Sponsored by the Bei Shan Tang Foundation and the K.S. Lo Foundation, the Art Museum organised a variety of activities from July to August to complement the exhibition "The art and culture of Yixing Zisha stoneware".
■ Zisha Pottery workshop
A 3-day workshop was held on 13 June, 27 June and 4 July 2015. Under the guidance of local artists Aiden Wong and Fiona Wong, 12 participants learned how to make teapots by using red clay. Owing to the overwhelming response, the Art Museum re-ran the workshop in August 2015.
■ Lunchtime tea appreciation with live music
From June to September, the Art Museum organised a "Lunchtime tea appreciation with live music" on Wednesdays and Fridays. Participants enjoyed the melodic guqin performance and tasted different kinds of Chinese tea. The event attracted numerous staff members to join and relax during their lunch breaks.
■ The little potter: a parent–child pottery workshop
To promote Chinese art, the Art Museum has organised regular parent–child activities during the summer vacation. This year's theme is "Chinese tea and pottery" and the 4-day workshop includes a visit to the Museum, story-telling, games, brewing tea and making pottery. It is a fascinating opportunity for participants to learn about the traditional culture of Chinese tea as well as pottery techniques. When the workshop ends, there will be a parent–child art exhibition featuring the work made by the participants.