Ní Hão! (Hello in Chinese)! You may already know a little Chinese… You will be doing All kinds of creative projects as you take your Chinese Journey! You will learn about China and the language through art, food, movies, vocabulary games, and more!
Theme for week 1: Chinese Brush Painting
Chinese brush painting has developed continuously over the course of nearly 6000 years. Using Sumi-ink and opaque watercolors on rice paper, campers will explore the materials, the mentality and techniques of Oriental Brush Painting. The connection of the brush and ink to the paper is both satisfying and challenging. In almost every day you will go home with a beautiful painting, and expand your drawing and painting skills, even if you have never painted or drawn before. The camp will conclude with an art show for family and friends.
Theme for Week 2: Chinese Folk Music & Dance
Chinese Folk Dance also has a long history and some of the pieces are based on events from history. Campers will be introduced to Chinese folk dance, folk songs and folk music. Our instructor Zhang Li is the national prize winner from China. The camp will conclude with a recital and dance show for family and friends.
Registration materials for the 2007 camp will be available on line on March 15th. Registration will be accepted at the same time.
For more information about the 2007 camp or other Confucius Institute educational programs, contact Jing Jin at 913-897-8464 or [email protected] or visit our website www.confucius.ku.edu.