The artistic value and aesthetics of traditional Chinese temple architecture are mastered in the fine and delicate art show by the artists; and through the woodcarving art of exquisite craftsmanship and interpretation in order to achieve the effect of finishing touch, more manifesting the deep connotation of Chinese culture. The artist Yangji Cai adheres to the traditional woodcarving, willing to provide his learned technology, integrating the resources of volunteers to help letter writing and audio-video recording being compiled into the lesson plan book, expecting able to save the withering of traditional chisel art.
Traditional building schema is divided into the big wood masterpieces and the small wood masterpieces, and the lesson plan utilizes the chisel skills of the small wood masterpieces as a category. The subject matters by themes as " Carved Wooden Beams " in aquarium for "Courtesy and probity as a Family Heirloom", " Carved Wooden Beams " in characters for "Archery for Marry the Groom", window grilles for "Three Egrets play in the Lotus Pond", and other topics guide beginners to apply the chisel skills: the method of intaglio carving, protruding carving, shallow relief, deep relief, penetrative carving and so on. Through real woodcarving practices, academic principles, and historical allusions, learners are stimulated on the knowledge and skills of the woodcarving art.
This lesson plan step by step guides the initial contact learner with woodcarving, from the understanding of traditional wood art introduction, chisel background, building components, teaching meaning, traditional methods, and other aspects; in the preparation of practice, explanations in detail on wood selection, theme design, pattern layout, figure draft drawing, tool using and entity object exercises, etc. are done. Furthermore, including the National Woodworking Technology Union Database provide readers with not only references, but also a practical tool book, so that learners and the teaching can complement each other to achieve teaching objectives.
Key words : traditional chisel, small wood masterpieces , woodcarving , Yuan Guang (Carved Wooden Beams: wood-cut hogging erections) , Chuang Hua (window grilles: wood–cut for window decorations or partitions) , temple architecture , lesson plan.