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INDIAN TORAN

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Lynn Yuan

on 1 July 2016

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Transcript of INDIAN TORAN

TESTING INFO
BEFORE ALLOWING CHILDREN TO START DESIGNING THEIR TORANS, WE DISPLAYED ALL OF THE MATERIALS ON A TABLE FOR THEM TO SEE WHAT WAS AVAILABLE TO USE.
Then we gave each child a piece of white cartridge paper with the outline of the toran to sketch out his or her design.
We also had several books on India for children to look through in order to get ideas.
Children drew their designs on their papers, some choosing to draw geometric designs, and other choosing to tell a story.
TESTING PROCESS...
STEP #1: 'PRIMING'
INDIAN TORAN
AGE GROUP: 3-8 YRS
DATE: 24/04/16; 01/05/16
DURATION: 30-45 MINS EACH
LOCATION: BRISBANE CHINESE ALLIANCE CHURCH
PARTICIPANTS: 9 CHILDREN
- pictures of torans + compare and contrast
- prediction + facts about the use of torans

-to announce the changing of seasons
-to welcome people into their homes
-to celebrate a birth
-to honour festivals
-to welcome the gods


STEP #2:
BEFORE ALLOWING CHILDREN TO START DESIGNING THEIR TORANS, WE DISPLAYED ALL OF THE MATERIALS ON A TABLE FOR THEM TO SEE WHAT WAS AVAILABLE TO USE.
STEP #2:
we gave
very few
instructions so that children could be
imaginative
in their designs of patterns and use of symbols.
Once their drawings were complete, children selected and arranged different materials on the laminated template of toran, using their paper designs as reference.
Alternatively, some children chose to attach their materials onto their paper designs straightaway.
The completed torans revealed the different degrees of creativity and the personality of each child. We also got a chance to observe how devoted each child was to perfecting his or her work.
One problem we have noticed during our first testing was that the surface of the laminated sheet was too smooth for things to ‘stick’ onto. As a result, we found a lot of times children re-doing their designs since the materials kept sliding out of place.
Therefore, for our second testing, we purchased and cut different colours of felt fabric in the shape of the toran, in replacing the laminated sheets. AND IT WORKED WELL!
IMPLICATIONS FOR VENUE PLAN:
#1: As mentioned before, rather than laminated sheets, felt fabric would be displayed on the craft tables for children to manipulate and experiment with.
#2: according to our original venue plan, children are encouraged to use their paper designs as reference for making actual torans. However, some participants from our testings appeared to prefer arranging decorations straightaway on their paper designs, whereas others would like to make a new design, apart from their paper drawings, on the laminated/fabric versions. therefore, during the festival, we would give children the autonomy to decide how they would like to make their torans. Importantly, they are able to opt out of the workshop at any time of their own free will.
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