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24 dots and dashes: Chinese script

Graphic Chinese characters can be created using 24 dots and dashes. A brush, ink, ink stick, ink stone and paper are the "five treasures", which the Chinese calligrapher uses to write. Chinese script is one of the most fascinating phenomena of Asian culture. The Chinese writing system is based on syllables and not letters: a character or the combination of several characters is assigned to each word.

Activity: In addition to painting the Chinese characters with Asian calligraphy brushes and Chinese ink, the production of ink using an ink stone is explained. The motif of the Chinese dragon can also be screen-printed.

Age: from class five

Curriculum link: Art

Information and reservation:

Phone: +49 341 2271-324

Last update: 23.6.2017

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