Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

ART 821.11

Explore the wonders of spontaneous-style Chinese Brush Painting with hands-on, step-by-step instruction.

Starting at $354.00
As few as 1 day

What you can learn.

  • Demonstrate general knowledge, preparation, and proper use of Chinese Brush Painting materials including various types of brushes and rice papers; traditional Chinese inks, mineral colors, and western watercolors
  • Develop beginning skills to deliver brush strokes with fluidity, dexterity, and spontaneity including proper brush handling, sequence, and execution of strokes
  • Learn Chinese Brush Painting techniques to produce finished compositions including floral, creatures, and landscape subjects
  • Apply key principles of design and composition to produce original images

About this course:

In Chinese art and culture, a flower is never merely a flower nor scenery merely a place; each has its legends, romantic stories, and symbolic spirituality. Explore the wonders of spontaneous-style Chinese Brush Painting during this workshop with hands-on, step-by-step instruction. Founded on classical brush painting skills, techniques, philosophy, and subject matter, by the end of this course participants will learn the proper use of Chinese Brush Painting materials, develop fundamental brush skills, and apply Chinese Brush Painting techniques to produce finished compositions. Students will create hands-on artwork along with the instructor in this studio course .
Learn from Industry Leaders

"In brush painting (as in life), the first stroke is a 'happening.' The rest are a series of adjustments building upon previous ones. Whether one is undergoing a career change, enhancing skills, or engaged in lifelong learning, Chinese Brush Painting is an enlightening practice in embracing change."

Mayee Futterman
Additional Course Offering

We also offer a comprehensive 4-unit, 11-week course, Chinese Brush Painting (ART X 430), which provides an in-depth exploration of the theory, materials, techniques, skills and subjects of this classical art form. ART X 430 may also be applied to the Design Communication Arts Certificate as elective credit.

Fall 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Saturday 9:30AM - 4:30PM PT
Future Offering (Opens July 31, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Mayee Futterman
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood

Estimated supplies cost is $125. Click here for materials list. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after November 17, 2023
Sat Nov 18, 2023
9:30AM PT - 4:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 217

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