Chinese traditional brush painting has developed continuously over a period of more than 5000 years. It is the most simple and expressive visual art form. Main tools are included brush, ink and rice paper. Composition and space is the most important element for the mind set. Seal and calligraphy is the final touch by express the theme and views on art and life.
I designed this 6 sessions program for middle school students to have fundamental understanding of this art form. Through domesticated native figures from China, such as bamboo tree, wild orchid flower and panda bear, students learned brush techniques and basic strokes. Students had great fun played with the ink and create their conceptual express art.