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NSIC | A Rare Chance to learn Chinese Art- Pokerwork - Paint Without Paint

Amazing Art- Explore intangible cultural heritage of China


Can you imagine painting without paint?

On September 21st at NSIC

You are invited to NSIC to learn more about Chinese traditional culture, Pokerwork, which is an old and magical way of painting.

It is also a unique way to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) .

Before signing up, let's see what "Pokerwork" is.


Pokerwork, also known as “Fire Needle Embroidery, Hot-stamping”, is a treasure of traditional Chinese culture and the protection project of intangible cultural heritage of China. It originated in the Western Han Dynasty and flourished in the Eastern Han Dynasty, which has a history of longer 2000 years. Pokerwork uses a special iron pen instead of pigments to paint on wood and paper. It is operated under the principle of carbonization. While controlling the temperature and force, we also need to pay more attention before painting. Pokerwork, a highly collectable art, has a unique artistic charm. It is also praised as "A Unique in Art" and "the Living Fossil of Art".


At the very beginning, pokerworkers took needles as their tools and baked them on oil lamps. Pokerworks were used as decorations on daily necessities like chopsticks, rulers and wooden combs. With the development of craftsmanship and tools, oil lamps were replaced by electricity, and the needles were replaced by electric pens. Furthermore, some advanced electricity pens can change temperature, which make the ancient technique more flexible.


Nowadays, pokerwork is so common and popular that people can see it almost everywhere in their daily lives. These elegant designs can be found on chopsticks, toothpicks, beds and so on.


Next Saturday morning, we will invite the successor of intangible cultural heritage of China to teach you the miraculous pokerwork.


Come and sign up!!



21th Sept. 9:30 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m.


Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Service Center


25 people (both adults and children are welcomed. Children should be over 7 years old.)




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Event Details

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Pricing Info: 
Free entry
Booking Phone Number: 
2683 7234
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Founded in January 2019, Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Service Center is committed to helping expats to integrate in Shenzhen with free authoritative information, consultancy and culture exchange events through online and offline services.

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Address and contact information:
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
1st Floor, Imperial Park I, Wanghai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Place Phone: 
+86 (755) 2161 2083
Place Address (English/Chinese): 
深圳市南山区望海路海上世界双玺花园一期一层 1st Floor, Imperial Park I, Wanghai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
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