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Art Festival

Nord Anglia Academic Olympiad China, 2019 Art Festival

We are pleased to announce the first ever Nord Anglia Academic Olympiad China, 2019 Art Festival on 7 - 9 November 2019. The festival will be hosted at the Hua Quan Village, located in Jiangxi, north of Shanghai, China.

Hua Quan Village is an art and cultural village located in Dragon Tiger Mountain, one of China’s most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The village was created as a place for people of all walks of life to create their own personalized journey of creative exploration. Spanning across 41 acres (165,000 square meters), Hua Quan Village is one of the largest art and cultural centres in the world and houses over 100 of the local artists.

Hua Quan Village Itinerary

It will be a week packed with activities, details of which can be found below:

 

Wednesday 6 November

TBC

15.00-16.00

 

16.00-17.00

17.00-19.00

Arrive at village and check into accommodation

Hand out event hoodies and branded process journals. Discuss workshops, behavior expectations, video diary and process journal.

Guided tour of village

Bao Yuan Chinese restaurant dinner

 

Thursday 7 November

7.00-8.00

8.30-9.00

9.00-11.00

11.00-12.00

12.00-13.00

13.00-15.00

15.00-16.00

16.00-17.00

17.00-19.00

19.00-20.00

Breakfast

Chinese Cultural Museum

Sketching Workshop

Visit artists shops (student discussion with artists in residence)

Lunch at Chinese restaurant

Photography Workshop

Process journal and video diary

Exercise time

Bao Yuan Chinese restaurant dinner

Feedback session on murals

 

Friday 8 November

7.00-8.00

8.00-12.00

12.00-13.00

13.00-15.00

 

15.00-16.00

16.00-17.00

17.00-19.00

19.00-20.00

20.00-21.00

Breakfast

Dragon Mountain Tour (photography/sketching brief)

Hua Quan Village lunch

Oil Painting Workshop (link with photography/sketching from mountain)

Process journal and video diary

Independent gallery visits

Bao Yuan Chinese restaurant dinner

Gallery feedback session

Night tour watching stars

 

Saturday 9 November

7.00-8.00

8.00-9.00

9.00-11.00

11.00-12.00

12.00-13.00

13.00-15.00

15.00-16.00

16.00-17.00

17.00-19.00

19.00-21.00

Breakfast

Tai Chi Class

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Browse murals (choose a mural and complete a study)

Lunch at Chinese restaurant

Ceramics Workshop (incorporate mural study)

Process journal and video diary

Chinese cooking and food history class

Bao Yuan Chinese restaurant dinner

Closing ceremony: Process journal reflection/video diary sharing/awards/certificates.

 

Sunday 10 November

7.00-8.00

8.30 onwards

Breakfast

Check out of accommodation and travel to airport

 

The event is particularly recommended for those students who are taking Art and Design for IGCSE or Visual art at IB Diploma. Younger secondary students who have a particular interest in art are also invited to apply for places.

Essential Information

Students and accompanying staff will all stay in the Hua Quan Hotel which has 142 premium rooms.

The fee for the trip includes all transport to/from airport-train station, all Hua Quan Village activities, all food over the festival time, event kit- Nord Anglia Academic Olympiad China hoodie and water bottle. 

Professional photos and videos will be taken during the Art Festival, which will be made available to all participants.

Interested students from the British International School Shanghai, Puxi should contact Rhian Dixon, the Head of Art for more information.

This event is hosted by Nord Anglia Chinese International School and open to all Nord Anglia Schools in the China Region.