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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Orchids
Nov
10
to Dec 8

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Orchids

Orchids are thought of as exotic but they also grow worldwide. Bring a friend this fall for a class or the entire series to learn how to paint these beauties before snow settles in New England.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Class will be held on Saturday, November 10, 17, & December 1 and 8. *No class on November 24.

Register for the series by Saturday, November 3.

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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In the Kitchen: Mantou
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Mantou

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations. 

Mantou is slightly sweet, steamed Chinese bread that has a lot versatility in Asian cuisine. Learn a beloved family recipe and fill your own buns with your choice of fillings-- such as Char Siu (Chinese roast pork) from a local barbecue spot, cool cucumbers, scallions, and 5 Spice Tofu.

Other In the Kitchen Classes:

October 20: Art of Spices

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Register by October 27.

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About the Artist: Vania Chan completed the Professional Preparatory Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In addition to circus, she has worked in sustainability and continues to work with immigrant communities. Her early roots as an Asian American who grew up in Massachusetts make her passionate about equity. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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In the Kitchen: The Art of Spices
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: The Art of Spices

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations.

Love the flavors of South Asian food and want to know how the right combinations and ratios so you can make delicious dishes at home? Come to this workshop to learn about 5 spices that are commonly used in South Asian kitchens.

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Other event in this series: November 3: Mantou

Register by October 13.

About the Artist: Diya Reshamwala, MA is an artist and art therapist living in the Boston area. Painting has been her companion from her early years of covering every wall with crayons, to her graduate degree, most recently taking on a new life. Beginning in life, her paintings transform to hold the stories that were conjured by the act of making the mark. In the moment when a painting is complete, she revels in how close the world is to her. Her primary focus is on her canvas and oil paints. As an art therapist, she explores various materials with the primary intent of discovering the connection between the act of creating and the physical self. Diya has spent the past 8 years honing her skills to understand the needs of a group and offers solutions in art making to move forward toward achieving future goals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Chrysanthemums
Oct
13
to Nov 3

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum is a food and herb in Chinese culture. Learn to paint the radial disk like blooms of the chrysanthemum flower along with insects, goldfish, and sparrows this fall before the chills of winter hit New England. 

Class will be held on Saturday, October 13, 20, 27, and November 3. 

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Register for the series by October 6.

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Comic Book Workshop for Adults
Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Comic Book Workshop for Adults

 Artwork by Shaina Lu

Artwork by Shaina Lu

Comics aren’t just for kids! Learn to capture the characters, concepts, and stories you’ve been imagining in panels with this introductory comics workshop.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073
 

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Storybook Workshop for Kids (ages 5-7)
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Storybook Workshop for Kids (ages 5-7)

 Artwork by Shaina Lu

Artwork by Shaina Lu

When literacy and illustration meet right before the kids swing back into the school year. Let your kids' imaginations run wild as they participate in this free workshop where they will learn to craft their own storybooks. Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows
Aug
4
to Aug 25

Chinese Brush Painting: Sparrows

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and learn to paint cute, little sparrows in August with Liu Xiaoyong. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Sparrows: SaturdaysAugust 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Drama & Movement Workshop (ages 6-16)
Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon: Drama & Movement Workshop (ages 6-16)

 Photo credit: Kippy Goldfarb

Photo credit: Kippy Goldfarb

Enthralled by Grace Lin's story Where the Mountain Meets the Moon? Come bring the tale to life through a guided workshop in drama and movement with Broadway & Boston actor Caroline Chin Workman and friends* Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre.

About the Artist: Caroline Workman was recently seen in Cabaret (Boston Center for the Arts)and In the Heights, Billy Elliot, and Mary Poppins (Wheelock Family Theatre). She played the lead role of Minli in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon in both its New England premiere at WFT and Cape Cod Theatre Company. She has taught youth in Reagle’s education program, WFT’s Storytroupers, and Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center and was dance captain for local musical theater productions. Caroline has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2011, when she made her Broadway debut as a ballet girl swing in Billy Elliot the Musical. She will begin a double degree program (BFA/BA) at Boston University this fall. 

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Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Kids & Family Workshop: Mantou
Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Kids & Family Workshop: Mantou

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Bring your kids in to make slightly sweet, steamed Chinese bread. Families are welcome to stay and participate as we make the dough together, create fun shapes, steam our edible creations, and most excitingly-- share some bites together! Programming in conjunction with Pao Arts Center exhibition, From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin. 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

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About the Artist: Vania Chan completed the Professional Preparatory Program at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In addition to circus, she has worked in sustainability and continues to work with immigrant communities. Her early roots as an Asian American who grew up in Massachusetts make her passionate about equity. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Kids & Family Workshop: Tracing Stories (ages 10-15)
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Kids & Family Workshop: Tracing Stories (ages 10-15)

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Bedtime routines include books and stories of courage, valor, creativity and hope. It’s a time to bond with loved ones, reflect on our day and our lives. It’s when there’s a moment of quiet to decide what to do and how to feel about possible challenges and seek counsel from the reader of the book, as well as the book itself. 

