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Chinese Cloisonné

Chinese Cloisonné

With Michelle Zhao

Next Available: Fri, 12 Jul 10:00AM (NZST)
4 hours 30 minutes


Discover the ancient art of cloisonné in this captivating workshop designed just for kids!

Guided by experienced tutor Michelle Zhao, in this fun hands-on workshop, kids will learn how to create their own one-of-a-kind artworks inspired by Chinese Cloisonné.

Influenced by early enamelling techniques used in jewellery and the decorative arts of the Byzantine Empire, the art of cloisonné developed widely in China during the Ming Dynasty in the early fourteenth century.

Using upcycled objects as the surface for our artwork, we'll learn the simple foundations of cloisonné by carefully placing thin wires onto our emblem designs to create partitions (or 'cloisons') which are then filled with coloured sand and glue. By the end of the workshop, we'll have a unique and beautifully finished art piece to take home and admire!

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What you will learn

  • A new technique and some history of the craft.

What you will get

  • Finished origional artworks and hopefully a greater cultural understanding.

What to bring

  • EVERYTHING is provided : )

What to wear

Comfortable clothes.

Appropriate for

8 - 14yrs

Corban Estate Arts Centre

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The Corban Estate Arts Centre is located in Henderson, West Auckland.

We’re home to artist studios, our very own cafe, art classes for adults, youth and children, and an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events.

Set within park-like grounds amongst historic winery buildings. Open Monday to Saturday, entry is free, everybody’s welcome.

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Your Teacher

Michelle is a seasoned crafter with a primary focus on Macramé, Leather making, Dot art and Cloisonné enamel. Having relocated to Aotearoa in 2023, she brings a rich tapestry of experience in various crafting disciplines.

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Terms & Conditions


  • A deposit is required to secure your place and payment must be made in full to confirm your booking.
  • Cancellation by Corban Estate Arts Centre entitles the participant to a FULL REFUND.
  • Cancellation by participant up until 7 days before the workshop commences results in a transfer where possible OR full credit to be used within 6 months of cancellation date OR a full refund MINUS a 10% admin & booking fee.
  • Cancellation by participant within 7 days of the workshop commencement date results in a transfer where possible OR full credit to be used within 6 months of cancellation date OR a full refund MINUS a 30% admin & booking fee.
  • Cancellation by participant on or after the workshop commencement date results in NO refund given.
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