Chinese Brush Painting

ART 821.11

Explore the spontaneous style of Chinese brush painting through hands-on step-by-step instruction in this workshop for beginning and advanced students alike.

Starting at $324.00
As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Use of rice paper, brushes, colors and ink
  • Subjects include floral, landscape and animals
  • For beginning to advanced students
  • Specific subjects vary by quarter

About this course:

In China, a flower is never merely a flower nor scenery merely a place; each has its legends, romantic stories, and symbolic spirituality. In this course, students explore the spontaneous style of Chinese brush painting through hands-on, step-by-step instruction. The course follows the Hsieh-I (Depicting-Idea) style developed by the traditional painters of the 11th century and specifically focuses on the Po-mo (Throw-ink) method: In order for a painting to show the vitality of nature, it must be executed in a lively way; hence, the movement of the brush is completed in a simple, dynamic, and powerful manner, as if the artist is throwing color and ink on the rice paper. Subjects include floral, landscape, and animals. Specific subjects covered vary each quarter. Topics include detailed instructions on appropriate use of rice paper, brushes, colors, and ink. For beginning to advanced students.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Mayee Futterman
46 days left. Enroll by May 15, 2020
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Estimated cost for supplies, excluding accessories, is $125; materials list sent via e-mail prior to first class.

Enrollment limited. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after May 15, 2020

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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