What children’s stories are you influenced by?  Wouldn’t you like to take comfort in hope and inspiration as you go to bed and start your day? Be reminded of who you are with this story time night light! 

The workshop is open to all. If you’re younger than 10 years old, please invite an older loved one to join you. 
 

Materials will be provided. Donations accepted to support Pao Arts Center programming.

About the Artist: Diya Reshamwala is an artist and art therapist living in the Boston area. Painting has been her companion from her early years of covering every wall with crayons, to her graduate degree, most recently taking on a new life. Beginning in life, her paintings transform to hold the stories that were conjured by the act of making the mark. In the moment when a painting is complete, she revels in how close the world is to her. Her primary focus is on her canvas and oil paints. In her most recent years, she has returned to the relics of her internationally nomadic childhood to learn to live from the people, places and artists she visits.

As an art therapist, she explores various materials with the primary intent of discovering the connection between the act of creating and the physical self. Diya has spent the past 8 years honing her skills to understand the needs of a group and offers solutions in art making to move forward toward achieving future goals. She’s worked in clinical settings, community based programs and most recently has focused on broadening the therapeutic landscape by conducting short workshops for adults and children. Trained in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy, she has served in critical populations, like children and adults with severe, chronic mental illness, adults with mild traumatic brain injury and the elderly with Dementia. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Goldfish
Jul
7
to Jul 28

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Goldfish

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and the beautiful forms of goldfish and capture its movement through water in the stillness of a painting with Liu Xiaoyong this July. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Goldfish: Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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In the Kitchen: Cold Noodles and Cucumber & Garlic Salad
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Cold Noodles and Cucumber & Garlic Salad

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Come and learn how to make refreshing and delicious cold noodles and a cucumber & garlic salad. Artist Chris Chou will present a creative and colorful twist on these popular and much-loved dishes.

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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About the Artist: Chris Chou is a painter with roots from Taiwan who has found a home in Boston. Chris completed her B.A. at the National Taiwan Academy of Art and her M.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her educational background has also been enriched by having completed programs at Kapiolani College, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Chris's teaching experience includes Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, National Dong Hwa University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Chris has won numerous awards and recognitions for her work-- including the Guggenheim's Fellow Award in 2007. The Mayor's Gallery Boston City Hall is among one of the places she has had the honor of hosting solo exhibitions. The color red--in particular-- is a trademark to the vitality that painting has marked her life.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Bamboo
Jun
9
to Jun 30

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Bamboo

 By Xiaoyong Liu

By Xiaoyong Liu

Summer is bursting with the vibrancy of life. Come into the Pao Arts Center (cool off from the humid New England summer in the A.C.) and learn to paint lush bamboo in June with Liu Xiaoyong. *The instructor teaches in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

Bamboo: Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 2:00-3:30pm

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liuemigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

ContactVania Chan | 617-863-9073

 

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Dancing with Color
Jun
4
to Jun 25

Dancing with Color

 Artwork by Chris Chou

Artwork by Chris Chou

Spend your Monday afternoons dabbling in creativity with a refreshing course that introduces contemporary use and techniques of Chinese Ink and Watercolor.

The four-class series meets on Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 from 2:00-3:30pm. 

Materials will be provided.

This series is partially funded to provide affordable arts classes to the community. These are pay what you can classes. The suggested contribution for each class is $50 to cover the expenses, however participants are invited to pay what you can. Contributions will support arts programming and Asian and Pacific Islander American artists.

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About the Artist: Chris Chou is a painter with roots from Taiwan who has found a home in Boston. Chris completed her B.A. at the National Taiwan Academy of Art and her M.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her educational background has also been enriched by having completed programs at Kapiolani College, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Chris's teaching experience includes Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, National Dong Hwa University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Chris has won numerous awards and recognitions for her work-- including the Guggenheim's Fellow Award in 2007. The Mayor's Gallery Boston City Hall is among one of the places she has had the honor of hosting solo exhibitions. The color red--in particular-- is a trademark to the vitality that painting has marked her life.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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In the Kitchen: Chinese-Style Mochi
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Chinese-Style Mochi

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations. 

Materials will be provided. Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

May 5: Chinese-Style Mochi

BCNC parent Yu Yan Su returns to the pop-up kitchen at the Pao Arts Center to teach people how to make Chinese-style mochi - a dessert that features soft rice dough skin surrounding a center made of different fillings made of seeds (such as peanuts, adzuki red beans, coconut, or black sesame) and is often dusted with coconut flakes.

About the Artist: YuYan Su came to the United States with her parents in 2001. She worked in the Boston Market for nine years. During her time of work there, whenever she saw customers enjoy the food, she was filled with a kind of fulfillment and happiness. That was the beginning of when her interest in cooking blossomed. Once during a BCNC Cooking Matters class, the teacher gave her a chance to lead and instruct. This opportunity was the moment that made her fall in love with the atmosphere of learning to cook with everyone.

