The bold makeup used in Chinese opera productions is one of the distinctive features of this traditional art form.

In this two-hour hands-on workshop, Cantonese opera performer King Fa-lui introduces the face-painting process used for lead female and male roles. With guidance from veteran Cantonese opera performer and makeup artist Leong Yee-lin and her team, participants then learn how to apply a basic Cantonese opera makeup, using a white powder base and adding a gradient of red or black around the eyes to exaggerate facial features.

17 August 2019 (Saturday)

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Studio 5, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

King Fa-lui (Cantonese opera performer)
Leong Yee-lin (Veteran cantonese opera performer and makeup artist)



HK$250 per participant (includes cosmetics, participants may bring their own makeup remover if they wish)

Registered participants aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This face-painting workshop does not include costumes, headdresses or hairstyling. Participants are advised to wear comfortable closings. Participants who wear prescription glasses may wish to wear contact lenses during the workshop. Please register online in advance.


Please contact Ms Chan at (852) 2200 0812 or during office hours.

Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The workshop will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 11:30am on the day of the event.

Important Note:
A range of cosmetics will be used during the workshop. If the participants are allergic to any substances, the participants are responsible to bring with them proper medication, carry out necessary protective measures against any allergic reactions and consult their doctors or stop the process anytime as they wish. West Kowloon Cultural District Authority shall not be liable for any allergy or conditions of the participants arising out of the workshop.

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