Monday, February 3, 2014

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

The Asian Art Museum is is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. The museum's website offers an amazing array of high quality teaching and learning resources including resource packets, curriculum books, children’s literature, Asian art history texts,educational videos and intereactive activities.

For example  An Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy  is an excellent place to begin an exploration of calligraphy (artful writing), considered the ultimate art form by the Chinese educated elite since at least the Han dynasty.
BEGIN BRUSHPAINTING! is an online tool which allows you to have a go at try.. but be careful you may have trouble getting on with the resot of your days work once you start playing here!
The site offers background information, lessons and activities, videos and artwork and is well worth visiting.

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