Fan Painting Workshop (For all ages)

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Class Description: Finding your way - the Tao of creativity through fan 

The founder of this program, Jing Shuai*, will give a brief introduction regarding the ancient way (Tao) to help participants express their thoughts or art style on the fans.

The most important aspects of the program are to keep it simple, and relax, in order to reveal the creative process.  Most people will paint an object that immediately comes to mind.

Except bringing a painted fan home after a Fan painting workshop, participants will have the opportunity to either showcase their fans in a project exhibition for free, or demonstrate their talents in an improvisational performance in a Fan Fair, which will include  storytelling, poetry reading, dance, and any other forms. The Fan Fair will be open to our small group of participants only, which always helps us feel more free to express ourselves.

Days: The first Wednesday of each month. (12/02/2019, 01/01/2020, 02/05/2020)

Times: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Rates: $25/per adults, $15/per child less than 15 years old. Brushes, paints are free to use in the workshop, and a free painting fan is included.

Registration: It is necessary to register prior to the day of the class.   Pre-registration is required for all participants ( Limited Class Size)  

Please feel free to choose one of these methods below

to register for Fan Painting Workshop!

1. Text information to: 845-214-8579 and include Name and number of attendees.

2. Email information to and include Name and number of attendees.

3. If you have a google account, please click on the registeration Form below to register!   

Sign up online is simple and qick!   >>Registration Form

Family or Friend Group Discount >>Click here

Address:  Roost Studios & Gallery,  2nd floor, 69 Main Street, New Platz (>>Site)

Fan Painting Workshops slideshow

In 2017, six  fan painting workshops have been held,and around 80 individuals attended.

o June 21st Roost Studio

o June 24th & Jan 06 Elting Memorial Library
o June 17th Twin Star Farm

o July 19th Roost Studio

0 August 26th Twin Star Farm

 Outdoor Performance

The Fan Your Talents Outdoor Performance will be held yearly at the beautiful Twin Star Farm for people who have attended the Fan Fairand also have a wish to make a connection with nature either as a audience, performer.

The theme of this project is to illustrate that a fan is not just a prop.  Jing is providing a medium for the participants to discover and develop their individual artistic talents.

 2017 Outdoor Performance

On Saturday, 26th, 11 people participated in the Fan Your Talents performance at Twin Star Farm. Both performers and bystanders had a lot of fun. More informations at our Facebook Page:Fan Your Talents

Free Community Events Timelines

2019 Project Exhibition

October 1-27

Address: Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street,New Paltz, NY

Open House

October 8th, 6-8pm

Address: Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street,New Paltz, NY

Fan Painting & Fan Fair

Sunday, October 6th, 4-6pm

Address: Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street,New Paltz, NY Fan Painting & Fan Fair Sunday 6th REGISTRATION FORM 

Saturday, May 25th, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Address: Roost Studio, 69 Main Street, New Paltz, NY

Fan Painting & Fan Fair Saturday, May 25th REGISTRATION FORM

Thursday, May 30th, 6:00-8:30pm

Address: Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street,New Paltz, NY

Fan Painting & Fan Fair Thursday, May 30th REGISTRATION FORM

Meet and Greet:

Are you interested in learning how to use a traditional Chinese silk fan as a performance prop? Bring your family or friends to learn about “Fan Your Talents” workshops. 
Attend a free “Introduction to Fan Your Talents” event on April 27th or May 2nd.
The first 10 participants to attend these events will receive  a complimentary fan.  The actual free workshop will be on May 25th and 30th.

Introduction to Fan Your Talents

with Jing Shuai & Volunteers

Saturday, April 27th, 4-5pm at Roost Studio, 69 Main Street, New Paltz, NY

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:00-7:30pm at Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz, NY