Children watch a shadow play during the parent-child handicraft experience activity at Beijing Folk Arts Museum, Beijing, July 8, 2017. [Photo by Zha Tiantian/Qianlong]
The parent-child handicraft experience activity themed “learn from folk art masters” was officially launched at Beijing Folk Arts Museum on the morning of July 8, 2017.
As one of the 2017 offline experience activities of the government affairs microblog account of “Beijing Chaoyang”, the activity invited more than 300 netizens of 100 families to participate in.
During the activity, parents and children visited the ancient architecture and folk knowledge exhibition at Dongyue Temple, watched a shadow play and learned from folk art masters to stick hairy monkeys, paint ancient architectures and make bean paintings.
“Now it’s summer vocation, so I take my son to take part in this activity. This activity is really interesting and meaningful for it can not only exercise his hands-on ability, but also teach him traditional Chinese folk arts and crafts knowledge and give him a more vivid and deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture,” said a young mother at the activity.
According to an official of Chaoyang district, the summer parent-child activities have been held for four consecutive years by the government affairs microblog account of “Beijing Chaoyang”. “The activities were all arranged thoughtfully. Take the activity of “learn from folk art masters” for example, families were divided into groups according to handicrafts’ difficulty and children’s age so that parents and children can thoroughly enjoy themselves,” the official said.