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Liang And The Magic Paintbrush


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Order Number: 126.0007
Format : DVD
Theme: Exploring how art is integrated into many aspects of Chinese American culture shows us that art is an important part of everyone’s life.
Taken from an old Chinese legend, a poor boy who longs to paint is given a magic paintbrush that brings everything he paints to life.

LeVar explores how art is integrated into many aspects of the Chinese American culture. He takes a trip to New York City’s Chinatown and visits with an expert of Chinese calligraphy, a stonecarver who makes LeVar a name stamp, and a gourmet Chinese chef. He also takes viewers to the New York Institute of Technology where he is shown how to use computer graphics to create art. Then he participates in a Chinese parade.

Author: Demi
Publisher: Henry Holt
 
Field Trip Segments:
Meet a Calligrapher - Take a trip to New York City's Chinatown to meet Dr. Leon Chang, an expert in calligraphy.
Stamping - LeVar meets a Stonecarver, Mr. Shu, who makes him a name stamp. LeVar's name is "the man who dwells in the rainbow".
Modern Graphics - Take a field trip to the New York Institute of Technology to meet Larry Green. Mr. Green shows us how he creates art on a computer.
Chinese Cooking - Get a taste for gourmet Chinese dishes when LeVar meets Chinese chef, Alex Wong.

Review Books: Emma by Wendy Kesselman; Ben’s Trumpet by Rachel Isadora; If You Take a Pencil by Fulvio Testa.
Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
©GPN / WNED-TV
Series #126
 
 
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