“Hong Kong Westlife – Stamp It!”
Hotel Jen Hong Kong gratefully introduces the “Hong Kong Westlife – Stamp it!” Cultural and Art Walk in collaboration with a local artist, Victor Law, to let guests explore the traditional craftsmanship of stamp making on Man Wa Lane, Sheung Wan.
Man Wa Lane, also commonly known as Chop Alley, is an old street in Sheung Wan. Decades ago, the stall owners produced hand-carved name chops in Chinese characters and printed name cards using hand-operated machines.
Throughout the activity, participants will be able to explore the unique history and native culture of chop making. The experienced chop-makers will demonstrate the steps of Chinese seal production, from choosing a stone, the polishing technique, introducing the common types of Chinese characters and carving skills.
Apart from the stamp-making demonstration, the hotel’s featured artist, Victor, an active member of the Urban Sketchers Hong Kong, will showcase the essential elements of live sketching on Man Wa Lane. Participants may enjoy the interesting live drawing while collecting their favourite stamps dipped in red Chinese ink as a souvenir.
This activity reflects Hotel Jen’s key beliefs, which is to support art and the local culture, and to closely connect with its neighbourhood community. With one of the shared interests with its guests, the hotel supports local emerging talents and traditional crafts through Native Rituals by promoting them to reach a wider, more international audience.
“Hong Kong Westlife – Stamp It!” Cultural and Art Walk
Date: 21 April, 19 May and 9 June 2018
Time: 11 am – 12 noon (1 hour)
Location: Man Wa Lane (Chop Alley) at Sheung Wan
Participation: (maximum of 15 persons per activity, first-reserved-first-served basis)
Registration: Please register here