Six Arts Museum was honored to welcome the teachers and students of the forth grade of Suzhou Singapore International School to the museum at the end of November.
Suzhou Singapore International School (SSIS) was founded in 1996, it is a world-class International Baccalaureate (IB) accredited school, and is the oldest and largest international school in Suzhou. SSIS is committed to creating a caring campus in which students can learn and grow to become intelligent, confident, independent and well-rounded world citizens.
Six Art Museum’s Curator Jason Chen personally gave the inquisitive SSIS teachers and students an informative and lively English language tour of the museum and it’s exhibits. Many of the students took careful notes of the explanations and descriptions provided by Curator Chen, and whenever they had questions, they actively asked for clarification.
After a pleasant lunch in the museum, the children completed their fun mission of chopping stamps from each of the museum’s galleries in their Six Arts Museum passport. With the help of Yanzi, the museum’s senior DIY Handicraft Center instructor, the children began to paint beautiful and creative door god boards.
The students line by line sketched out cartoon door gods, and painted them in bright and bold colors. This DIY activity greatly aroused the children’s interest in traditional Chinese art and culture, and it also inspired their artistic creativity and improved their hands-on artistic abilities.
This study tour to Six Arts Museum gave students from all over the world a lively cultural lesson, allowing them to learn more about traditional Chinese folk culture and art, and to further bridge any perceived differences between Chinese and foreign cultures.