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Spring Festival Celebration

Project Type: 
School Project
Award Project Round: 
Deadline Date: 
Monday, November 1, 2010

TCLP Chinese teacher Li Fang was approved for a CLP grant to fund materials for a Spring Festival performance and a series of art workshops stretching from February into April 2011. The project, which was conducted by 80 Chinese students and 60 art students at Swain High School, presented a Spring Festival performance and six art workshops about traditional Chinese handicrafts to help teachers, students and parents in Swain County better understand Chinese culture. In all, about 300 people from the community watched the performance, 200 attended the student-led workshops, and 100 elementary school students participated. Following the success of the 2011 interdisciplinary Spring Festival project, Swain High School plans to repeat the project in the future, and the art department plans to offer more Chinese-inspired art workshops in the future as well.