ArtLab: Seal CarvingVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series "Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling"
*This workshop is conducted in English and is suitable for participants aged 15 or above.
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About this Workshop
Seal Carving is a traditional form of art that combines calligraphy and engraving. Like the Chinese female artist Fang Zhaoling, unique seals are custom made for many Chinese artists to use to mark their art like a signature.
A collection of seals owned and used by Fang are displayed in the exhibition. They serve not only to indicate its authorship or ownership but also as an artistic expression of Fang towards her works.
In this workshop, Multi-media Artist Miss Elephant will go over the history and aesthetics of Chinese traditional seal engraving, appreciation of selected seals used by Fang, and her unique approach to using seals in her works. A demonstration of seal engraving techniques will be given. Under the guidance of Miss Elephant, participants will get hands-on practice and engrave their very own seal to bring home.
ArtLab is part of the community educational programs under The Hong Kong Jockey Club Presents — Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling. Entitled The Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series, these education programs aim to engage children, students, families, and the general public to highlight achievements of women in various industries while connecting to the lives and careers of the unique female artists presented in the Series.
ArtLab is a series of public workshops where participants can take a closer look at the practical elements behind various artistic and creative fields. Hong Kong female artists, of whom span various disciplines, are invited to conduct the workshops and demonstrating specific techniques of her specialized art form.
Miss Elephant works with natural elements and various media, including Chinese calligraphy and seal engraving in her art projects. She was born to a family of Chinese scholars and was taught Chinese classics, poetry, and arts. She studied Anthropology and Fine Art at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of California in Santa Cruz, International Center of Photography in New York, and RMIT University in Melbourne. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Fine Art (studio practice). Apart from pursuing her own creative work, Miss Elephant founded Artists Co-op, a not-for-profit group, to support other artists and people with a creative passion to make art in Hong Kong.