my-artist-box/guan-daosheng box

Guan Daosheng

Experience the poetry, calligraphy, and paintings of the great Chinese artist Guan Daosheng in this My Artist Box! Children will learn about Daosheng's background and the factors that made her such a unique artist for her time. Young artists will have the opportunity to use a calligraphy paintbrush. They will also paint on handscrolls much like Daosheng did in the 1200s.

Children will see several bamboo paintings from Daosheng and make their own reproductions of these notable pieces. The box reinforces a variety of art techniques and includes various kid-friendly art materials like air-dry clay, tissue paper, raffia, calligraphy rice paper, and more.

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Activities in the Guan Daosheng Box:
Ducks in Pond Scroll Reproduction
Instead of a canvas or watercolor paper, this painting is drawn on a handscroll! This is a very traditional way to display art in China—the painting tells a story as it’s unrolled. Children will recreate Daosheng's minimalistic painting of natural elements in this reproduction.

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Ducks in Pond Scroll Reproduction
Bamboo Groves in Mist and Rain Triptych
Instead of a canvas or watercolor paper, this painting is drawn on a handscroll! This is a very traditional way to display art in China—the painting tells a story as it’s unrolled. Children will recreate Daosheng's minimalistic painting of natural elements in this reproduction.

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Bamboo Groves in Mist and Rain Triptych
Calligraphy Technique
As one of the "Three Perfections" for young girls in China’s wealthiest families, calligraphy was a skill taught only to select children. Now, any child can learn this beautiful form of artistic handwriting! With this technique, kids will learn and practice several Chinese characters. They will even have the opportunity to practice on real calligraphy paper!

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Calligraphy Technique
Bamboo Diorama
Kids will form several realistic bamboo stalks out of air-dry clay and set them against a watercolor background that blends the grassy shore with blue water. They’ll use a few different materials to create this beautiful 3D rendering of a classic Chinese scene.

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Bamboo Diorama
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