Opera Mask Making

Shenzhen EduCare au pairs enjoyed a fun afternoon making traditional Chinese opera masks!

The history of opera masks

One of the traditional art forms in Chinese culture, opera has been around for centuries and exists in a variety of styles across China.

Common to all are the brightly coloured opera masks, which represent a character’s personality, mood and role in the storyline.

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Opera Mask Painting

The Shenzhen au pairs enjoyed a relaxed afternoon painting their opera masks with brightly coloured designs and patterns.

Traditionally, actors would switch their masks round to represent a change in emotions during a performance, which some of the au pairs represented by wearing two masks, one on each side of the head! 

Fashion show

After a fun couple of hours painting, the au pairs put on their masks to show off all their hard work! 

They had each painted different designs and colours, resulting in a fantastic display!

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Want to experience Chinese culture first-hand while teaching English?

Our EduCare programs provide an unparalleled insight into Chinese culture, with a fully immersive homestay experience supplemented by language classes and cultural activities. 

In return for teaching the child of your host family English, and occasionally assisting with light housework, you will receive all this for free, as well as a small monthly allowance or flight tickets!

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