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[ITAEWON GVC] National Folk Museum of Korea Tour (Start Date:
2020-01-15 ~ 2020-01-15)
Place: National Folk Museum of Korea
On Wednesday, January 15th (from 10:00am to 11:00am), Itaewon Global Village Center will host a “Tour of National Folk Museum of Korea”.
The National Folk Museum of Korea is a museum that represents daily life and culture of Korea and is visited by more than two million people every year. Since its establishment in 1946, the National Museum of Anthropology has primarily investigated and researched Korean folk culture, while having has acquired, preserved, and exhibited Korean folk cultural artifacts. Over the years, the museum has held permanent and special exhibitions, published reports, while also having conducted lectures and other public education programs.
This will be a great opportunity to get to know Korean folk cultures by exploring the museum with a docent.
This tour is free of charge. All details will be emailed to you after registration. To register, please email us your name, nationality, phone number and email address. *Pre-registration is required for this class and only foreigners join this program* (email: email@example.com)
[ITAEWON GVC] Pottery Class for Beginners (Start Date:
2020-01-16 ~ 2020-01-16)
Place: National Museum of Korea
On Thursday, January 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm, Itaewon Global Village Center, together with National Museum of Korea, will hold a “Buncheong Sagi: Pottery Making Class for Beginners.” Participants will make this pottery from building a clay body to engraving pattern designs on the pottery.
One of the well-known traditional pottery from Korea is the "Buncheong Sagi," or Buncheong Celadon. The technique on making this pottery has started from the Joseon Dynasty. It carries a distinctive pottery design which is glazed with a grayish color. Buncheong Celadon can be divided into 7 categories depending on the techniques applied and the patterns used in the design.
Before the actual practice, participants will be watching a short presentation which includes the introduction on Korean pottery. A detailed guideline will be provided. You can make your own design. However, you should come up with your own design depending on your ability. (NOTE: We are not going to use pottery throwing wheel because this is only a beginners class.)
The venue of the class is the National Museum of Korea, and we will meet at the museum on the class day. Participants will get the pottery 3 weeks later from the class day. The participation fee for the class is 8,000 won. You can sign up in person or by email only.
[ITAEWON GVC] Modern Calligraphy Calendar Making Class (Start Date:
2020-01-17 ~ 2020-01-17)
Place: Itaewon Global Village Center
On Friday, January 17th (from 10:00am to 12:00pm), Itaewon Global Village Center will host “a Calligraphy Calendar Making Class”.
Since the new year of 2020 has just started, it will be great time to make your own calendar. And what a great way to design this is by putting your handwriting skills to test by learning how to write using the modern Korean calligraphy (and English alphabet too!). Samples will be provided for you. You can choose famous sayings or quotes to motivate you for the rest of the year. Or you can also prepare what you want to write. Don’t worry if your handwriting isn’t good enough, the instructor will be there to help you out. After that, you’ll get to decorate your calendar with some dried flowers and stamps.
The fee for this class is 18,000won. All details will be emailed to you after registration. To register, please email us your name, nationality, phone number and email address. *Pre-registration & pre-payment are required for this class*
[ITAEWON GVC] Step-by-Step Painting Class: Koi Fish with Gold Leaf (Start Date:
2020-01-20 ~ 2020-01-20)
Place: Itaewon Global Village Center
On Monday, January 20th (10:00am-12:00pm), Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a step-by-step painting class: Koi Fish with Gold leaf paint.
This class will be led by Ms. Tanya Kim. Tanya, an art teacher from Kazakhstan, holds weekly art workshops for adults and kids in her atelier. From January 2020, Tanya will be offering classes at Itaewon GVC once a month: every third Monday of the Month.
She will be teaching the participants different techniques using acrylic paint. This time, we will learn how to incorporate gold leaf into painting. Since this is a step-by-step painting class, all participants will be making one design only: Koi Fish.
If you are a beginner or just want to explore your creativity, this is a good class for you!
The fee for this class is 10,000won (per canvas). Pre-registration & pre-payment are required. To join, email us your name, nationality, phone number and email address. Complete details will be emailed to you after registration.
[ITAEWON GVC] Culture Station Seoul 284 Tour (Start Date:
2020-01-22 ~ 2020-01-22)
Place: Seoul Station
On Wednesday, January 22nd (from 11:00am to 12:00pm), Itaewon Global Village Center will host a Tour of Culture Station Seoul 284.
Culture Station Seoul 284 restored the prototype of old Seoul Station, which was the main stage of Korean modern history in Korea and the gateway of traffic and exchange, and opened in 2011 as a Cultural Complex.
Culture Station Seoul 284 Tour examines the architectural, historical and cultural values of the former Seoul Station through the time flow of the Japanese colonial rule in 1925, the liberation, the Korean War, the Seoul station, and now the Culture Station Seoul 284. Through this tour, we’ll be learning about Korea’s history and architecture.
This tour is free of charge. All details will be emailed to you after registration. To register, please email us your name, nationality, phone number and email address. *Pre-registration is required for this class*
[ITAEWON GVC] Korean Vegan Cooking Class (Start Date:
2020-01-30 ~ 2020-01-30)
Place: near Anguk Station
On Thursday, January 30th (1:00pm-2:30pm), the Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a “Vegan Cooking Class: Tteok Mandu Soup.” Tteok is the Korean word for “rice cake,” and “mandu” is the Korean term for dumplings. It is usually eaten during Seolnal (Korean New Year).
This class will be held at the Korean Temple Food Center, and because of that this is not an ordinary “Vegan Cooking Class” as we will be following the “temple food cooking standard”— to live as one in nature by eating food in its natural state. For this reason, their cooking style is focused on how a dish can showcase the natural taste of each ingredient without using too much seasonings and aromatics. Added to that, most of the ingredients used in the class are harvested in temples. Therefore, most ingredients are organic, fresh, and seasonal. The ingredients that will be used for this class will be announced later (depending on the harvest, ingredients might change on the day of the class).
The instructor for this session is Buddhist nun monk. The participation fee is 10,000 won. You can sign up in person or by email only. To sign up by email, please email us your name, nationality, phone number and email address. (NOTE: Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for this class.)
[ITAEWON GVC] Bath Bomb and Bath Salt Making Class (Start Date:
2020-01-31 ~ 2020-01-31)
Place: Itaewon Global Village Center
On Friday, January 31st, 1:00pm-3:00pm, the Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a “Bath Balm & Bath Salt making class” at Itaewon Global Village Center.
Each participant will make 2 bath balms (250g) and 1 bottle(150g) of bath salt.
Two people will team up as a team for the class. Participants can choose the color for the bath balms and salt on the class date.
The ingredients for the bath balms are baking soda/citric acid/tartaric acid/SLSA/LAPB/base oil (apricot seeds oil)/floral water/essential oil (citrus). The scent of bath salt will be based on mint and lemon for the foot bath.
The fee would be 15,000 won (per person). The payment should be made by the payment due date which will be notified via email when you sign up for the class. You can sign up in person or by email only. (Only Foreigners can join this program.)