Asia Society Texas Center

Family Craft Day: Winter Wonderland

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 – Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM


Join us at Asia Society Texas Center for a hands-on family workshop to celebrate the arrival of winter! Learn about arts and culture in Japan and China by making crafts together as a family, creating new holiday mementos and memories.

With a few folds, the art of Japanese origami transforms brightly colored squares of paper into animals, flowers, and trees. Learn and practice folding by creating holiday-themed origami such as snowflakes, trees, and gifts.

Woodblock printing has origins in China and a long history in Japan. In partnership with Printmatters Houston, try your hand at creating colorful wintry woodblock prints. Pop into our gallery for a free family tour of our current exhibition, Tsuruya Kōkei: Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited, featuring nearly 100 woodblock prints.

Learn about the famous Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China. Set in Heilongjiang Province in northern China, the festival is the world's biggest snow and ice festival, featuring illuminated ice castles, a snow Buddha statue, more than 2,000 snowmen, and Northern lights-themed ice slides. After you feel inspired (and chilly!), design your own sculpture using foam.

Throughout the workshop, sip on green tea or enjoy hot chocolate. Try Asian sweets, snacks, and cookies; take a Winter Wonderland seflie in our photo booth; and start a family snowball fight.

This event is free for Asia Society members, but all members must pre-register. Tickets for nonmembers are $5, which includes admission for one (1) adult and one (1) child.

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Cancelation Policy

Workshops are subject to cancelation or change due to low enrollment. Asia Society will notify registrants five (5) days in advance if the workshop is canceled. If participants wish to cancel their registration, please contact Guest Services: 713.496.9901.

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.

Program Sponsor


Hamman Foundation

Program Partner


PrintMatters Houston


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free for Members (Must pre-register), $5 Nonmembers (Includes 1 child and 1 adult)

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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