Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts recently invited folk artists to give lessons to 250 people responsible for intangible cultural heritage plans nationwide.
A total of 16 intangible culture inheritors brought their demonstrations and performances. The trainees as well as SIVA students got the opportunity to communicate with the artists on the culture preservation and publicity.
The lessons involved topics such as glaze and ceramics making, cultural brand promotion and carving. The artists also talked about how to integrate the traditions with the modern times.
SIVA is one of the first higher education institutions in arts to carry out the national training plan for intangible culture inheritors.
So far, the lessons have proved to be quite successful in sharpening trainees’ skills in protecting the country’s cultural heritages.