Design a Calligraphic Plate
Design a calligraphic plate using Arabic script and images inspired by a meaningful word.
Objective: Learn how to paint a sparrow in the Lingnan tradition.
Visual/Performing Arts: 4.1.2: Describe how negative shapes/forms and positive shapes/forms are used in a chosen work of art.
4.2.6: Use the interaction between positive and negative space expressively in a work of art.
4.2.7: Use contrast (light and dark) expressively in an original work of art.
6.5.3: Create artwork containing visual metaphors that express the traditions and myths of selected cultures.
Big hard 1.5″ wolf’s hair brush
Small hard 1/2″ wolf’s hair brush
2″ sheep’s hair brush
Bottle of black liquid ink made in China or Japan
Absorbent rice paper
White dishes 4″ in diameter in plastic or ceramic
Watercolor paint in the following colors: vermillion and gambode (dark yallow) and crimson lake
Visual instructions (see images)
Painting a sparrow in the Lingnan tradition activity by Dr. Susan Ho (Ho Fung-lin), student of the late Professor Chao Shao-an.