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

Life Stories Painting Workshop


Intercultural Painting Visual arts
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Richmond Cultural Centre, Atrium

7700 Minoru Gate

Richmond, BC



Offered in English and Mandarin.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


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. Registration is required. Free Entrance. Materials will be provided as well. Workshops will be hosted in English, but the artist can communicate in English and Mandarin. Returning to Vancouver, a final, free workshop will be hosted at Gordon Neighbourhood House on October 13th from 5 to 6 pm.

This event was made possible with local support from Richmond Cultural Centre.



Peisen Ding

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:

Richmond Cultural Centre & Public Library

City of Richmond Richmond, BC

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