Traditional Chinese Foot Binding Shoes
Term: 3 Year: 2011
The year six students were given a short discussion on the ancient Chinese custom of foot binding that began in
the tenth century and abolished in 1911 when China became a republic.
The students were then encouraged to sketch their own interpretations of a pair of traditional foot-binding shoes.
Their inspiration was drawn from looking at the traditional shoes and a pair that I had brought back from China.
The students explored the art elements of lines, form, colours and shape to produce their shoes.
Visual Art Teacher
Doncaster Gardens Primary School
Suitable for Level 4