Sugar painting demonstration at the Freer|Sackler’s 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration

Watch sugar transform into two-dimensional creatures in this demonstration, part of our 2017 celebration of the Year of the Rooster. Practitioners of this traditional form of Chinese folk art use hot, liquid sugar to create dragons, fish, monkeys, dogs, birds, flower baskets, and other designs.

The celebration was cosponsored by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.