In the traditional Chinese Art class, I like using fun methods to teach, I also try to integrate knowledge of Western art, Chinese and Western history, classical music,poetry, biology, geography, architecture, science and other fields and disciplines. This enable steachers to connect with the real world, stand in the students’ shoes, and teach them in an understandable way. It builds students’ engagement and strengthens their appreciation of traditional Chinese art. This process helps them to be self-motivated in study,enriches their understanding of their cultural heritage and also builds their basic life skills. I encourage active thinking, absorbing the essence of Chinese and Western art, and innovation.
By leading students to appreciate the exquisite creative skills and profound historical and cultural connotations of Chinese art, they can be inspired to admire the ancients as well as the majesty of nature, and finally to express their own feelings with Chinese art.
It’s more than a month into the school year. Through my explanation, countless after-school counseling exercises, as well as, of course, their own effort,students have mastered the understanding of Chinese painting and its tools,learned how to control water and use the brush, learned the steps of painting, and have come to understand color, composition, basic essentials and differences between different types of Traditional Chinese painting. They already have a goodfoundation for future professional learning.