March 17: Tortang Talong

April 7: Indian Daal and Spices

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Rescheduled! Intro. to Anime Workshop for Youth 13-18
Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

Rescheduled! Intro. to Anime Workshop for Youth 13-18

 By Shaina Lu

By Shaina Lu

Learn the fundamentals of illustrating Japanese style anime characters with artist Shaina Lu.

Ages 13-18Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Dancing With Ink
Apr
9
to Apr 30

Dancing With Ink

 Works by Chris Chou

Works by Chris Chou

Spend your Monday afternoons dabbling in creativity with a refreshing course that introduces contemporary use and techniques of Chinese Ink and Watercolor. The four-class session meets on Mondays in April from 2:00-2:30pm. *One of the classes has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 17th because of the Monday holiday.

  • April 9 | The Line is Talking
  • *Tuesday, April 17 | Dots are Moving
  • April 23 | Collage
  • April 30 | About Brush Strokes

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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Artist Bio: Chris Chou is a painter with roots from Taiwan who has found a home in Boston. Chris completed her B.A. at the National Taiwan Academy of Art and her M.F.A. at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. Her educational background has also been enriched by having completed programs at Kapiolani College, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and the Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Chris's teaching experience includes Boston University's College of Fine Arts, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, National Dong Hwa University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Boston. Chris has won numerous awards and recognitions for her work-- including the Guggenheim's Fellow Award in 2007. The Mayor's Gallery Boston City Hall is among one of the places she has had the honor of hosting solo exhibitions. The color red--in particular-- is a trademark to the vitality that painting has marked her life.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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New Date! In the Kitchen: Tortang Talong
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

New Date! In the Kitchen: Tortang Talong

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Food has the unique power to bring together family, neighbors, and strangers. The In the Kitchen series highlights the stories, knowledge, and recipes from residents, artists, and Chinatown community members. Drop in for 1 or all 3 classes that feature the culture-rich foods of the Asian community and connect with other participants and the instructor while enjoying your edible creations. 

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

 By Bren Bataclan

By Bren Bataclan

This is rescheduled from March 3, which was cancelled due to travel impacts from inclement weather.

March 17: Tortang Talong with Bren Bataclan

Enjoying our latest exhibit, Kulap? Get to know the artist behind the exhibit, Bren Bataclan, by learning to cook one of his favorite dishes, Tortang Talong, alongside him. Share a bite with him as he shares his vegetarian version of this Filipino egg and eggplant dish.

Other events in this series:

April 7: Indian Daal and Spices

May 5: Chinese-Style Mochi

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About the Artist: Bren Bataclan is a Cambridge-based artist who was born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco area. In the early 2000s, Bren began giving away paintings in public spaces with a note saying, "This painting is yours if you promise to smile at random people more often." Since then, he has given away 3,000 paintings in 70 different countries and to all 50 U.S. states. Bren studied design at UCLA and computer animation at the Ohio State University.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults
Mar
3
to May 26

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults

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Dip into an immersion of Chinese Brush Painting. This class is suitable whether you are a budding novice or an experienced painter. With careful guidance from the instructor, students will learn to explore the floral beauty of spring with Mr. Xiaoyong Liu. *The instructor leads in Mandarin. Please let us know if you prefer to have English or Cantonese interpretation.

Plum Blossoms | Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 2:00-3:30pm

Magnolias | Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 2:00-3:30pm

Morning Glories | Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 2:00-3:30pm

Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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About the Artist: Xiaoyong Liu emigrated to the United States in 2008. In 2009, he started teaching children and adults Chinese painting of landscapes, flowers, and birds. In recent years, his students have exhibited their art and participated and won awards in the National Teenagers Calligraphy Contests. 


 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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Anime Class for Kids 8-12 (4 class series)
Mar
3
to Mar 24

Anime Class for Kids 8-12 (4 class series)

 Photo credit: William Ge

Photo credit: William Ge

Are your kids fanatics of Japanese anime? Join us Saturday mornings for a creative, mind-stimulating series of learning to illustrate Japanese style anime characters with artist Shaina Lu.

Ages 8-12 | The four-class session is on Saturdays: March 3, 10, 17. 24. Materials will be provided. The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC.

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About the Artist: Shaina Lu is an educator and artist that lives in Boston. She has experience teaching art and English in both China and Boston and holds a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied the intersection of art, education, and activism. Shaina has illustrated and published several picture books and comics, and has created art for projects ranging from computer games to community murals.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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In the Kitchen: Dumplings
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Dumplings

 Photo Credit: Vania Chan

Photo Credit: Vania Chan

Back by popular demand for Lunar New Year, learn how to make fold, shape, and cook dumplings with local BCNC community member, YuYan Su. Dumplings are a popular Chinese dish for new year. YuYan Su will be teaching two recipes: one that appeals to traditional palates as well as her own delicious, unique Chinese American recipe. 

Stay for other family-friendly activities happening on February 25 to celebrate the New Year.

The fee is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by BCNC. Materials will be provided. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vania Chan | 617-863-9073

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