Schools Resources


Schools Workshop Programme 

In partnership with inkLink Studios and funding support from Asia New Zealand Foundation, Asian Events Trust are offering a workshop programme from 14-25 November 2016 to Wellington primary, intermediate and secondary schools in Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. While the workshops will primarily focus on using Chinese brush painting technique, aspects of the Chinese culture and New Year traditions will also be included. The meaning and significance of the Chinese Zodiac will be incorporated together with Chinese calligraphy associated with each animal of the Zodiac.

An exhibition of Stan’s work together with a selection of students’ paintings from these workshops will be included in the Festival programme and will be displayed at inkLink Studios prior to the weekend of the Festival, and also at the Asian Market on Chinese New Year Festival Day to be held on 12 February 2017 at the TSB Bank Arena.

12 one-hour workshops each focusing on one animal of the Chinese zodiac are available and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. A maximum of 30 students can attend each workshop. Due to generous funding support from Asia New Zealand, there will be no charge for the workshops, however schools participating in this programme must commit to displaying the children’s work at the school and selecting 12 pieces to be included in the exhibition.

Stan Chan is a well respected Chinese brush painter and calligrapher, and after immigrating to New Zealand in 1972, set up as a full time artist and freelance art director in 1979 operating through inkLink Art Studio. Stan has participated in both group and solo exhibitions throughout New Zealand and regularly provides painting demonstrations and workshops to schools and at corporate and community events.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from Stan and embrace the Chinese culture through the medium of visual arts, language and calligraphy. If you are interested in booking a workshop .... sorry, this offer is now closed.

Thank you to all involved in the Schools Programme, with the following schools participating; Clyde Quay School, Sacred Heart School, Samuel Marsden Collegiate, Hutt Intermediate Boys, Wellington High School and Seatoun School. 
Please join us at Stan's display stand to see all the fabulous artworks created by these talented students, at the Chinese New Year Festival's Festival Day, Sunday 12 February 2017, TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, details here.  


Schools Activities

Celebrate Chinese New Year with some great craft projects, ancient Chinese tales, and traditions.

A fabulous link to fun Chinese New Year activities, like colouring-in templates, making paper dragons, hanging snake and lanterns: ActivityVillage.

Create and email some wonderful Chinese New Year Greeting Cards, E-cards and Resources:

The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival, more commonly known in the West as Chinese New Year:

Find out what zodiac animal traits you have:

Chinese stories for general reading, study or

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