Chinese dough figurine workshop
捏麵人 Niē miàn rén
LANGUAGE English, Chinese
AGE all ages (under 6 need parents supervision)
WHEN 23rd February 2020, 11 am
WHERE Rua Red, Project Space
DURATION 1 h
FREE EVENT, booking required
The folk art Niē miàn rén is the traditional art of creating figurines of human characters. 捏麵 Niē miàn literally means “knead flour” and 人rén is a person. The original Dough Figurine was edible as it was made of flour or glutinous rice flour with colouring. This folk art was believed to have originated from the Three Kingdoms period, Shu Han (approximately 220 to 260 AD).
In ancient times, the wealthy mansion used dough food as sacrificial offerings to their ancestors.
As it will be the year of the rat in 2020. Evan Furlong, the principal of Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese will run a dough figurine workshop to make a mouse keychain for you to bring home.
捏麵人是始創於人物雕像之傳統民間藝術。最初的捏麵人是可食用的，因為它是由有色的麵粉或糯米粉而製成的。 現代版的捏麵人常是用糖泥出現在蛋糕裝飾上，也有用不同類型的粘土製成的小雕像比傳統麵團更受歡迎。 我最喜歡的材料是樹脂粘土，因為可以將揑麵造型小玩意風乾後變成塑膠玩意永久保存。
Evan Furlong moved to the cold emerald isle from exotic Taiwan in the year 2000 and is raising two multilingual children in Ireland since 2005. Evan attended the University College Dublin for her M Ed. and has been the principal of Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese since 2008 where she teaches Mandarin Chinese to both primary and post-primary schools.
Many know that raising multilingual children isn’t smooth sailing and despite much research to show the benefits of giving the gift of languages from an early age, many parents give up. She hopes to promote multilingualism and encourage more families by working with organisations such as Mother Tongues.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Rua Red, the Civic and Tallaght Library are located in Belgard Square, Dublin 24, only seconds from the Tallaght Luas Stop.
BY BUS: 49, 54A, 65, 27, 75, 76, 76A, 77A
BY LUAS: Red Line to Tallaght