On 13 November, Kindergarten students welcomed visiting artist Dinh Cong Dat. Dat led a workshop where students painted masks inspired by Tuong theatre, a traditional form of Vietnamese theatre that dates back centuries.
Dat began the workshop by introducing the students to the history and significance of the lines and shapes that are used to decorate Tuông masks. He then invited the students to draw a design for a mask using their creativity and imagination. They then painted the designs onto their own Tuông masks. The students had a great time participating in the workshop and learning about Tuong masks.
Dat is a talented artist who was passionate when sharing his knowledge and love of Tuong masks. We are grateful to have had him visit our school and share his art with our students. We would also like to thank him for working so closely with the students and for guiding them to be successful in their creations.
We hope that the students will continue to explore their creativity and imagination through art. We also hope that they will continue to make connections to the theatre visit and their Tuong masks with role play and story creations in their homerooms.