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Chinese Art

In social studies, years 4-6 have been learning about China.

Here we made Chinese dragons. We used a special technique with watercolors. Can you count how many colors we used?

-text by Julie


Chinese dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology and Chinese folklore. The dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles, fish and imaginary, but they are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. With this, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.      -text from Wikipedia