Friday, November 24, 2017

Clay Motion Classes for Kids

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Our Final project, and after only one week of intensive work, the kids finessed their amazing videos for their clay motion class. They built their setting and figures, discussed their stories and put them into action.

Clay Motion for Kids: a Basic Project

June 26, 2014 by  
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This was our second exercise in our Stop Motion series. Each kid explored movement with one simple clay figure. As we advanced, the kids took the risk to move two figures at the same time: Here you can see their amazing job:

Stop Motion for Kids

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As a part of our clay motion class, we started by learning how the movement is made in the movies. It is just a series of pictures where only a slight change is made.

Fall project for kids: Making Leaves

September 12, 2013 by  
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This is a very fun project to make during the fall season. First, we collected the leaves in our backyard and press them inside an old phone book for a couple of weeks. After they were completely flat, we traced the shapes onto self-hardening colored clay with a toothpick and peeled the extra clay away. [...]

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:

Art project for Kids: The History of Paper

July 5, 2013 by  
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Paper is all around us, today we will learn about the history of paper for kids. Paper was first made in China more than 2,000 years ago when an official named Cai Lun, who worked for the Imperial court during the Han Dynasty (202 BCE-220 CE), created a sheet of paper using discarded silk fibers [...]

Art Project for Kids: Shadow Puppets

July 4, 2013 by  
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Shadow puppets are a perfect activity for Children, they can enjoy the whole process, from making up the story, designing and building the characters and presenting the show. This art project was one of the favorite during our China series.  

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 [...]

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