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Window Decoration Inspired by Chinese Culture

In this Workshop Learners will make a window decoration by using paper and scissors. The decoration is inspired by Chinese t... full details

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Description

In this Workshop Learners will make a window decoration by using paper and scissors. The decoration is inspired by Chinese traditional celebrations. 

We will create visually interesting artwork by utilizing fundamental materials such as paper and scissors. The activity introduces how Chinese people traditionally celebrate Lunar New Year. It is also a good way to build the idea that making artwork is not a complex task, everything from our daily life is a good piece of art.

We will focus on the history of the project.  The Learners will also gain knowledge of how to create patterns by using shapes and colors, as well as knowing the beauty of balance and symmetrical patterns.  Learners will grow in their use and control of scissors.

Making my first Chinese paper-cut with my grandma is a special memory in my life. We gathered together to make paper-cut in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year. My grandma taught me how to cut the paper step by step. I was very impressed by the work that she came out of. Most importantly, the time I spent with my grandma was always filled with warmth and happiness.

I hope to meet you and make some Chinese paper-cuts together!

 

What You'll Need

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This Workshop does not require a GLOkit.

Additional Supplies

Learners will need:

  • Two pieces of letter-size paper (8.5x11 in)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Markers 
  • Glue Stick (Optional)

Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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Menglin XingView Profile

Hi, I’m Menglin!  I am currently a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. My major is Interior Architecture & Design, and my minor is Communication Design. I grew up in Guangdong, China, and moved to the U.S. with my family at the age of 17. I am so excited to be able to teach on the Play in the Cloud platform and work with students.  It allows me to explore and embrace two kinds of cultures. 

Teaching art that relates to Chinese culture is a beautiful way to introduce my culture to other people. As a person who experienced and lived with two cultures, I believe that exploring art from all over the world will ultimately guide the artists to develop their own style. For children who just started their journey of making art, experimenting with different methods and cultures will also help them to develop their interests. 

I started my journey of learning art when I was 7, and have learned both Chinese painting and Western painting. When it comes to making art, I also love to combine characteristics of different cultural styles into my artwork.  My favorite material to work with is watercolor. Its texture contains the characters of both Chinese painting and Western painting, which reflects the style of my artwork.

I am now living in Chicago. My favorite thing I love to do in Chicago is going downtown and enjoying the beautiful view of the city and the lake.

 

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Window Decoration Inspired by Chinese Culture