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Chinese Cultural Lesson – Chinese Calligraphy &Traditional Painting

Date: November 14, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese Cultures & Traditions, Students in Actions

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Although I don’t have that much time to practice, I have been always in love with Chinese calligraphy and Chinese traditional painting. Therefore, Chinese calligraphy and traditional painting are included in our Mandarin lessons from kids age 4 & half to adults at some stage of their learning.

Here is the lesson I gave to our Beginner students age 6-9 at The Montessori Place this term.


文房四宝 wén fáng sì bǎo

At first, I showed them my four treasures of Chinese study: writing brush, ink sticks, ink stones and paper.  And then some beautiful Chinese calligraphy and traditional paintings.

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书法 shūfǎ & 国画 guóhuà— Chinese calligraphy & Traditional Painting

And then we looked through together some beautiful Chinese calligraphy from the book below and some traditional paintings.

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Here I was doing the demonstration: how to hold the brush, how to write and paint…..the secret of painting a bamboo and bamboo leaves etc.

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The kids couldn’t wait to have their goes. We started from basic stroke practicing.

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Then I forgot to take photos until the end just managed to get this one.  Proud faces with their art works. Walter’s bamboo painting and Oliver’s number practice and bamboo painting.

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Key words the kids were learning from this lesson.

书法 shūfǎ     : calligraphy

国画 guóhuà : Chinese traditional painting

毛笔 máobǐ   : Writing brush

     zhú        : Bamboo

纸     zhǐ          : Paper

墨     mò         : Ink sticks

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