CongYuan2011a Tsong Yuan received his MFA in fine arts from the University of Georgia  in Athens in 1991 and specialized in drawing, painting and calligraphy. Yuan taught at University of Georgia, State University of New York, and UNC-Chapel Hill. As an established painter with two books, his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in China and the U.S and many other locations. He has taught in North Carolina since 1995 in K-12 schools, presenting two programs: “Chinese Arts Festival” (introducing Chinese language, society and cultures, paintings and calligraphy, Beijing opera, dancing, etc.) and “Chinese Sumi Painting and Calligraphy.” His teaching has been well received by teachers, students and parents and reported by several local newspapers. BOOK TSONG YUAN



GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Chinese Arts Festival

During the five-session program, students begin with a drill of conversational Chinese, and read simple Chinese characters. They will observe and practice Chinese calligraphy with bamboo brush on rice paper. They will listen to Chinese music and be introduced to Chinese music instruments, and learn to sing Chinese songs. They will also learn and do Chinese Tai Chi arts and Lion dancing. The artist will perform Beijing Opera and show students Beijing Opera costume and masks. The artist will display the masterpieces in Chinese fine art, folk art and crafts. This is a comprehensive program to develop students’ art awareness and appreciation, and enhance their cross-cultural understanding. At the end of the program, students will obtain a cultural empathy and an appreciation of aesthetic value on arts in
another culture will be the ultimate objectives of this course. This is a highly interactive hands-on curriculum design.
Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer): Space for dancing, water access, multimedia access, etc.
Maximum Students: 30
Residency Duration and Maximum Classes per Day:
One class (45-60 minutes) per day for five days
Residency Fee: $544.00 per class

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Sumi Ink Painting & Calligraphy

Teaches the basic skills and techniques of traditional Chinese and Japanese drawing and painting (landscape, figures, and birds and flowers), and Chinese calligraphy. Students will practice oriental painting and also develop their capability to understand and appreciate Asian fine arts. This course consists of two parts: students will be trained to use the various media (brush, ink and special papers), and master basic skills, and they will work on projects which combine the Asian art components to develop individual art style and characters. This course is primarily a hands-on workshop, but it also includes a slide presentation of Chinese and Japanese masterpieces to give the student a fuller understanding of Chinese fine arts and the role of artist within it. Furthermore, any aspect of this course is enhanced through the search of an innovative and artistic expression of the oriental drawing and painting.
Special Requirements (Space, Tech, Volunteer): Large Tables, water access, multimedia access.
Maximum Students: 25
Residency Duration and Maximum Classes Per Day:
One class (45-60 minutes) per day for five days
Residency Fee: $613.00 per class