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Posts made in December, 2016

English and art of sumi-e painting.

Sometimes we intersperse English lessons with art & crafts. This time a group of young learners , who began their English adventure in November, learns how to paint a rooster on the rice paper in sumi-e technique .   As ink painting is of Chinese calligraphy origin , students learn about a rooster , which is a Chinese zodiak sign for the forthcoming 2017 . Although we used synthetic brushes Polish ink, and rubber stamps we could experiment with sumi-e strokes. Learning how to make strokes on the rice paper we painted one rooster. The kids, who at the beginning of the lesson said „ We don`t know how to paint a rooster.” were happy to see the result . The students enjoyed writing their signatures and placing their red seals , which always complete Chinese                                             painting. We were pleased to watch how the students controlled the right posture and loose hand which are essential in painting on the rice paper....

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Letters to Santa Claus.

Letters to Santa Claus. Kids are always eager to write letters to Santa Claus. Writing letters was a chance to use Present Simple....

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