Confucius Institute will be
at the Carmel Fine Art & Music Festival in the Theatre Tent
Saturday September 15th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dough Sculpture Dough sculpture is a beautiful Chinese art form dating from the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). The creation of flowers, animals and figures with the special dough can be a good supporting element for the course of Art.
Calligraphy Chinese Calligraphy is an ancient art of writing Chinese characters, widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere. It is appreciated for its aesthetic qualities.
Traditional Chinese Paper Cutting An ancient and beautiful art form in which designs and drawings are converted into paper cuts, through folding and cutting techniques. The art form is closely associated with Chinese legends and history and can add an interesting medium to an art class.

What is CI?

Similar to Britain’s British Council, France’s Alliance Française, Spain’s Instituto Cervantes, Germany’s

Goethe-Institut and other cultural organizations, Confucius Institute is a non-profit educational organization whose aim is to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. It is named after the noted Chinese philosopher and educator Confucius (551–479 BC).
The Confucius Institute program began in 2004 and is overseen by Hanban (officially the Office of Chinese Language Council International). The institutes operate in co-operation with local affiliate colleges and universities around the world. The related Confucius Classroom program partners with local secondary schools or school districts to provide teachers and instructional materials.

Brock CI The Confucius Institute at Brock University was established in May 2010. It is a collaborative endeavor between Brock University in Ontario, Canada and Minjiang University in Fuzhou, Fujian, China, offering a means for increasing understanding and appreciation of Chinese language, art and culture by supporting and servicing the cultural needs of Brock University, local community in Niagara region, Southern

Ontario and beyond, helping fulfil the strategic plan of Brock University, and enriching the multicultural society in Canada.

Programs offered:

Language Courses
Mandarin Chinese (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)
Business Chinese (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)
Mandarin Chinese for Kids (In cooperation with St. Catharines Chinese School)
Cultural Courses/workshops
Tai Chi; Dough sculpture; Paper cutting; Chinese Calligraphy; Chinese painting; Chinese cuisine
Other major programs
Chinese culture Summer Camp
Chinese Bridge Chinese proficiency competition
Chinese cultural performance
Distinguished speakers’ series
Chinese Art Exhibitions
Mandarin Club
Chinese Go Club
HSK (Chinese proficiency test)
Chinese Scholarship