Picture This – Art Exploration for Kids: “Dragons and Dreams – The Amazing Art of Ancient China”
Kindergarten through 5th grade.
“Help us celebrate the Year of the … as we hear tales from ancient China and then make our own Chinese Paper Scroll Calligraphy Painting.”
· Show Reading Rainbow video/DVD Liang and the Magic Paintbrush (or read book by Demi)
· Photocopy signs from Chinese Calligraphy (745.619551 QU) pp. 6, 56, 71,114-120
· Make paper scroll paintings (Supplies: paper, brushes, black paint—kids got excited about calligraphy – ended up painting characters rather than figurative painting, so we didn’t use colored paint.)
Another possible book: Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look.