Image of a painted landscape using Chinese characters as the scenery

Creative Teens Lab (ages 12–17 years)

The Language of Art

The Language of Art

Inspired by one of the greatest contemporary Chinese masters, Xu Bing, this workshop will focus on converting Chinese characters into landscape scenes. We will use modern calligraphy tools and brushes to experiment with this traditional Chinese technique.

Saturday 8 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm (12 – 17 years)

Cancellation Policy:

  • A minimum of seven days’ notice of cancellation is required to allow us to allocate the places to other teens.
  • The Chester Beatty Library reserves the right to cancel any event rendered impossible due to circumstances beyond our control


Open today 11am–5pm

Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

**Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.**

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92