Community Outreach Docent Art Talk — presented by Asian Art Museum
We all love the beauty and freshness of flowers, these gems of nature are very much a part of our lives. We present flowers for every occasion and every season, but do we know the meanings associated with each bloom? The Secret Language of Flowers in Asian Art is a beautiful and fascinating exploration of the symbolism conveyed by six iconic Asian flowers: the lotus, the plum blossom, the cherry blossom, the chrysanthemum, the rose, and the tulip. Since ancient times, flowers have been cultivated in gardens and highlighted in artworks, and the botanical properties of flowers have come to represent both human and divine qualities. Asian Art Museum docent Pauline Tsui will present a slideshow of artworks from the museum, and uncover the hidden language of flowers with focus on six specific flowers.
Japanese Furisode with floral motifs
Plate withTulip and Rose motifs,Turkey
Plum Blossom dish, Korea, 19th C Joseon dynasty
Lotus, painting by Yun Bing
Cherry Blossom, Japanese porcelain dish
Plum Blossom tray, China, 15th C Ming dynasty
Pauline Tsui has been a docent and architectural guide for the San Francisco Asian Art Museum since 2003. She has a BA Degree in Practice of Art and French Literature at Mills College; spent a year in Paris at the National School of Fine Arts; and earned her AAS Degree in Fashion Design & Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Aside from being a docent, Pauline teaches Chinese brush painting, and dedicates her spare time writing and illustrating children’s storybooks.
Chinese Painting Workshop with Pauline Tsui
When: Thursday, June 28th 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Where: Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary’s Road
Learn basic brush techniques to paint seasonal flowers and small animals using Chinese ink and watercolors. This workshop is for beginners and intermediate level learners. Everyone will create a simple artwork to take home. All materials will be provided, no prior painting skills is required. Space is limited to 20, contact the librarian 925-376-6852 for more information, or register online for this workshop.
Pauline Tsui is an artist and a docent of the Asian Art Museum. She studied traditional Chinese brush painting with renowned masters in China; and trained in western art styles in Paris and New York. Her East-meets-West approach to art brings passion and excitement to art lovers and appeals to a broad audience.
Art Making with Pauline Tsui —
Author and illustrator of a children’s storybook called ‘Grandpa’s Treasure Box’, Pauline is also an artist who teaches Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, and a designer of multi-cultural dolls and toys. Please join Pauline at the Orinda Library Pan-Asian Arts Festival and learn to paint flowers and zodiac animals and make a Chinese fan.
Where: Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA
When: Saturday, May 26 12:00 – 1:30pm
More: Join us in sharing pictures and conversations on our page — https://www.facebook.com/Painting-with-Pauline
Join Pauline to celebrate Asian Heritage Month — the following story reading, art making events, and brush painting workshops will be held between May 5th to May 26th.
Please contact the libraries for further information. Pre-registration is required for brush painting workshops.
Event Venues in the Bay Area :
|May 5, Saturday 2:00 – 3:30p
||San Mateo Public Library
||Story Reading: Grandpa’s Treasure Box
|May 10, Thursday 10:30a – 12:00noon
||Orinda, CC County Library
|May 19, Saturday 1:00 – 3:00p
||Ortega, SF Public Library
||Brush Painting & Slideshow
|May 22, Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30p
||Parkside, SF Public Library
||Brush Painting & Slideshow
|May 26, Saturday 1:00p
||Orinda, CC County Library
||Art Making (Rotary Club Pan Asian Festival)
Welcome Spring 2018!
Learn to paint with Chinese ink and watercolors, render flowers of the four seasons and small animals using a Chinese brush. This class is for beginners with no brush painting skills as well as intermediate learners who are interested to refresh their techniques and gain a deeper appreciation of Chinese art and culture. All art materials will be provided during class; students can opt to order their own brushes and art materials (tba see teacher).
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Dates: Wednesday mornings on 3/21, and 3/28
Venue: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Art & Science Room
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
Fees: $44 (2 lessons for two classes), $25 for each lesson
(pre-registration required, space is limited)
To register, send payment via PayPal
OR make a check payable to Paulinpo Design and mail to:
5855 Horton Street, Suite 723
Emeryville, CA 94608
Inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on our Facebook art page: https://www.facebook.com/Painting-with-Pauline
a free cultural event at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center
When: Tuesday, February 13, 2:00 — 3:00 pm
Where: Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Art and Science Room
Join us for a talk and discussion on ‘The Customs & Origins of Lunar New Year’ with artist and Asian Art Museum docent Pauline Tsui.
Find out how the spring festival is celebrated in Asia and the U.S. Learn about proper greetings for New Year’s Day, the familial festivities, meanings of food and lucky decorations.
After the talk, Pauline will demonstrate painting auspicious flowers and zodiac animals for a lucky banner. Participants will receive small lucky souvenirs (red envelopes with candies or lucky banners).
To register: https://www.lllcf.org/program/customs-and-origins-of-lunar-new-year/
Join us for a hands-on workshop celebrating the ‘Lunar New Year & Year the Dog‘. Artist and Asian Art Museum docent Pauline Tsui will talk about customs of the new year and demonstrate how to use a Chinese brush to paint auspicious flowers and zodiac animals. Participants will learn to paint a lucky banner and bring home an artwork to decorate their homes. All art materials will be provided. No prior art experience is required.
Date & Time: Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Place: Oakland Library, Asian Branch
388 9th Street Suite 190
Oakland, CA 94607
(This program is free. Space is limited. Registration is recommended)