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Recording of Spring Orchid Gongbi Painting Workshop with Victoria Download[Spring_Orchid_Class]

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This is a Recording of Spring Orchid Gongbi Painting Class: 大龍迎春 (Great Dragon Welcomes Spring)

Embark on a Journey of Artistic Elegance and Cultural Enrichment

Join us for an extraordinary exploration of Gongbi painting, with a special focus on the captivating Dalong Orchid, also known as the Spring Orchid. This class, titled '大龍迎春' (Great Dragon Welcomes Spring) — aligning with the Chinese New Year on February 10th, 2024, also known as the Spring Festival — is a tribute to the enchanting beauty and symbolic significance of this flower in Chinese culture, especially in heralding the Chinese New Year of the Dragon. The sample painting for this class is featured on the February page in Victoria's Artful Orchid 2024 calendar, showcasing the exquisite beauty and intricate detail that participants will learn to capture in their own work. 

Date: February 13, 2024

Duration: 3.5 hours

Time Schedule by Region:

  • PST (Pacific Standard Time): 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • EST (Eastern Standard Time): 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • CET (Central European Time): 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Innovative Learning Experience for All Skill Levels

Under the expert guidance of Victoria Li, a master of Chinese art and culture, participants will dive into the world of Gongbi painting, experiencing the intricate techniques required to capture the delicate beauty and rich symbolism of the Dalong Orchid. Victoria's approach combines artistic skill with cultural insights, making this a unique and enriching experience for all attendees.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop is designed to cater to all levels. Victoria will lead participants through the traditional techniques of silk painting, ideal for rendering the vibrant and subtle hues of the Dalong Orchid. For those who prefer an alternative medium, sized Xuan paper will be available, offering another pathway to engage with this ancient art form.

Participants will not only learn about painting techniques but also immerse themselves in the cultural stories and meanings behind the Dalong Orchid, understanding its place in Chinese art and tradition. This holistic approach ensures a deep and meaningful connection with the subject, enhancing the artistic experience.

Supplies List (Costs not included in the class fee. Click links to order):

  1. Non-absorbent Sized Xuan Paper
  2. Sized wrinkle-free Japanese silk (optional) - Painting size: 11.5"x11.5". One foot equals to 3 piece.  
  3. Brushes: Seven-wolf-three-sheep brush, 3 Japanese-style Fine Point Liner Brushes
  4. Basic brushes
  5. Marie’s 12 color tubes
  6. Ink

Meet Victoria Li: A Connoisseur of Chinese Arts and Culture

Victoria Li, a former university Chinese language instructor and now a devoted teacher of calligraphy and Gongbi painting, brings her vast experience and passion to this class. Her diverse background as a orchid glower, musician, expert in Chinese cuisine, and Qi Gong instructor adds a unique depth to her teaching style. Her sensitive and refined approach to art makes her classes both engaging and accessible, irrespective of the participants' prior experience with Gongbi painting.

Additional Class Details

Upon registration, participants will receive the Zoom access code, and class handouts will be emailed on the weekend before the class. The workshop will be recorded for unlimited future viewing, and participants will have the opportunity for email critiques on their finished pieces.

Reserve Your Spot Now

Immerse yourself in the poetic and serene world of the Dalong Orchid. Discover the joy of Gongbi painting under Victoria Li's skilled guidance and embrace the timeless elegance and profound beauty of this esteemed flower. This class is more than just an art workshop; it's a celebration of cultural heritage and artistic expression. Reserve your spot now for this unique and enriching experience.


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