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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Lilies
Jul
13
to Aug 3

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Lilies

Loved by many, lilies are delightfully fragrant flowers that come in different colors. They bloom every summer and are instantly recognizable in their elegant stature and strong stems. Come practice your hand at Chinese watercolor and have something to bring home or share as a gift!

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3.

Register for the series by Saturday, June 29 at the following link:

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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In the Kitchen: Baigan Choka and Oil Roti
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Baigan Choka and Oil Roti

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Experience the flavors of two popular Caribbean foods with East Indian influences: Baigan choka - mashed roasted eggplant - and oil roti - thin, flaky flatbread that melts in your mouth! In this workshop, Dharani will lead us in bringing these recipes to life while connecting these foods to stories of Indo-Guyanese-American identity.

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

This season’s other workshops in the In the Kitchen series are July 13: Fried Tofu & Seafood Tofu and October 12: Pakoras & Chai.

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About the Artist: Dharani Persaud is a queer Indo-Guyanese-American writer, activist, and archival enthusiast from Minnesota. She currently works in Boston at GrubStreet as their Youth & Community Programs Coordinator. She has writing published or forthcoming in Kajal Magazine, 2040 Review, Brown Girl Magazine, and Hobart. In her free time she enjoys experimenting with recipes from her ancestors or lying in the sun.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street, and is wheelchair accessible. 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: Anju Madhok | 617-635-5129 x 2017

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Horses
Aug
10
to Aug 31

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Horses

Humans and horses have had a unique relationship since ancient times. These beautiful and loyal animals have worked with mankind on fields and stood by us as companions in times of adventure or battle. Learn how to paint these elegant and spirited creatures in their element while practicing your hand at Chinese watercolor!

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, August 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Register for the series by Saturday, August 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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Gongshi (Scholar's Rocks)
Oct
5
to Oct 26

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Gongshi (Scholar's Rocks)

Gongshi, known as Scholar's rocks in English, are naturally occurring or shaped rocks that are historically favored by Chinese Literati. These fantastically-shaped stones, often placed in traditional Chinese gardens, can be any color, shape and size, and have inspired poets, painters and writers.

Come and try your hand at painting these erratics in Chinese watercolor as they are accompanied by the Four Gentleman flowers: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo and the chrysanthemum.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Register for the series by Saturday, September 28.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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In the Kitchen: Pakoras and Chai
Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Pakoras and Chai

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Warm pakoras, cool coriander chutney, and hot spiced chai - a perfect complement to a crisp October weekend. Join Chavi in making and tasting these classic Indian treats!

This season’s other workshops for the In the Kitchen series are July 13: Fried Tofu & Seafood Tofu and August 10: Baigan Choka & Oil Roti.

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

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About the Artist: Born and brought up in India, Chavi Bansal is an artist, educator, personal trainer, and yoga teacher. Her passions include: seeing people happy and healthy, building communities, and sharing nutritional information about everyday food. She has conducted many workshops including: Eating healthy under a budget, Nutritional cooking, and Healthy Simple Indian food.

She has been teaching classes at Roxbury tenants of Harvard in Boston and would love to bring some of her successful recipes to BCNC. To know more about Chavi please check out : https://www.chavibansalyoga.com/  and https://www.chavibansal.org/.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street, and is wheelchair accessible. 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: Anju Madhok | 617-635-5129 x 2017

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Squirrels
Nov
2
to Nov 30

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Squirrels

We are no stranger to squirrels, but did you know that there are over 250 species of squirrels in the world?

Easily recognizable in parks and woodlands with their large, bright eyes, slender bodies and bushy tails, tree squirrels - the most commonly recognizable type of squirrels - are often seen darting and leaping across grass and branches, looking for nuts, acorns, and berries.

Capture these cute, animated creatures as they hunt for food in Chinese watercolor.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, and 30.

Register for the series by Saturday, October 26.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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In the Kitchen: Fried Tofu and Seafood Tofu
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Fried Tofu and Seafood Tofu

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It’s a tofu extravaganza! Join Forra in making and learning about fried stuffed tofu and seafood tofu. These are two tasty dishes you won’t want to miss!

This season’s other workshops for the In the Kitchen series are August 10: Baigan Choka & Oil Roti and October 12: Pakoras & Chai.

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

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About the Artist: Forra Yee Ngor Yu is currently employed as a Tax Compliance Officer. She immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong in 1978.

One of her greatest passions is serving her community. She is currently Treasurer of the Malden Lions Club. Also, she served in the Chinatown Lions Club Chapter as President (2013-14). In the past several years, she has volunteered at many events including the Christmas celebration and fundraising events for the YMCA of Greater Boston, New Year’s celebration for Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI) (2008-18), and for Bread of Life in Malden during which she distributes Thanksgiving meals during November. The volunteer work has been very rewarding and for filling at a personal level for her.

