This Easter, try out a new kind of egg painting, and learn about Cantonese opera face-painting techniques at the same time.

The striking makeup used in Cantonese opera is one of the most distinctive features of the art form. Using just three basic colours – red, black and white – actors create bold patterns to indicate the nature of their roles, or highlight the contours of their faces to exaggerate facial expressions and make them clear for everyone in the audience, even those sitting far from the stage.

Join us at the Xiqu Centre Atrium for a fun, free egg-painting workshop and learn about the face-painting process used for female Cantonese opera roles.

21 April 2019 (Sunday)

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Atrium, Xiqu Centre

Marka Mak

Free admission. Tickets and registration not required. Suitable for participants aged 6 and above.


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 11am on the day of the event.

Ms Wong (852) 2200 0807,

About Tutor:

Marka Mak

Marka Mak is a Hong Kong-based scenic artist with many years’ experience providing scenic art design and painting for local organisations, including The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, City Contemporary Dance Company and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She has also played an active role in community arts projects promoting local arts and culture. Recent collaborations include “HK Urban Canvas” with Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and “Experience Wan Chai @ West Kowloon” with Wan Chai District Council, Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and West Kowloon.

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