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Marin Chinese Cultural Association Educational Programs

Marin Mandarin Summer Camp 2014
July 7 – August 1, 2014
Weekdays 9am – 3pm
COM Indian Valley Campus
Each week $235 (sibling discount 15%)

Enjoy learning Mandarin by acting in skits, making crafts, cooking, playing games, and participating
in Chinese cultural activities. Our program allows students to show off their creativity and shine
while improving their conversational Mandarin. They’ll have so much fun they won’t even know
they’re learning! (For more information, click

Program information:
• Weekly themed sessions
• For kids entering 1st thru entering 6th
• For brand new thru experienced beginners
• Early and extended care also available

Week 1 – July 7- July 11
Week 2 – July 14 – July 18
Week 3 – July 21 – July 25
Week 4 – July 28 – August 1

For more information or to sign up:


Traditional Chinese Brush Painting
Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world! Students will learn how to use a Chinese brush and ink to paint different animals, flowers, leaves, and bamboo. The connection of the brush and ink to the paper is both satisfying and challenging. Students create their own painting after the first class, and improve their painting skills and creativity throughout the session.

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Alan Cheng S-Lun began studying Chinese brush painting over 40 years ago under Master Chow Yat-Fung. Mr. Cheng was named Fellow of the study of Chinese brush painting at the University of Hong Kong, and Commissioner of the Antiquities Advisory Board of Hong Kong. Recently, he has received civic awards in San Francisco for his effort in promoting Asian art and culture.

Spring 2014
7 Mondays, 9:10-10:30am
Mar. 31 - May. 19 (No class Apr. 14)
Kentfield Campus, Fine Arts Center 301
Fee $120 (including $25 materials fee)
CRN # 35109

From Dynasty to Democracy: How Chinatown Changed America and the World
Chinese sojourners were critical to the development of early California, establishing our state as an agricultural powerhouse and paying unfair taxes that funded up to 50% of California’s state budget. Yet, Chinese are the only group to be specifically banned from immigrating to America, and hundreds of Chinese communities across the western U.S. were attacked and burned down in order to drive Chinese out. This eye-opening course details the hidden history of Chinese in California and offers an ultimately inspiring story of how we have progressed from brutally competitive times to an era of increasing human rights.

Darin Ow-Wing is the Director of Education for the Chinese Culture Foundation in San Francisco. He has developed community-based educational programs in San Francisco for over 30 years, and is a recipient of the Daniel E. Koshland Civic Unity award from the San Francisco Foundation and the Enola Maxwell Lifetime Service Award.

Winter 2014
2 Thursdays, May 6 and May 8
Mar. 1, 9am-12noon:
Kentfield Campus Portable Village 5B
May 8, 9:30-11:30am
Tour of Chinatown - Meet at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco
750 Kearny St. 3rd Floor (inside Hilton)
Fee $47
CRN# 35159

To Register
Complete, sign and fax a copy of the Registration Form (PDF) to Community Education Office. Our fax number is 415.456.5065. For more information, please call 415.485.9305.


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Technical Contact: Cheryl Lynn Carlson, Program Specialist, Community Education, Lifelong Learning and International Education.
Content Responsible: Dr. Jason Lau
, Director, Community Education, Lifelong Learning and International Education.