Ink rubbing on a branch
Photo: Cui Fei
Free, Workshop, Community Day

Ink Rubbing Workshop with Cui Fei

Saturday, May 6, 2023
1:30 pm–4 pm
Free, advance registration required

Learn traditional techniques of Chinese ink rubbings with multimedia artist Cui Fei. Participants will use ink and rice paper to create detailed copies of found materials in our surroundings. For visitors ages 16 and up; teens under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Free as part of Community Day; advance registration is required. Workshop registration includes admission to the Museum. 

Previous experience with ink rubbing is not necessary; however, this workshop requires fine motor skills and patience for detail work. Please contact with questions.

Cui Fei, Tracing the Origin

Cui Fei, Tracing the Origin

Cui Fei’s banner design Tracing the Origin utilizes grape tendrils, organized into symbolic manuscripts in the Chinese calligraphic format. The designs make reference to the ancient Chinese concept of nature, which emphasizes the interconnectedness of all beings.  

Learn more about the Artist Banners project

Cui Fei was born in Jinan, China. She received a BFA in painting from China Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA in painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; Queens Museum, New York; Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea; Rietberg Museum, Zurich; and Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne; among others. | @cuifei77