Unforgettable summer art training class that year
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- Author:Zhang Zhong
- Time of issue:2011-08-09
In the summer of 1976, our county held a training class for art teachers in county primary and secondary schools in Yuyao Middle School. As a student in the art professional class of Yuyao Middle School, we also had the honor to participate in the training. The entire training was arranged in an orderly manner. We were overjoyed to be able to listen to and receive intensive lectures and guidance from many teachers with high art professional standards in our county and Ningbo during the summer vacation.
Qian Baizhi, the cultural cadre of the County Bureau of Culture and Education, was the head teacher of the training class. I remember that the training class specially invited senior teacher Liu Wenxuan from Ningbo Teachers College, who taught us the techniques of Chinese painting; teacher Hu Kuangyi from our school taught perspective; and teacher Ren Gang, Tang Chengbo, and Huang Maofu from the County Cultural Center Lectures on oil painting, human body structure and anatomy, color, etc.; Teacher Hua Xu from Jiangnan Middle School, Teacher Wang Yanzhao from Yuyao Normal School, and Teacher Wang Lianqi from Lubu Middle School also gave lectures on sketching, sketching, gouache, practical art and other topics; Language of Linshan Middle School The teacher Feng Zhenxue taught printmaking and woodcutting, which made me know Kollwitz, the master of German printmaking.
holds the mimeograph art materials exuding the fragrance of ink in his hand. Everyone focuses on learning the introduction of world art genres and famous paintings, as well as the definition and basic skills of various forms of painting. I am very happy and satisfied to be able to contact and learn a wide range of knowledge in a short period of time, to know so many enthusiastic teachers, and to be able to interact with many of the teachers and classmates I respect.
The scorching summer is hard to handle. In the Yuyao Middle School district, the teacher sweats in the lecture halls in the morning to teach us, and in the afternoon and evening everyone practice, copy and communicate in each classroom, always permeating a good atmosphere of mutual help and learning. These young teachers, both in their 30s and 40s, who are both teachers and classmates, have moved and influenced us by their tireless and hard-working spirit.
Although the summer training is not long and has limited mastery, it has given us a good start. I am very happy to study sketch and perspective. I didn’t have a book at that time. I borrowed and copied the facial expressions of the characters in "How to Draw Portraits" edited by Harding. The fifteen facial expressions and text descriptions in the book, such as happiness, anger, sorrow, and joy, were all ordered and bound by me. The book is still a reference material for my figure painting creation.
Through continuous tracing and bold outdoor sketching, I was able to start sketching relatively freely since the second half of 1976. It can be said that the cultivation of my sketching ability began in the summer school of 1976 in the art teacher training class of Yuyao County. Thank you for the organizers and co-organizers of the County Culture and Education Bureau, Cultural Center, Yuyao Middle School, and thank you all teachers for providing us with excellent learning opportunities.
After the training class, Sun Ping and I waited with Teacher Hu Kuangyi to send Teacher Liu Wenxuan back to Ningbo at Yuyao Railway Station. The scene of saying goodbye to Teacher Liu on the platform is still unforgettable.
35 years have passed, and my summer art training class has been my fond memory. Although I have been majoring in electronic measurement technology since 1978, art has become a hobby, but as I get older, my love for art has increased and I have become more involved in art creation activities.
—— Author: Zhang Zhong August 8, 2011
【Note: Published in the Supplement (Issue 668) of "Longquan Mountain" of Yuyao Daily on August 8, 2011. Original works cannot be reproduced without permission!】