With National Day is rapidly approaching, the Parents Committee of Class 14, Grade3, of the Suzhouwan Experimental Primary School, organized a study tour to the Six Arts Museum for the students and their parents.
The objective of the study tour was to enable the students to better appreciate Chinese folk culture and to further cultivate the children’s sense of patriotism.
In the afternoon of September 24, under the leadership of an experienced museum guide, the parents and students gathered together to begin their fascinating and fun filled study tour of the Six Arts Museum.
Magnificent Door Gods, large Chinese Medicine Cabinets, exquisite ancient beds, sophisticated abaci, interesting agricultural tools, each of these exhibits piqued the children’s curiosity, and increased their desire to learn more about Chinese folk customs and folk art.
In the Six Arts Museum, the children not only could appreciate the ancient folk art pieces, but they could also touch them, investigate the richness of their craftsmanship, and interact with them.
In the Six Art Museum’s Red Culture Gallery, the parents and the children learned to make National Day style silk thread weaving enamel bookmarks under the guidance of the museum’s Cultural Arts Director.
Silk thread weaving enamel technique is considered a national intangible cultural heritage. It’s not easy to master, but everyone enjoyed and was able to complete the handicraft activity. The finished bookmarks all had wonderful national day themes, including bright red Five-Starred Flags and spectacular national maps.
Through this Six Arts Museum study tour, the children gained a greater understanding and appreciation of Chinese folk culture and art pieces, as well a stronger sense of patriotism.