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Chinese Brush Painting Class with Henry Li Winter 2024 Recording[Thursday_Class]

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Start Your New Year of 2024 with Chinese Brush Painting: Join us in person at the Joslyn Center, Alhambra, CA, or immerse yourself in the learning experience online via Zoom and YouTube.

Dates: Every Thursday from January 11 to March 21, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST.

Course Overview: Discover the elegance of Chinese brush painting - from the poetic Four Gentlemen to classical landscapes, flowers, birds, fish, and animals. Delve into artistic concepts and techniques that have stood the test of time. All skill levels are welcome to join.

Tentative Subject Matters (Suggestions Welcome):

  • Baby Chicks
  • Birds with Wintersweets / Yellow Apricot or Plum Blossoms
  • Cat with Iris 
  • Dragon and Horse
  • Peonies, Rose, bees and Butterflies
  • Crane with Pine
  • Wisterias with Goldfish, or Hummingbirds
  • Doves and Eagles
  • Shi Tao's Landscape Paintings and his painting theory
  • Fu Baoshi's Style Landscape
  • Water Creatures: Goldfish and Shrimps

Online Learning Journey: Zoom or Recording Engage in live sessions via Zoom or revisit the class at your pace with recorded sessions on an exclusive YouTube playlist without time limit. Enjoy the liberty to submit your artwork via email for personalized critiques, nurturing your artistic growth from the comfort of your home.

Registration: Choose your preferred course option (Zoom plus Recording or Recording Video) and add it to your shopping cart. Note: Zoom seats are very limited; please select the Recording option if you are not attending the live session.

Further Information: For questions, scheduling conflicts, or late registrations, we extend a warm welcome. Our commitment is to nurture your artistic journey, unfolding a world where art, culture, and creativity converge.

Unleash Your Creative Potentials: We cordially invite you to an enriching experience, weaving together timeless artistry and contemporary elegance.

Chinese Brush Painting Supplies Checklist:

Chinese Brush Painting Supplies Checklist:

3-5 Chinese Painting Brushes: Begin with a basic set of a soft brush, a stiff brush, and a small detail brush. Explore a diverse selection here.

Sumi Ink: Opt for bottled liquid ink or ink cake for convenience. Traditionalists may prefer an inkstick and inkstone, available here.

Rice Paper: We recommend semi-sized Xuan rice paper and mulberry papers for beginners, available here.

Watercolor Paints: Marie's Chinese painting watercolors or traditional color chips can be found here. Artist quality watercolor or gouache is also suitable.

A Palette and Two White Ceramic Saucers: Essential for mixing and holding your paints.

2 Water Containers: For rinsing brushes and clean water.

Felt Pad: Opt for white or light-colored synthetic or wool felt pad. Available here.

Paper Towel or Hand Tissue: For blotting and drying brushes.

Brush Rest: Preserve your brushes and keep your workspace tidy. Find options here.

Paper Weights: Secure your rice paper in place while painting. A variety of options are available here.

Seal and Red Ink Paste (optional): Start with your initials and consider ordering a personalized Chinese name seal from me later.

Student Value Package:

For your convenience, a curated student value package with all essentials is available here.

Refund Policy:
If, after attending the first lesson, you decide that the class isn't the right fit for you, you may drop the class and receive a full refund in the form of store credit (no cash refunds). This policy is designed to provide you with the flexibility to explore the course with confidence and peace of mind.

Please note that no refunds will be issued once the second lesson starts. This policy ensures that students are committed to the course and helps maintain the integrity and structure of the class for the benefit of all participants.


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