Her many interests include: cooking, red envelope art, decorating the office during the holiday seasons with handmade arts and crafts, Zumba, kickboxing, jewelry design, and traveling.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street, and is wheelchair accessible. 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: Anju Madhok | 617-635-5129 x 2017

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Vegetables
Jun
1
to Jun 22

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Vegetables

Vegetables are a key part of our diet and an important source of nutrients. For our June series, we will be painting particular veggie favorites in the Chinese diet: Bok Choy Cabbage, Chinese Broccoli, Carrots, Turnips, Corn, and Eggplants. Take advantage of the opportunity to paint these Chinese Greens using Chinese watercolor techniques.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Register for the series by Saturday, May 25.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Pandas
May
4
to May 25

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Pandas

Pandas have been admired lumbering around and eating bamboo in the mountains of China. Because of how people are changing the way they live, this species’ survival is dependent on conservation efforts. Take advantage of the opportunity to paint these lovable animals using Chinese watercolor techniques in May.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Register for the series by Saturday, April 27.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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In the Kitchen: Vegetarian/ Vegan Beancurd Rolls
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Vegetarian/ Vegan Beancurd Rolls

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Wrap beancurd (also known as tofu skin) around shredded vegetables to create delicious Chinese vegetarian/ vegan rolls to please your palate. Mmm!

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

This season’s other workshops in the In the Kitchen series are: March 2: Wontons & April 6: Chicken Curry.

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About the Artist: Forra Yee Ngor Yu is currently employed as a Tax Compliance Officer. She immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong in 1978.

One of her greatest passions is serving her community. She is currently Treasurer of the Malden Lions Club. Also, she served in the Chinatown Lions Club Chapter as President (2013-14). In the past several years, she has volunteered at many events including the Christmas celebration and fundraising events for the YMCA of Greater Boston, New Year’s celebration for Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI) (2008-18), and for Bread of Life in Malden during which she distributes Thanksgiving meals during November. The volunteer work has been very rewarding and for filling at a personal level for her.

Her many interests include: cooking, red envelope art, decorating the office during the holiday seasons with handmade arts and crafts, Zumba, kickboxing, jewelry design, and traveling.

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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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In the Kitchen: Chicken Curry
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Chicken Curry

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Savor a flavorful batch of chicken curry that is sure to warm your stomachs and learn the labor of love that goes into making and feeding oneself and others. In this workshop, Chavi will be sharing her family recipe of curry chicken using healthy ingredients while about the benefits of ingredients and spices used.

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

This season’s other workshops in the In the Kitchen series are: March 2: Wontons & May: Vegetarian/ Vegan Beancurd Rolls.

About the Artist: Born and brought up in India, Chavi Bansal is an artist, educator, personal trainer, and yoga teacher. Her passions include: seeing people happy and healthy, building communities, and sharing nutritional information about everyday food. She has conducted many workshops including: Eating healthy under a budget, Nutritional cooking, and Healthy Simple Indian food.

She has been teaching classes at Roxbury tenants of Harvard in Boston and would love to bring some of her successful recipes to BCNC. To know more about Chavi please check out : https://www.chavibansalyoga.com/  and https://www.chavibansal.org/.

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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Trumpet Vine
Mar
30
to Apr 20

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Trumpet Vine

Trumpet vine is a wild growth that rambles up structures and trees. The vibrant sunset flowers that bloom each year are unmistakable and truly a sight to behold. Create beautiful paintings to practice your hand at Chinese watercolor and have something to bring home or share as a gift.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, March 30 & April 6, 13, and 20.

Register for the series by Saturday, March 23.

PLEASE NOTE: APRIL 6 SESSION IS FULL. NO WALK INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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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: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080

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RESCHEDULED: In the Kitchen: Wontons
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

RESCHEDULED: In the Kitchen: Wontons

Photos by Forra Yu

Photos by Forra Yu

This workshop has been rescheduled from March 2 to March 16.

Love mouthwatering dumplings? Come try a variety of dumplings filled with pork and shrimp known as wontons! Students will learn to prepare two variations: steamed and deep-fried. Mmm!

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

This season’s other workshops in the In the Kitchen series are: April 6: Chicken Curry & May 4: Vegetarian/ Vegan Beancurd Rolls.

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About the Artist: Forra Yee Ngor Yu is currently employed as a Tax Compliance Officer at Wealth Manager Services. She immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong in 1978.

One of her greatest passions is serving her community. She is currently Treasurer of the Malden Lions Club. Also, she served in the Chinatown Lions Club Chapter as President (2013-14). In the past several years, she has volunteered at many events including the Christmas celebration and fundraising events for the YMCA of Greater Boston, New Year’s celebration for Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI) (2008-18), and for Bread of Life in Malden during which she distributes Thanksgiving meals during November. The volunteer work has been very rewarding and for filling at a personal level for her.

