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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Life Stories Painting Workshop


Painting Intercultural Visual arts
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Gordon Neighbourhood House (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations)

Gordon Neighbourhood House

Vancouver, BC



Offered in English and Mandarin.

Has gender-neutral washrooms and wheelchair accessible.


This painting workshop is open to all ages. The artist will share his own life experience as an immigrant and encourage participants to share their own stories, such as travel experiences, life stage transitions, etc. The artist will also show tools and techniques for participants to portray their own experiences.

Everyone is welcome to participate! It is a free event and materials will be provided. However, due to limited space, please register for this event through the Eventbrite link. Workshops will be hosted in English, but artists can communicate in English and Mandarin. This workshop will also be offered at Richmond Cultural Centre on Oct 7th and 8th from 3 to 4 pm.

This event was made possible with local support from the Gordon Neighbourhood House.


Peisen Ding — BC Culture Days Ambassador

Peisen Ding is a visual artist and an art educator living on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Peisen’s art practice often involves the exploration of urban relationships, such as relations with other individuals and built environments, through photography, painting, pottery, installation and/or whatever medium and form arise organically in the process. As a queer Chinese immigrant, it is also important for Peisen to discover what life brings when living with different identities and cultures, and how art can show care, love, and courage to others who have similar backgrounds. Peisen believes that art can not only help us see and empower ourselves but also has the responsibility to unfold what is happening and changing in society. This view has led Peisen to research education, diving deeper into what art can bring to the learning of ourselves and the world around us.

This event is part of a hub:

A/I/R Ambassador Series

BC Culture Days Vancouver, BC

Far and wide across the province, the 2023 BC Culture Days ambassadors are participating in mentorships, developing their artistic practices, and planning public activities for Culture Days with the theme of AIR (access, inclusion, and resi...