Koala Know Cup Children’s Live Drawing Contest Successfully Held at West California Academy of Art and Design
The Koala Know Cup Children’s Live Drawing Contest was successfully held at the San Gabriel main campus of West California Academy of Art and Design on July 20, 2019. More than 100 children ages 3-18 took active part in the contest themed Space Journey and Koala.
Koala and Space are two of the children’s favorite elements for artworks. This contest encouraged children to express their imagination through art, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon.
Winners will be selected for Age Group 3-5, Age Group 6-8, Age Group 9-11, Age Group 12-15, Age Group 16-18. One 1st Place Award, two 2nd Place Awards, three 3rd Place Awards will be selected for each age group, and other award categories include: Most Creative Award, Best Color Award, Best Composition Award, Best Story Award, Best Imagination Award, Best Technique Award. Besides, one Best Live Drawing Visual Effect Award will be selected from all entries.
All contestants received gifts including T-shirt, toys, and brand markers.
Koala Know is an online Chinese learning platform, and West California Academy of Art and Design is a WASC accredited art training center. The two joined efforts to host such an art contest for children, in order to deliver an important message to the children and their parents: Art and Chinese language are two essential skills for our next generation to be equipped with.
Through art, children can absorb the perceptions of others. They become interested in other cultures, traditions, and lifestyles. According to art expert, the vividness of art experiences blurs the boundaries between self experience and the experiences of another. When children produce art, they are actually situated in other times and places, embodied in other races, genders, ages, and abilities. This is the very beauty of art education.
Chinese is a fascinating, unique, and extremely rich language. Counting roughly 1.2 billion native speakers, it is the most spoken language on earth. Moreover, China’s rise as a global superpower is making it an increasingly significant means of communication for people in Asia and beyond. These two reasons alone should be enough to convince parents to encourage their children to learn Chinese.