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Year 6 art immersion day

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their art immersion day this week. Our guest demonstrator was Wu Qiong. The students learned how to use Chinese brushes to make the 8 essential brushstrokes used in Chinese calligraphy. They also discussed the development of Chinese writing from the earliest pictograms to the modern Mandarin characters. They applied the calligraphic brushstrokes to paint plants and branches outdoors. The drawings use washes of ink and details added in a darker ink. Throughout the day students improved their skill with the brush and control with the ink.