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Jiading Museum promotes traditional Chinese painting

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2017-07-24

Jiading Museum promotes traditional Chinese painting

Zhong Qing, a teacher at East China Normal University Art Institute, gives children in Shanghai's Jiading district a lecture about traditional Chinese painting on July 18. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

Shanghai's Jiading Museum held a traditional Chinese painting course on July 18 to spread knowledge and understanding about an important cultural heritage.

Zhong Qing, a teacher at East China Normal University Art Institute, was invited to give the lecture and Zhong delighted the youngsters with a demonstration on an array of painting techniques.

Zhong exhibited how to paint mountains, trees and rocks and under her guidance, the kids learned how to use brush and ink to create traditional-style works.

Jiading Museum promotes traditional Chinese painting

Children learn some of the basic skills around traditional Chinese painting in Jiading district of Shanghai on July 18. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

Traditional Chinese painting has a rich and famous history as an enduring art form and is well-known throughout the world. Typically, it uses rice paper or thin silk as a surface and is created through a variety of brushes, Chinese inks and dyes.

The painting event forms part of a series activities launched by Jiading Museum in the hope of promoting the inheritance of traditional Chinese culture. Other events include poetry, traditional dancing, inscriptions, seal script writing, calligraphy, and qin performances (a seven-stringed plucked instrument). The courses are offered for free and hope to spread an appreciation for Chinese culture among young minds.

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFzxi@jiading.gov.cn

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