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

Chinese Papercutting Class

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Hillsview Active Living Centre, Georgetown Branch, Visual Arts Room

Halton Hills, ON

Directions: Hillsview Active Living Centre is located near the rear of the building. The activity is taking place in the Visual Arts Room.



Offered in English and Mandarin.

Wheelchair accessible.


Chinese Papercutting is a traditional style of papercutting in China and it originated from cutting patterns for rich Chinese embroideries and later developed into a folk art. Jianzhi has been practiced in China since at least the 6th Century AD. Jianzhi has a number of distinct uses in Chinese culture, almost all of which are for health, prosperity or decorative purposes. Red is the most commonly used color. Jianzhi cuttings often have a heavy emphasis on Chinese characters symbolizing the Chinese zodiac animals.

Although papercutting is popular around the globe, only the Chinese paper cut was listed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists, which was in 2009. The Chinese papercutting was recognized and listed because it has a history of more than 1500 years and it represents cultural values of the people throughout China.

Modern papercutting has developed into a commercial industry. Papercutting remains popular in contemporary China, especially during special events like the Chinese New Year or weddings' art of paper designs. The art has evolved uniquely all over the world to adapt to different cultural styles. One traditional distinction most styles share in common is that the designs are cut from a single sheet of paper as opposed to multiple adjoining sheets as in a collage.

Adults of all ages are welcome to attend. To register for this event, please call (905) 877-6444. We will also have a sign up sheet at reception.


Hillsview Active Living Centre

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of adults through a lifestyle that embraces physical activities and social interaction. Your membership entitles you to access both locations of our Centre. Our facilities are run daily by a team of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer we offer a wide range of opportunities.

Hillsview Active Living Centre is proud to be CARF Accredited!


MISSION: To engage adults in outstanding experiences which enhance their quality of life.

VISION: Outstanding Experiences, Every Person, Every Day.

VALUES: Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Centres.


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