Chinese Lantern Making and Calligraphy

Originating during the Eastern Han Dynasty 25 A.D., Chinese paper lanterns were used as lampshades. In 618 A.D. lanterns were popularised to celebrate peace and power and hold a lot of cultural significance. Calligraphy, directly translated to ‘beautiful writing’, is an art form dating back to 1600 B.C.E. Associated with rituals and special status, it is regarded as the highest art form within Chinese culture.

Incorporating the history of both Chinese Lantern Making and Calligraphy, this hands-on workshop guides participants to create their own colourful paper lanterns, and practice Chinese calligraphy to decorate them. Adapted to various age groups and year level/s, Chinese Lantern Making and Calligraphy provides the opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in Chinese art forms, through an educational and enjoyable experience.

Tailored to: Schools
Available in: VIC
Genre: Visual Arts
Region: Asia
Standard Pricing
Please note, prices may vary depending on the type and scope of the program/s chosen.

Program type
Price (exc GST)
No of Participants
Single Session
50 min
From $7
(per participant)
Up to 150
Multicultural Half-Day
(up to 3 programs)
Half Day
(per participant)
From 200
Multicultural All-Day
(up to 5 programs)
Full Day
(per participant)
From 300
Specialist All-Day
Full Day
From $20
(per participant)
From 150
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The presenter was wonderful. He had a great energy. His music was beautiful, some interested historical and cultural facts and the lanterns were beautiful. An excellent event. I would highly recommend him.
- Darebin Intercultural Centre

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