Date: Sunday, September 10th
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Cost: 200 RMB; 180 RMB for members
There’s nothing quite like experiencing a city by bike, especially one as historic and rich in culture as Beijing and her hutongs. There’s no need to be an experienced sketcher! If you already sketch, come and enjoy this opportunity to go out and sketch with others and to pick up some new skills. If you’re inexperienced, we’ll get you jump-started with some fun sketching exercises to help you unlock your creative side.
We’ll start at The Hutong for quick introductions and a fun sketching exercise. From there, we’ll hop on our bikes and ride through the hutongs, stopping occasionally to sketch and to eat delicious locally made Beijing snacks. Our last sketching stop will be at the iconic Drum and Bell Towers, and we’ll return back to The Hutong for refreshments and sharing.
Our facilitator for this event is Greg Kaeuper. Greg works as a landscape architect in Beijing, where he uses hand drawing to design parks, riverfronts, and residential complexes all across China. Greg has a passion for travel and finds that sketching allows him to really observe a new place and take in all the details. He has been spending more and more time finding ways to share his passion for creativity and sketching with others.
Come enjoy an afternoon with us as we bike the hutongs and sketch their unmistakable charm!
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Paper and pencils (feel free to bring your own colour pencils)
- Bike and Helmet (if you don’t have your own bike, let us know in your reservation). Any bike sharing (MoBike, Ofo etc) options are also available in area.
Points of Interest:
- The Hutong and the surrounding hutong areas (Starting of tour)
- Guozijian Hutong
- Drum and Bell Tower (Optional end point)
Celebrating a Decade of Exceptional Cultural Experiences
We opened our Hutong courtyard doors ten years back with a simple wish: to create a special place where people could come together, learn from one another, and have a great time. We never imagined we would be where we are today: running programs across China, with an incredible team from across the globe.
十年前我们打开了在北新桥九道湾1号的四合院大门，只为了一个愿望：为大家提供一个可以相聚，学习与共享美好时光的平台。就这样，胡同可以从那个时候一直走到了今天。现在，我们拥有这来自世界各地的团队，并在全中国各个地方都有不同的活动， For our ten-year anniversary, we’ll be celebrating each month of 2017. 一眨眼，十年过去了，在迎接2017年的到来的同时，我们想要和大家一起庆祝这个难得的庆典。
The Hutong’s Tenniversary: http://thehutong.com/tenniversary/