After the great fun and success of our last origami workshops, POP-UP BEIJING are excited to bring you the next in our origami series, with a special workshop for Kusudama Origami, with origami expert Surzhåna Radnaeva.
Kusudama Origami Workshop (English and Chinese bilingual)
Sunday 24 January, 2-4pm
125 RMB per person, for a two hour workshop. All materials included.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest, or phone us on 6502-5725 during opening hours of 12pm – 10pm. We will require your relevant contact information, and request payment in advance where possible – ask us about payment options, including Alipay and Wechat payment! We’ll do our best to make it as easy as possible for you to book!
ABOUT KUSUDAMA ORIGAMI
Kusudama (sometimes known as ‘Sakuradama’ – or ‘Cherry Blossom Ball’) – literally means ‘medicine ball.’ Kusudama date back to ancient Japanese culture, when they were originally made from herbs or flowers. As with so much of Japanese culture, they eventually evolved into an art-form unto themselves – and are now most commonly made as decorations or gifts.
Apart from nurturing your inner creative spirit – this workshop comes just in time to add some decorative flair and cheer to your home for Chinese New Year!
From her early years Surzhana possessed a deep interest for different cultures of the world: their customs, music, folklore, arts and craft, as well as their costumes and fashion. This interest, along with a diverse childhood experience, have fused into her artistic style and painting.
In 2008 Surzhana earned her Bachelor degree in History of Arts from Moscow State University and in 2015 graduated from Beijing institute of Fashion Technology with a major in Fashion Design. She brings her expertise of Origami from the Japanese Cultural Centre in Moscow to Beijing. A multi-faced artist, she uses the precept of ancestral Japanese origami art to design minimalist folding dresses.