The Jinshan Peasant Painting Village is an artist’s hub that developed in the 1970s as a result of the government’s Up to the Mountains, Down to the Villages movement. Shanghai and Beyond will provide our group with insight about this movement, and how it evolved into folk art. We will meet local artist Yao Xi Ping and his wife, who developed their own artistic style, and will host us in a private class to create our own paintings. Participants are encouraged to bring a family photo, as there will be an opportunity to commission an original artwork with your family painted into the scene of your choice. For lunch, we’ll dine at the locally renowned He Feng Xi Yu boutique restaurant, situated pleasantly among many lotus and fish ponds, and then explore Fengjing, a charming water town with unexpected venues. After a short primer on the town’s development, we’ll take a scenic boat ride and browse some unusual exhibits, to include exploring a People’s commune built during the Cultural Revolution, and enjoying the universal humor of political cartoonist Ding Cong, who was sent away for re-education during the Mao years. Shopping time for the local handicrafts is included.
Thursday, September 7
8:15 AM Registration, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
HongQiao Marriott (near the Shanghai Zoo)
2270 HongQiao Road, Changning District
Five minute walk from Metro Line 10 LongXi Lu station
RMB 520 (includes bus, lunch, tickets, boat ride, painting class)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 2, under subject type “Jinshan Peasant Painting Village” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after September 3.
SEA coordinators are Anna D’Ettorre , mobile: 185-2179-3118 and Felice Kuta mobile :185-0171-8367.