About this course
Chinese brush painting is part of over 2000 years of Chinese culture. Since the Song Dynasty, the four seasons have been represented by the “Four Gentlemen”: Bamboo, Plum Blossom, Orchid and Chrysanthemum. These plants will be the subject of our paintings. At the beginning of the course I will introduce the art supplies: Ink, bamboo brushes, rice paper, a watercolor set, mixing plates, felt and water containers. Each class will be focused on achieving different types of brushstrokes. The goal of the five week course is to have fun, be creative and make great artwork!
This course is currently being offered on demand. What this means is that as soon as you sign up, the course begins on a weekly schedule. Every 7 days from the time that you sign up, the next section will be available to you. This means the class is completely dependent on your own personal timetable that is started by you. The weekly schedule is meant to give you time to review the materials, watch the videos and practice as you desire. Your questions and thoughts about the materials can be discussed with Hsi-Mei on Zoom calls or video chats weekly on Tuesdays at 6pm (Eastern time). Alternatively questions can be posed on the website or emailed to Hsi-Mei directly.