Thursday: outing - An Intimate Visit to a Fortress Villages By the Great Wall
Friday: Morning -calligraphy and Chinese Classic Recitation; Afternoon: Mongolian music and dance learning classes.
Cultural Week IV
Monday: traditional windmill-making; Chinese juggler show and magic class.
Tuesday: Chinese bell knotting class; visit a traditional Chinese clinic, learn the herbs and accupoints and make haw berry balls.
Wednesday: Morning –Chinese style Bonsai; make fabric tigers toys.
Thursday: Beijing Amblers: Legacies of Suburb Tongzhou - Old Bridges, Wall & Gate Tower,Pagoda and Canal
Friday: learn the Chinese Shuanghuang (two-men comic) show; Hand-pulled noodle and Shaomai workshop
Note: the sequence of the classes and tours will adjust accordingly to the weather and air quality.