15.02.21 Ugly duckling and swans - grow up 長(长) fly 飛(飞) with famous painter Lou Shibai 婁師白
Updated: Mar 6, 2021
Today we are doing a story telling today of the ugly ducklings with my paper swan and ducky props made by grandparents :) (my little monster painted them and made some apparently fish looking food for them)
We told the story and watched some videos of ducks and swans to see and paid attention to the feed, neck and how mummy swan carried the cute grey babies!
Then we learnt how our ancestors wrote "grow up" 長(长) and "fly" 飛(飞)
We looked at how the famous Chinese artist Lou Shibai 婁師白 who is the student of Qi Baishi, painted the ducks. He is the "duck specialist" in Chinese paintings.
Then we created our favourite moment of the story and try to create our own for the swan after she got back.
Youtube class link
Gratitude to the crew, executed by grandparents and decorated by my 3 year old.. and made fishes
Work below done by artist of age
pic1 - age 38 - demo
pic2 - age 8 - the full story
pic3 - age 4 - top image from right to left: swan, egg, bell, swan; bottom image from right to left: two eggs, mummy duck, daddy duck, snowman
pic4 - age 5 - daddy and mummy duck carrying babies followed by baby duck
pic5 - age 3 - duck with wings and watercolour tests
pic6 - age 3 - duck ducking in water to fish, leaving only the bottom and feet out (refer to image 7), purple and blue blobs are fish
Pic8 - age 3 - mummy duck with babies
Pic9 - age 3- mummy duck and baby duck
Pic10 - age 3 - dinosaur duck!
Materials we looked in class