Mashing Folk Art

As fresh ideas and influences affect us, folk art is made to accommodate newness by integrating or mashing, that which is new with that which is traditional. This section of lessons explores how folk art mashes tradition with innovation.

 Zhang Jian and FM3- Experimental Music and Art Zhang Jian and FM3- Experimental Music and Art:
Learn how artists combine multiple media to transform purpose and meaning.
 Calligraphy and Brush Painting: Creating an Indigenous Chinese Abstract Art Calligraphy and Brush Painting: Creating an Indigenous Chinese Abstract Art:
Learn how an artist creates a new pictographic language by blending (mashing up) traditional Chinese calligraphy with the rationality of mathematics and the expressive quality of painting for the purpose of creating an indigenous Chinese abstract art.
 Mountain Ramp Festival: Examing Gender Roles and Partnering Processes Mountain Ramp Festival: Examing Gender Roles and Partnering Processes:
Discover how gender roles are formed and how partnering practices take place over time and place. This unit’s lessons clarify values surrounding our constructed identities and the beginning formational structures of families.
 Personalized Vehicles: Exploring the DIY Process Personalized Vehicles: Exploring the DIY Process:
Participate in the West’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Movement through the exploration of customized vehicles that function in a variety of ways.
 The ChinaVine Team- Encountering the Other The ChinaVine Team- Encountering the Other:
Examine the ways in which people from different cultures learn about themselves as they learn about others, focusing on chance encounters, as well as planned experiences where traditions are shared.