Golden Dragon After School

Confidence, Discipline, Motivation

Drawing, Water Color and Chinese Painting

Students use Art as a unique form of thinking that allows the opportunity to envision, setting of goals, determining methods, identifying alternatives, evaluating, revising, solving problems, imagination, working collaboratively, and applying self-discipline.

As students create their own Art using various media, they make connections, relationships, and applications that convey meaning. Students are required to critically assess and communicate the aesthetic value of works of art from historical and cultural perspectives as they learn to be visually literate. Art helps children discover the joy of creating. Chinese Art, and in particular, Chinese painting is highly regarded around the world. Chinese painting can be traced to six thousand years ago in the Neolithic Age when the Chinese started using brushes in their paintings. Chinese paintings can be classified as landscapes, figure paintings and flower-and-bird paintings. In traditional Chinese painting, Chinese landscape painting embodies a major category, depicting nature, especially mountains and bodies of water. Landscapes have traditionally been the favorite of the Chinese because they show the poetry inherent in nature. Consequently, many famous paintings are landscapes.

At Golden Dragon, we expose students to a full range of aesthetic and intellectual pedagogy of arts. Students investigate various types of media including charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, graphite, aqueous media, oil, and acrylic paint. Through research, experimentation, and critique, they master drawing and painting skills and begin to address art’s relationship to contemporary issues and ideas.