China

What do we know about China?

Chinese Art englobes a wide variety of artistic productions, from traditional to contemporary art.

Lets start understanding some topics about China and its history.

History of China

Chinese Dragon

The ancient Chinese self-identified as "the gods of the dragon" because the Chinese dragon is an imagined reptile that represents evolution from the ancestors energy and imperial authority.

Dragons are believed to be the rulers of moving bodies of water, such as waterfalls, rivers, seas, and the dispenser of rain.

The Legend of the Chinese Dragon

Goldfish

Gold fish

The Goldfish was one of the first domesticated fishes in China over a thousand years ago.

You can see them swimming around the ponds in the nice Chinese Gardens.

It has evolved over time and it has a wide variety of species.

Chinese Characters

Chinese characters are logograms developed for the writing of Chinese.

In modern Chinese, the majority of Chinese words today consist of two or more characters.

These letters are written in a very specific way.

Learn more having a look at the presentation.

Chinese Characters

The Great Wall

When talking about The Great Wall of China, the first thing you need to know is that it isn't a wall. It's a group of different walls.

There is a myth around that says that it's the only structure that can be seen from space. It's false.

Learn more about when, how and who built it.

Chinese Lanterns

A sky lantern, also known as Kongming lantern, or Chinese lantern, is a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended.

In Asia and elsewhere around the world, sky lanterns have been traditionally made for centuries, to be launched for play or as part of long-established festivities.

Copia de Chinese New Year by Slidesgo

The Giant Panda

Panda

The Giant Panda, known as Panda, is one of the most popular animals in China, often depicted in old ink drawings, illustrations and cartoons.

It's the image of the country in the world.

Sadly, it's endangered by different reasons.

See the presentation to learn more about this beautiful animal.

Chinese Seal Stamp

Seal Stamps were used to regognise somebody's authorship in a document, contracts or artworks.

The stamps were made with different materials: from stone to wood.

See the presentation to discover more about their history and how they were made.

Chinese Seal Stamp

China's landscapes

China’s Landscapes

Have a look at this presentation to enjoy and learn about some of the niciests landscapes in China and how some artists recreate them in theis artworks using ink.

You might have seen these landscapes before in some films such as Avatar, Mulan, etc.

Would you dare to paint one of these landscapes?

In Class

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Chinese Dragon Tribute: Make a craft or a drawing related to the Chinese Dragon

  2. Watercolor Goldfishes: Following the style of chinese artists, paint a scene of two fishes with watercolors or make an origami craft of a Gold Fish.

  3. Writing Logograms: Learn how to write a Chinese logogram respecting stes and directions.

  4. The Great Paper Wall of China: Download one of the two templates proposed and build your own Paper Wall of China.

  5. Lantern Workshop: Discover what the Lantern Festival is and create your own lantern.

  6. PandArt: Learn how Pandas are a frequent topic in traditional Chinese ink drawings and create a nice composition around it.

  7. Chinese Landscapes: Learn how to create a beautiul Chinese landscape using watercolours.

Chinese Dragon
Goldfish Craft
Writing Logograms
The Great Paper Wall of China
Lantern Workshop
PandArt
Chinese landscapes

Google Expeditions (Virtual 360º Tour)

The Great Wall of China

Beijing, People's Republic of China

Guilin, China

Geography of China

Jiuzhaigou National Park

Shanghai

Chinese History

Discover Chinese Dynasties

Chinese Dynasties 1


Voluntary work

If you consider yourself as an artist and you love paper architecture here you have two awesome neoclassic mockups.

You don't have to build them during class time. Just at home or during your breaks (playground)

If you finish one of them:

  • You will receive a special certificate

  • We will exhibit your mockup in the hall of the school

  • We will take a photo of you and your mockup and it will be uploaded to Mirasur's Facebook page and to the MirArt webpage.

Who knows! Maybe you become a famous paper artist one day!