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Creation Station: Lunar New Year Dragons

Creation Station: Lunar New Year Dragons

(Jerrold/Flickr)

As we turn the page on a new lunar calendar year, come to Asia Society Texas Center and make paper dragons, inspired by one of the most auspicious animals in East Asian mythology.

In the Chinese tradition, dragons often represented Imperial power and were designed from the head of a camel, scales of a carp, eyes of a rabbit, ears of a bull, horns of a deer, the neck of a snake, the stomach of a clam, paws of a tiger, and claws of an eagle.

This interactive craft-making experience will be led by Korean-born Yangsook Choi, a children’s book artist and author, whose work has appeared on PBS's Reading Rainbow and at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.

We encourage families to arrive near the beginning of the session and stay as long as they like since Ms. Choi will focus on drawing techniques for the first hour, then move to creation of the dragons themselves in the second hour.

 

Education programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible by support from The Simmons Foundation. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.

The Simmons Foundation

Event Details

1 February 2014
1:00pm - 3:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Free and open to the public.
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