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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Art from China and Japan

Class Topic:

Art from China and Japan


(Overview & big concepts)

Look at a variety of artworks from the Asian collection, including ink paintings. Then learn how to prepare Sumi ink and experiment with ink drawings on rice paper of your own.

MFA Connections:

Ink paintings, Chinese house

Art-making activity:

Sumi ink paintings

Pre-tour group activity:


Follow-up activity:

take home worksheets with Chinese calligraphy characters


Created By

Sarah Arcotta