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5-Day Live Workshop for two persons in Los Angeles[workshop1]

Five Day Personalized Workshops with Victoria and Henry Li in LA

Location: Blue Heron Arts home studio

19386 Waterfall Way

Rowland Heights, CA 91748


2018 Schedule*

Time: class from 9:30AM to 4:PM; after class activity and dinner from 4PM to 6:30PM. 


Dates:July 3-7(Tuesday to Saturday), 2018


Other dates to be arranged


*To register please select the period at the bottom of this page. Is other dates are available? Yes, if you have a specific travel plan please check with us as early as possible and we will add to the period list for you to order. 


Maximum Enrollment: FIVE(5)

*minimum: One(1). Due to the small class size of the workshop, please reserve your seat as soon as possible.


Total Workshop Cost: $1500 including tuition of one student plus a friend or family member who will also be a student, art supplies for in-class practices, lunches and 2 dinners*,  hotel boarding is NOT included.**


*The class fees include 5 variety homemade or catered lunches, one welcome dinner at a restaurant and a dinner party at the Li's house. Please let us know if you have a special diet and Victoria will do her best to prepare for you. Basic supplies used in the workshops are provided, including a stone seal you can take home for the name seal workshop.


**Please book your hotel reservation starting from the night before the class starts and to the night before the class ends at least. You may have to stay an additional night on the last day of the class.  


The hotel we recommend is Best Western or Quality Inn Suites, which are about 10 minutes drive from our home studio. Transportation to Blue Heron Arts studio is provided during the workshop.

QIRecommended Hotels:

Quality Inn and Suites,

1170 Fairway Drive

Walnut, CA 91789

Hotel website:

Tel. 909.594.9999


Best Western Plus Executive Inn

Closest Airports: Ontario International Airport and LAX(Los Angeles International Airport)

Workshop and Events Schedule

Arriving Day(check in the night before the class starts) 

Shuttle from/to LAX is as low as $20 if you book it online at

You might also use the more reputable Supper Shuttle(the rate is $51.00):

Day One: 

9:30am to 12:30pm (We will pick you up at the hotel lobby at 9:30AM)

Chinese Calligraphy and Seal Engraving Workshop

Victoria Li, who is a former Chinese as a second language teacher at university, will teach you how to write the basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy in standard/running/grass style. You will get an artist name in authentic Chinese, if you don't have one, and learn how to sign your name in Chinese calligraphy with helps from Victoria.

12:30pm to 1:30pm, Lunch will be provided.

1:30am to 3:30pm

Henry will do a workshop on the art of Chinese seal engraving. Step by step, Henry will start you with a chisel in hand to carve your own last name or initials on a 1.5cm x 1.5cm soapstone from start to finish. The stone is provided.



A Visit to a Local Chinese Antique Shop

7pm  A welcome dinner at a family favorite Chinese restaurant.

Day Two: 

9:30am to 10:00am Ba Duan Jin Qigong Practice with Victoria


Landscape Painting Workshop with Henry Li


10:00am to 4:30pm  (with one hour lunch break. Lunch will be provided.)


This 6-hour workshop is designed to provide an informative hands-on experience on Chinese landscape painting.  Henry's step by step explanations and live demonstrations will teach you how to paint trees, rocks, waterfalls, clouds and the moon. Henry will reveal some tricks to create texture and special effects.


4:30pm to 6:30pm

A Visit to Hsilai Temple  

7pm  Dinner at the Li's house with Victoria Li: Chinese noodle with Soy Bean Paste.



9:30am to 10:00 Ba Duan Jin Qigong Practice with Victoria

10:00am to 4:30pm (with one hour lunch break. Lunch will be provided.)


Flower and Birds Painting with Henry Li


10:00am to 4:30pm (Lunch will be provided.)


This 6-hour workshop will provide an enjoyable hands-on experience to the basics of CBP. You will learn how to handle the sumi ink and brush, the basic strokes and principles that will enable you to create free or spontaneous style Chinese brush painting with ease. Henry's detailed step by step explanations and live demonstrations will teach you how to paint fruits, the four gentlemen, flowers and birds. Henry will also share some tips on using the peach sap glue water.

*Basic brush set, rice paper, ink and color are provided. You may bring your favorite brushes or purchase the exact brushes that Henry uses in the demo in class..  



Arts and Frame Depot if you have artworks for mounting with silk brocade.


7pm  Dinner at the Li's house with Victoria Li: Steamed Buns with Stuffing.


9:30am to 10:00am Qigong practice


Gongbi(fine line) / Mogu(boneless) Painting Workshop with Henry Li

10:00am to 3:30pm  (One hour lunch break. Lunch will be provided.)


You will learn some Gongbi painting techniques on sized Xuan, which are very useful in free-style as well. In the end, Henry will go through the simple process of dry-mounting with silicone paper. You may choose one of your own paintings from last two days to mount.  



Free time for rest and replenish.


6:30PM  Dinner Party at Li's Home Studio: Pot Sticker and More. 


Dry and Wet Mounting Workshops

9:30pm - 12:30pm


Henry Li will show you the traditional wet mounting process and new dry-mounting techniques with silicone paper. 


Special Materials, Techniques

1:30am to 5:30pm 

Workshop exploring Chinese Painting Materials and Special Techniques with Henry Li at his home studio. Chances to try more than 30 kinds of rice paper and mulberry samples, dozens of different brushes, how to use glues and alum. Special tricks and tips to create various textures. 


7pm  Dinner at the Li's house with Victoria Li: Wonton Soup.



How to register: 

Please register at BHA website and make your payment as soon as possible to reserve your space.


Refund Policy: You may get full refund 14 days before the class starts. Please let us know as soon as your plan changes. 


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