Sunday, July 15, 2012

Origami and painting with Kritstie

Kristie Ming T Ngo was amazing.  She and her daughter taught an intergenerational group the principles of origami.  We made several animals before the groups were separated.  Her daughter taught animals to the children and Kristie took over teaching adults and interested youth how to make origami flowers that we later placed on a paiting of a flower basket.  Kristie stated that Chinese-Japanese brush painting is her area of passion.  She turned my ugly basket into an art piece for my eyes and personal enjoyment of what we created together.

Kristie has been a teaching artist since 1993 and is an artist-in residence with the Art Council. She has taught all over the state of Oklahoma and Texas including in many library systems and summer camp programs. Her art has been exhibited at many art festivals and her paintings have won numerous awards. Her work, A Scissortail Returns, was show-cased for the Oklahoma Centennial Chinese Cultural Exhibition in 2007, and is now a part of the Oklahoma History Center Collection.

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