Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chinese Dragons



Fourth graders just learned about the Chinese New Year celebration and created beautiful dragon scrolls in Art class. They were also able to practice Chinese writing. The dragon is a symbol of good luck in China. Students drew their dragons with marker and used chalk to make colorful backgrounds. They added rolled pieces of construction paper to finish their designs.



8 comments:

  1. I think I might have to try these out with my kiddies!! China is our next country in our ''art around the world'' series! Thanks for sharing the grrreat idea!!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed it! They turned out great and I was happy. I have also done them on paper cut into big circles and then added yarn tassles on the bottom. There are lots of ideas. This paper was 18" long. Good luck!

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  3. I love these. I have talked about dragons as depicted in eastern and western culture but NEVER with the scroll. LOVE the idea of scrolls so cool!

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  4. Really nice! I too love the scrolls! :)

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  5. We just finished a similar project, making animal scrolls, though I let them choose the animal. The dragons were a big hit with my boys especially.

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  6. These look fantastic. I am wondering if you did a directed drawing lesson or how you taught them how to draw the dragon. Also, did you just glue the scrolls? Thanks for the help.

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  7. We just did dragons, too! I love the scroll idea! My 5th grade boys especially got into the detail of the scales on the dragons. What a fun project!

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed this page. chinese art CA

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