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Art Project for Kids: How to make a Chinese Scroll

July 27, 2013 by  
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Ancient Chinese scrolls are vertical paper rolls where the artists painted landscapes, gardens or flowers. Today we will make our own with a very fun an creative technique using an eyedropper, ink and a straw. To learn how to make it, take a look at the video:

Art History for Kids: Chinese rolled scrolls

July 16, 2013 by  
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Chinese rolled scrolls are beautiful vertical paper rolls where the artists create a composition with painting and calligraphy. The painting surface can be made either of paper or silk. A Chinese rolled scroll usually has a thin wooden bar at the top, with a silk cord fastened for hanging. It also has a wooden cylindrical [...]

Art Project for Kids: Shadow Puppet Show

July 5, 2013 by  
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This puppet show was made entirely by two of my students during the China art camp. They thought about the story and the characters, and then they built each of them.                 Here it is: their wonderful story:

History of the Abacus for kids

June 30, 2013 by  
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The history of the abacus con be traced more than 2,000 years back. We can’t imagine a world without numbers, but a long time ago numbers did not exist. Early humans used their fingers to count and when they had larger quantities, they probably used pebbles and twigs to help them count. Trade and commerce [...]

Ancient China for Kids

June 17, 2013 by  
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Ancient China for Kids is part of our series about Ancient Asian Art. China is one of the oldest civilizations that continue right up to today. It history began more than 5,000 years ago. Many other civilizations have lived and died, such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Many different dynasties lived in what China is [...]

Art Project for Kids: Cave Painting

June 9, 2013 by  
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This art project for kids is great, cave painting was an activity that ancient people realized all over the world. Being able to reproduce what they saw, was a huge step in human history. This was the first activity that was not related with survival. Our ancestors didn’t “have to paint” in order to eat, [...]

Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures

June 6, 2013 by  
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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures, were both real and fantastic. They have been an important motif for craftman in every culture. Early jewelry, overflows with animal forms, they were used to infuse objects with sacred and magical power. Art was an important form of expression in the Americas for hundreds, even thousands [...]

Art History for Kids: The Egyptians, Artists and Sculptors

March 3, 2013 by  
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Ancient Egypt did not have a word for the concept of “art,” but Egyptians were artists and sculptors. Their statues and the paintings were not to be displayed and enjoyed as it has been done in recent centuries. Egyptians invested much time and effort to produce their art, but their most beautiful pictures and sculptures [...]

Art History for Kids: The First Wall Paintings

March 2, 2013 by  
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A soon as primitive people settled down and began to build their houses with stones and mud bricks, they also created The First Wall Paintings. Çatalhöyük was a city built in Turkey 8,000 years ago, during the Neolithic period. It is amazing how thousands of people lived in such a large city. Archeologists not only [...]

Art History for Kids: The First Painters

March 2, 2013 by  
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If we go back in history, we will surly get to our oldest ancestors: The First Painters. People began to draw thousands of years ago, even before they began to write or build houses. Our ancestors believed that the paintings had fantastic powers, and did so with some religious or magical purposes. The oldest paintings [...]

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