Skip to content
art class

Calligraphy & tea with an artist

art class

Calligraphy & tea with an artist

36 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Calligraphy & tea with an artist

art class

Calligraphy & tea with an artist

36 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our workshops are designed for anyone who would like to explore Chinese art and culture. Workshops are taught in English, and no previous background is necessary. In the first 1.5 hours, you will get a brief overview of the history of Chinese calligraphy, hear interesting stories behind great works of art, explore writing tools which have been used for a thousand years, and inscribe your own fan in the same way as the ancients. In the last half an hour, you will experience a tea ceremony and learn how to taste and pour your own tea like the Chinese! You will learn in a small group setting. All materials and tea are included, and you can take your own artwork home. You will discover a new world that is more than just art—it is the very spirit of life that Chinese people have lived by for thousands of years.

Your host

Learn more about Lucy

Lucy

Born and raised in Shanghai, I grew up immersed in traditional culture through years of training in Chinese calligraphy and painting. I lived and worked in NYC for several years, studying with Mr. Yu Wenhui, the President of the Association of Chinese Calligraphy in America. In the U.S., I also gained a better understanding of how East meets West. In 2016, I returned to Shanghai and founded InkMoon Workshop in order to share Chinese culture with anyone, regardless of background or experience.

What's included

Drinks
Tea and water
Equipment
Tools and materials

Guest photos

Guest reviews

Navigation section for review pages

Where you'll be

We are located in a beautiful Chinese tea house located on one of the leafy tree-lined boulevards of the former French Concession. We have a delicate walled garden and you will feel at peace the moment you arrive.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

It is unlikely that you will get ink stains on your clothes. However, we recommend wearing something not too delicate just in case. Price includes all materials, tea and one final artwork.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Lucy
Calligraphy & tea with an artist
36 reviews
$42/person
36 reviews
$42/person