Her many interests include: cooking, red envelope art, decorating the office during the holiday seasons with handmade arts and crafts, Zumba, kickboxing, jewelry design, and traveling.

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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Calligraphy Across Cultures
Mar
7
to Mar 21

Calligraphy Across Cultures

Chinese & Farsi calligraphy by Rayna Lo (left); Arabic calligraphy by Hajj Wafaa (middle); English calligraphy (right)

Chinese & Farsi calligraphy by Rayna Lo (left); Arabic calligraphy by Hajj Wafaa (middle); English calligraphy (right)

Shape words, language, and culture in this three part series with Arabic, Chinese, and English language calligraphers.

Materials will be provided. 

This series is Pay What You Can. We at the Pao Arts Center hope to support the arts and enrich the community. Any contributions you make go to support a fair wage for the teaching artists, materials, facility costs, as well as other students. We believe that arts and culture should be for anyone who experiences a budding or blazing interest.

About the Artists: 

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Rayna Lo was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Fueled by her passion to connect more to her Taiwanese heritage, she began learning traditional Chinese calligraphy to help bridge the gap. The memory of taking a Chinese paint brush class during her childhood Chinese school studies had prompted her to investigate the tools. She was also looking for a way for her to connect to her childhood; nurturing this blurry memory was a way for her to hold on to any culture that had been passed down to her. The study of the craft has led her to explore other art forms such as western calligraphy, painting, and illustration. She now resides in Boston, MA.

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Hajj Wafaa born and raised in the old town of the city of Kufa in Iraq. He learned calligraphy from his uncle who was writing on fabric for businesses. In 1986, he started scripting ”thuluth”— the hardest style in Arabic calligraphy. Since then, he didn't stop learning and has mastered the most common styles of Arabic calligraphy. He graduated from Gibbs Boston in 2008 and holds a degree in Visual Communication-Graphic and Web Design. He teaches calligraphy in the greater Boston area. The year 2009 marks the first class he taught at ISBCC in the city of Boston. Now, he is teaching calligraphy for middle-high school at Al-Noor Academy. This fall, he will teaching at Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA. He has additionally hosted many workshops in and around Boston, MA— like at MFA, Harvard, Boston College, and more.

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: Butterflies
Mar
2
to Mar 23

Chinese Brush Painting for Adults: Butterflies

Butterflies have long captured the imaginations of people across the world in stories and as symbols. They play an important role in ecosystems regenerating every spring. Awaken your appreciation for nature and culture with Xiaoyong Liu as you paint these colorful insects using Chinese watercolor materials and techniques.

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

Class will be held on Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23.

Register for the series by Saturday, February 23.

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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: My Love Tea 101: Tea & Love
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

In the Kitchen: My Love Tea 101: Tea & Love

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Tea is a staple in Chinese kitchens and tables. Come take this workshop to taste and learn about the ceremonial role of tea in Chinese culture.

Stay for other family-friendly activities happening on February 17 to celebrate the New Year.

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

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About the Artist: Dr. Xingcai Zhang is a research fellow at Harvard/MIT. He was the President of the World Tea Organization, North American Chinese Tea Association, and mylovetea.com. He was invited by Chinese Consul Generals to lead the national-level tea fest and talk about the science and health benefits of tea for the United States President George H. W. Bush`s family. He introduced the World Tea Day to United Nation Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He is invited to work on the Nature Tea Outlook for Nature journal. He is a Springer Nature Editor and a Nature Nano Ambassador. Dr. Zhang also serves as a science writer for Elsevier Materials Today and Royal Society of Chemistry, and as an advisory board member for Wiley, an editorial board member or guest editor for high-impact scientific journals. Dr. Zhang finished his Ph.D. in natural products based nanomedicine and published around 40 high-impact international journal papers. Dr. Zhang is known as Dr. Tea and had been invited to give lectures/tea ceremonies at Harvard, MIT, BU, Tufts etc multiple times and had been reported by Harvard Political Review, China Daily USA, Fox News Radio, Boston.com, Boston Globe, Bostonese, China Radio International etc. hundreds of times. Dr. Zhang had also organized world tea summit and played a major role in a famous tea documentary. Dr. Zhang has composed more than 1000 Chinese Tang Dynasty-style poems including tea poems and some of them have been translated into English. Dr. Zhang can be reached at 2253041387(phone), mylovetea@outlook.com.

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
17
11:00 AM11:00

In the Kitchen: Dumplings

Photo Credit: Vania Chan

Photo Credit: Vania Chan

Learn how to make, fold, shape, and cook dumplings with local BCNC community member YuYan Su. Dumplings are a popular Chinese dish for the 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 17 to celebrate the New Year.

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

NOTE: Registration for this event has reached its capacity. Please contact Vania Chan for more information.

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.

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: 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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