Sugar painting is a traditional Chinese folk art often seen at temple fairs, markets and festive performances of Chinese opera. Using melted sugar, artists create all kinds of fragile, glistening images, including auspicious animals, Chinese zodiac signs and historical and fictional characters from Chinese opera.

In this two-hour workshop, sugar painting artist Ko Hiu-ming introduces the history and basic techniques of sugar painting, and leads participants to create three works.


20 March 2021 (Saturday)


Studio 8, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Ko Hiu-ming

HK$200 per pair (materials and tools included)

Please note: Participants must join in pairs. Suitable for participants aged 7 and above, registered participants aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each pair of participants will receive one set of materials only. Please register online in advance.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Chan at (852) 2200 0812 or during office hours.

For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:

  • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
  • Temperature checks will be carried out before admission. Visitors showing a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be able to participate.
  • If you have travelled outside of Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
  • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

West Kowloon will continue to review the situation and adjust preventive measures as necessary.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

About the Tutor:

Ko Hiu-ming

Ko Hiu-mingTraditional Chinese sugar painting artist Ko Hiu-ming began learning his trade in 2008 from the master Han Pingan in northern China. In 2017, Ko became the last apprentice of sugar painting master Luo Jau-ying, a master of the China Intangible Cultural Heritage Tianmen Sugar Sculpture, whose skills were passed down through his family. Today, Ko works to preserve and share the knowledge of this traditional craft.

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