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Chinese Calligraphy October 3, 2011

Filed under: Elementary,Student Work — gmgart @ 2:31 pm
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2nd grade artists are learning all about art from China!

We watched an interesting video about art and culture from China including calligraphy with ink and a bamboo brush. The artists who study Chinese Calligraphy have to spend years mastering their craft. 2nd grade students were able to write their names in Chinese characters. They found that it is hard to learn a new language and the letters are A LOT different than English. The outcome is lovely.

Everyone practiced on regular white paper first, then they wrote their name on a scroll they can roll up like in ancient times!

Next we will be moving on to a Clay Dragon. In China, dragons are thought of as good luck.

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