Archive for May, 2012

May 26

Is there a Chinese painting titled "A Thousand Faces"?


I think you need a Chinese person to help you find what you need in China, and I know a website can provide the service , the service is called "Person to Person" http://www.knowhowing.com/persontoperson.htm , through the service you just like engage a "agent" in China to help you to find what you need in China.

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May 26

What is a good craft/activity to do with kindergartners?

I teach in a Chinese primary school and in the afternoon I have a 1 1/2 hour block of time which I have to fill with arts and crafts or activities, etc. The headmaster prefers that I do the more crafty things, but I am having a hard time finding something that they can do. They are about 6 years old, but their English skills are pretty much nonexistant. Any ideas would be appreciated!!

-Any kind of painting (finger painting too) or coloring. Can be inside or outside. You can choose and item or let them do it freely.

-Tracings or rubbings. They take paper outside. Place the paper over the item they want to rub. With a crayon on the long side, rub over the item until it is rubbed onto the paper. This works great over cement, coins, leaves…

-Get out their smocks and spray the table with shaving cream. Allow them to play and draw on the table with their fingers. It’s like finger paint and it smells good and cleans up easily.

-Making fruit salad is fun too. Have them bring some fruit. Using plastic knives they can all cut up their fruit and add it to the bowl. (I also have a recipe for making ice cream using ziploc bags if you want to email me for it. You will need access to a refrigerator.)

-Collect things on a walk and glue them to paper. It’s always fun to see what they collect…leaves, small rocks, sticks…

That’s all I can think of now, I’ll add more later. :)

EDIT: Here is a link for tissue paper flowers with good instructions. You can double up the pipe cleaners for sturdier stems too.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/flowers/tissueflower/

Here is another type of flower using coffee filters:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2125262_make-coffee-filter-flowers.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art

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May 26

When practicing Chinese calligraphy, what is the name of the stone or paper where water is used like ink?

And when the water dries no marks are left?

There is a common commercial paper called Buddha Board that is water activated and works quite well, they are also known as Zen Boards. The paper used can be bought for a lower price and is commonly known as some variant of "magic paper" or "magic water (painting) paper".

I hope that helps!

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May 26

Who have watched the newest chinese martial art movie Shaolin?

I’m really interested in the ending theme of it.. Who knows the title and the place where I could listen or download it?

You can watch Any of the new martial arts Chinese on youtube

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May 26

Plum Blossom Chinese Painting Tutorial (3 of 5)

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May 26

ClassPlan – Chinese new year craft project, 春

chinese crafts ClassPlan – Chinese new year craft project

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May 26

Chinese calligraphy 書法

chinese calligraphy Chinese calligraphy ( 書法 ), pronounced as “shu fa”, is a high art practiced and esteemed throughout Chinese history and in many Asian countries.
Chinese calligraphy is the cornerstone of Chinese brush painting. If one has good foundation in Chinese calligraphy, s/he will master Chinese brush painting faster and easier than those who practice Chinese painting without a foundation in Chinese Calligraphy. Many Chinese Painting techniques are derived from Chinese calligraphy strokes.

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May 26

Chinese Contemporary Art – Panel Discussion

chinese art Panel discussion with two world-renowned Chinese Artists, Yue Minjun, and Zhou Chunya, and two Chinese art critics, Lu Peng and Liu Chun, who will gather to talk about Chinese art today. In conjunction with a special installation at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/index.html

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May 24

how to keep my chinese painting from growing mouldy?


maybe try coating it with a gloss.

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May 24

About how long does it take to master Chinese calligraphy?

I need to know for a school project.

Depending on the person and what their language background is, it could take a few days, to many years. Their whole life time even. The style is somewhat like art to most westerners. When a person writes calligraphy, they have their own form of handwriting or style that they like to write in. It’s all about preference and how they write it.

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