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Masters of children’s print painting gather in SZ

Featuring childish lines, childlike themes and imaginative compositions, the “Invited Works Exhibition of Chinese Children Education Union & Workshop of Children’s Print Education” is being exhibited at China Printmaking Museum until January 3. A seminar on print training was also held from December 13 to 15, where more than 300 art teachers from primary and secondary schools all over the country were in attendance.

The exhibition has received nearly 2,000 children’s print paintings from 15 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across the country, among which 266 outstanding works were selected for the exhibition.

“Print painting not only promotes the dexterity of children’s hands, but also cultivates children’s sensitivity to materials and operational skills, as well as improving observation, imagination, creativity and social and cultural cognition during the creation process,” said Yin Shaochun, director of the Children’s Art Committee of the China Artists Association, at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

The second batch of “Top Teachers of Children’s Print Painting Education of Guangdong Province” were awarded at the ceremony. Xingzhi Primary School of Longhua District, Yuanling Primary School of Futian District and Dawang Schoolof Luohu District were named internship bases of Shenzhen University.

During the three-day seminar, a series of events, such as observation classes and special academic lectures, displayed the beauty of children’s print paintings. All of the participating experts and teachers visited Xingzhi Primary School on December 13. They took in the school’s print painting exhibition, listened to a print painting education report, and observed two print painting lessons and an activity class.

Eight experts gave lectures on print education on December 14. Five teachers demonstrated how to operate a letterpress, intaglio, flat, stencil as well as techniques for compound printing on December 15. Teachers also went to Yuanling Primary School to visit a print painting teaching activity.(Shenzhen Daily)