Chinese Cultural Activities
As part of our regular educational programme and commitment to providing a rich Chinese cultural education, Chinese Cultural Activities are scheduled for all students in the following traditions.
Chinese calligraphy is an ancient Chinese character writing art. It has a history of more than 3,000 years. It is the cultural treasure and wisdom of the ancient Chinese. Chinese calligraphy has been passed down for thousands of years and has become a national mark, it represents the profound and the eternal charm of Chinese national culture.
Calligraphy has strict rules of writing. Most children in primary school are literate. Learning culture while learning calligraphy can not only consolidate knowledge, but also cultivate self-cultivation. Calligraphy is a relatively static exercise. It requires the writer to enter a state of concentration. Long-term practice can make the mood calm and stay away from impetuousness, which can promote the child to develop meticulous, focused, calm and lasting quality.
Engraving is a unique traditional art in China. It has a long history of two or three thousand years. Engraving is an art that is closely combined with calligraphy. It is a perfect combination of calligraphy, chapters, and knives. It is a bold and elegant calligraphy, and a beautiful and pleasing composition of paintings. The method vividly engraves the charm. It can be called small things, big difference.
"Books are the character, governance and medicine", the true art of engraving should be the expression of cultural cultivation and spiritual realm. By learning to make a seal, students can understand the Chinese character culture and the sublime and profound philosophical thinking of engraving art, inspire their national pride, inherit and carry forward the national traditional culture as well as cultivate aesthetic sentiment.
Chinese painting is a Chinese traditional style of painting. It has a long history and has been around for more than 2,000 years. Chinese painting is also known as ink painting. The ink is divided into five colors. The difference between the amount of water transferred and the length of the strokes creates the ever-changing brush and ink skills. Chinese painting is a manifestation of the philosophical concept and aesthetics of the Chinese nation, reflecting the Chinese concept of "harmony between man and nature."
Chinese painting is an excellent art culture with unique artistic features. The artistic beauty embodied in it contains profound life and the highest realm of the universe. Learning it allows students to better understand Chinese traditional art and better understand the beauty and mood of the painting. At the same time, students can learn more about Chinese traditional culture, thoughts and emotions and feel Chinese culture in the process of learning Chinese painting. The unique charm is an indispensable step in the inheritance and development of national culture.
Chinese Folk Handicraft
Paper-cutting, printing and dyeing, Chinese knots, ceramics, clay sculptures, kites, shadows, new year paintings, traditional Chinese folk arts and crafts have a long history. From ancient times to the present, the thousands of thousands of years of wind and rain of the Chinese nation are reflected in this long river. Folk art reflects the unique lifestyle of the working people, contains rich and profound social and historical information, and is closely related to folk life. It is the creation of people's wisdom. However, these cultures and art that have flourished in the long history of China are being marginalized in the process of modernization. Traditional folk culture and art are more and more forgotten by people. Numerous rare and rare folk techniques have disappeared with old men passed away.
Folk craftsmanship has entered our classroom. In the process of appreciation, creativity and production, it has not only cultivated children's hands-on ability and creativity, but also cultivated their aesthetic taste for Chinese culture and art. The interesting and multi-process production process also It can stimulate their interest and love for traditional art, and enable the ancient Chinese folk art to be passed down and carried forward.
Peking Opera has inherited and developed the artistic essence of Chinese opera for hundreds of years. It is the master of Chinese opera, and it is a traditional art of music, art, dance, body, performance and many other disciplines. Through the "singing, reading, doing, playing", "hand, eye, body, shape, step" of Peking Opera, we will use the body, open action and breath to improve the coordination of the body and cultivate the boy's morality. The girl is dignified and beautiful.
Three Thousand Opera of Tang, Eight Hundred Opera of Song, and The Three Countries, most of Beijing operas are based on Chinese history and culture. They can enable children to have a deeper understanding of the traditional culture of the Chinese nation, establish correct values, and cultivate national self-confidence and pride as well as sense and improve cultural literacy.
The Chinese drum is a traditional Chinese percussion instrument. The "drum culture" is a profound ancient cultural heritage. As a tool for disseminating information, drums have many functions such as sacrificing, worshiping gods, exorcising evil spirits, music and dance, warnings, wars, and penetrate into all levels of social life, with wide and far-reaching influence.
China's drumming is called "moving in the Zen", and the body movements during drumming are adjusted through breathing. The Chinese drums must be discouraged, giving people the feeling of "great momentum". It is the unity of essence, qi and spirit.
In the process of learning Chinese drums, we can exercise children's rhythm, music and movement coordination ability, allowing students to experience China's majestic drum culture, broaden their minds, feel the beauty of traditional music rhythm, and inherit the ancient Chinese traditional art.