Chinese Sugar Art Seminar Recap

There were approximately 30 people participated in this culture event.  Instructor Catherine You talked about the history of Chinese sugar art, demonstrated the process, and shared many useful tips. Participants had a fun time making the sugar drawings, and also eating the candies.

CCGKC 2015 Sugar Art Seminar event photos can be viewed on Flickr.

Chinese Sugar Art Seminar

An Introduction to Chinese Sugar Art:
Beginners’ Seminar

Led by Catherine You


Join Catherine You and Chinese Club of Greater Kansas City (CCGKC) for a short, hands on seminar about Traditional Chinese Sugar Art (focusing on the folk art of Sugar Painting ). Learn about the supplies artists use, try your hand at some basic sugar painting, and take home a few Nifty hacks to make this impressive skill easier to master. This 1 hour seminar will be a hands-on experience for all candy lovers. Recommended for Adults or Families with older children – We will be working with hotplates and VERY hot liquids (in small intervals).

Location: Sun Marble (9600 Dice Lane, Lenexa, Kansas 66215)

Date: Saturday 11/21/2015

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
(4-5pm: optional independent study)

RSVP: Please register via

Registration fee: $5 per person (Includes all class materials and a take home starter kit)
Recommended for adults or Families with Adult Participation. **Working with Hot Liquids**

Supplied materials: Sugar, heating vessels, heating unit, ladle, spatula, wax paper, working surface.

Optional items to bring: Apron, heat resistant, gloves, safety glasses, Portable Hot Plate

What is “sugar painting”?

Sugar painting (糖画 – TangHua) is a traditional Chinese form of folk art using hot, liquid sugar to create two dimensional figures. This snack is popular among children. Selecting a figure is normally determined by spinning the arrow on a wheel – Wikipedia (

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