Project Objectives 

To motivate and encourage students to work collaboratively while learning about another culture and to contribute their unique talents to a group effort.


Students will use traditional silk “painting fans” as props to enable participants to discover or further develop their artistic talents.

Project Description

Meet and greet.


Introduction to the historical context of the art of fan painting.


Work collaboratively as a group to choose an overall project theme.


Individual or group effort to paint silk fans.


Short lecture on musical styles and instruments from this time period.


Students either individually or in small groups will Use finished fans as a prop in a fan performance of their own design.