Programme promotes children’s creativity by making traditional masks

A mask-making event for children was held at Hanoi’s Temple of Literature on September 4 as an event to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.


Children excited with their hand-made masks.

The event, jointly held by lecturers and students from the Vietnam Fine Arts University (VFAU), the Children’s Fine Arts Club and the Young Designers Club, attracted the participation of hundreds of children.

At the event, children had an opportunity to learn how to make traditional masks and try their hand at producing them by themselves. They also got to colour paper fans and were invited to take part in folk games.

According to fine arts researcher and VFAU lecturer Tran Thanh Hien, the event aimed to create a venue for children to experience traditional fine arts, to promote their creativity and to nurture their love for Vietnamese culture.

Seventh-grader Nguyen Cam Anh shared that she was happy she could make a mask by herself, saying that she would make more to present to all her family members for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

After the event, children could bring home their hand-made products. The organising board will also present a number of masks to children who are receiving treatment at the Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics./.



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