In Person Workshops:
5-Day Live Workshop with Henry Li in L.A. (2016)
1 Day Saturday Workshop at BHA Studio
Year-Round Class Online at ChineseBrushPainting.Ning.com
Join master Chinese Brush Painting artist, Henry X. Li, for a year round journey of online learning where you will discover, step by step, how to select and wield a Chinese brush, how to load it with ink and watercolors, and how to paint with various rice papers. Suitable for beginners as well as intermediate students, Chinese brush painting is an ongoing class you will not want to miss.
Master Li will discuss the basic foundational strokes and principles of composition in his video classes. To further enrich each of his student's learning experience, individual critiques are given in a class forum setting, with follow-up instructions in a hands on manner.
Students begin with the basic video lessons and practice. Subject matters include the classical "Four Gentlemen" - bamboo, orchid, plum and chrysanthemums, rose, wisteria and peony flowers, birds, animals and landscapes.
Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchids, Baby Chick and Blue Herons
Lesson 2: Plum Blossoms and Birds
Lesson 3: Bamboo and Panda Bears
Lesson 4: Landscapes
Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
Lesson 6: Rose, Wisteria and Cats
Lesson 7: Chrysanthemum and Rooster
Lesson 8: Landscape Painting(the three Gorges of Yangtze)
Lesson 9: Monkeys
Lesson 10: Lotus Flowers and Frogs
Lesson 11: Chinese Dragon
Lesson 12: Camellia(in Gongbi style)
Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise
Lesson 14: Scots Pine and Squirrel
Lesson 15: Summer Fruits and Veggies(in Etegami style)
Lesson 16: Basic Elements of Chinese Landscape Painting
Lesson 17: Water Buffalo
Lesson 18: Boneless-style Flower and Birds on Silk or Sized Paper
Lesson 19: Misty Mountains on mulberry paper
Lesson 20: Red-crowned Cranes
Lesson 21: Peacocks
Lesson 22: Carp and Goldfish, Water Snake
Lesson 23: Magnolia
Lesson 24: Day Lily, and Japanese Garden Bridge
Lesson 25: Southern Song Style Landscape
Lesson 26: Zen Paintings
Lesson 27: Lesson 27 Rhododendron and Poppies
Lesson 28: Gongbi Colored Landscape
Lesson 29: Three Variations of Phalaenopsis
Lesson 30: Horses
Lesson 31: Finger Painting with Prof Zhou
Lesson 32: Xieyi Landscape Painting with Prof Kang
Lesson 33: Insects with Prof Rao
Lesson 34: Shrimp and Crabs in Qi Baishi Style
Lesson 35: Tiger
A new instructional video is offered each month with a new and different subject matter, such as horses, humming birds, pouring ink style landscape, birds of paradise flowers, or outlined tree leaves. Your learning experience continues month to month, and you are welcome to advance your training and practice at your own pace. Video classes are accessible 24/7.
Students will receive access to a variety of enriching discussion groups, assignment and critique centers, and new monthly lessons.
Students who were surveyed said these things about Mr. Henry Li:"The best part of my experience is [the] balance between learning, practicing, sharing ideas with other students, enjoying the workshop, and havingmet Professor Henry Li"The best part of my experience is Henry's wealth of expertise & knowledge and his generosity in sharing as well as his skill as a teacher. Also enthusiastic, involved, creative & supportive co-students.""The best part has been the teacher, who is a master of what he teaches but also a master at teaching. Equally important was the support, participation, and community with the other students. I will be a continuing student, Henry's class has become an important part of my daily life, something I didn't expect to happen."
Admission: For info please go to ChineseBrushPainting.ning.com.
Student Kit: Here is a Check List and a Student Value Pak is available for sale.