It’s the Year of the Rat. Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

As we continue to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we took an Art Adventure to China exploring new art materials: bamboo brushes, ink and rice paper!

Chinese Bamboo Brushes and ink

“The rice paper tickles my finger.” – 2yo Everett

Our 3 yo Art Adventurers exploring the new materials

2020 is the year of the rat, so we used our new materials to draw a rat and the chinese symbol for rat.

Writing in permanent ink is not easy! After reviewing the “5 families of Line and Shape,” students learned how to discern which direction the line is going, what type of line it is, where it intersects with the others… in order to draw then write “RAT” in Chinese.

Abstraction of lines- with the addition of iridescent watercolors- sure did add another dimension to this project!

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