School Culture Day Scheme
The purpose of the programme is to encourage schools to arrange students to visit various cultural venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and to participate in various tailor-made cultural activities under a purposed-designed environment. It is hoped that these activities can broaden the exposure of the students and complement their life and learning with culture.
2022/23 Activity – Conservation DIY
Programme 1: You can Fix What is Broken – Restoration and Reconstruction of Ceramics
As time goes on, ceramics are often found with damages and losses due to its fragility. Conservators would carry out restoration on these items if necessary in order to resume their original appearance so that the public will be able to have better understanding on their original appearances and historical values. In the workshop, students will learn about the conservation of ceramics through practicing different processes of the restoration work, such as re-attaching, gap filling and in-painting.
Programme 2: Copy and Paste - The Production of Clay Print Libretti
Before the photocopying technology has been widely adopted, mass production of libretti was almost inhibited. The number of libretti produced always subject to the scale of the troupe and the cast of the play. Libretti in Cantonese Opera used to be printed in 4 different ways, namely hand copying, clay printing, stencil printing and stereotype printing. Among these printing methods, clay printing was the simplest and the most cost-effective method, and hence this printing technique has been prevailed throughout the 1930s and 1970s. Through attending this practical workshop, students will obtain fundamental knowledge about clay printing and learn how to prepare professional mount for keeping paper artefacts.
Target: S.1 - S.6 students
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Capacity per performance: 30 (Minimum 10 participants, the participants have to come from the same school.)