F108 Fall 2019 Chinese Traditional Arts Potpourri II: Leisure Activities
Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Oct. 23–Nov. 13
Instructors: Tianyu Yu, Hua Li
Coordinator: Lucia Claster
Class limit: 25
- Box Design: Design a Chinese-style storage box using cardstock. Use traditional decorative motifs, Chinese characters, and zodiac animals to decorate your box, which will be used to hold the Chinese chess pieces created in the next session.
- Chess Set: Make your own Chinese chess set, including writing the appropriate Chinese characters on the wooden game pieces and creating the chessboard grid on felt fabric. Use the Chinese box you created in the last session to store your game pieces.
- Chinese Chess: Learn how to play Chinese chess. Become familiar with the various chess pieces, learn about the history and the rules of this Chinese game, and gain insights into how Chinese and Western chess compare.
- Sachet making: Make this decorative Chinese ornament to hang in your house. Design the color pattern and use satin Chinese knot cording to wrap this triangular-shaped decorative sachet.
and Hua Li
are Chinese language teachers at the Confucius Institute at George Mason University. They are visiting faculty from Beijing Language and Culture University, with PhDs in applied linguistics.