Alameda Free Library on January 11, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Celebrate Lunar New Year and learn to paint seasonal flowers, fruits, and zodiac animals. This workshop teaches basic techniques and promote cultural appreciation. Art supplies such as brushes, ink, and paper will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this limited space workshop. This is a family program for adults and teens, all levels such as beginners and intermediate are welcome. More…
Year of the Golden Rat, painting by Pauline Tsui
Pauline Tsui is an artist, a writer, and a docent of the Asian Art Museum. She studied traditional Chinese brush painting with renowned masters in Hong Kong; and attended Mills College of Oakland majoring in Practice of Art. For over 15 years, Pauline has taught brush painting and calligraphy classes at various community centers, public libraries and art museums. Her East-meets-West approach and methodical teaching style appeal to a broad audience in the Bay Area. More on Pauline…
At Orinda Library every second or fourth Monday starting February 10th, 2020
A workshop series to explore basic techniques in Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. This 2-hour program will enable participants to deepen their appreciation of Asian culture and enjoyment in art making.
Class meets Mondays once a month starting February 2020. Students will learn the basic strokes in Chinese calligraphy using brush and grid paper, write and speak simple phrases, learn their names in Chinese, and create finished artworks using a combination of writing and painting elements.
Place: Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way , Orinda, CA 94563 Tel: 925-254-2184
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dates: Mondays, February 10, March 9, April 13 and 27.
Note: Beginners level for Chinese and non-Chinese learners. All art materials will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Orinda Library, please sign up with library (call Orinda Library: 925-254-2034, Ian Richards) for each of the four workshops: Mondays, 2/10, 3/9, 4/13, 4/27.
Chinese Brush Painting and Chinese Calligraphy
In September, celebrate Mid Autumn Moon Festival with family and friends. Artist-instructor Pauline Tsui will read Moon Poems from the Chinese classics and teach participants hands-on techniques in painting seasonal flowers, fruits and animals. Participants will create an artwork to take home. Beginners level, all art materials will be provided. Registration required, space is limited. Contact librarians by phone or email.
||Dates & Time
||9/10 Tuesday @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm
||9/16 Monday @ 6:30 – 8:00 pm
||9/21 Saturday @ 11:00 – 12:30 pm
||9/10 Tuesday @ 10:30 – 12:00 pm
||9/23 Monday @ 4:00 – 5:30 pm
||9/21 Saturday @ 2:30 – 4:00 pm
|Half Moon Bay
||10/1 Tuesday @ 6:00 – 7:30 pm
||Poetry & Calligraphy
||10/17 Thursday @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm
||Poetry & Calligraphy
For October, Chinese Calligraphy for non-Chinese learners. Calligraphy is an art form that is closely associated with Poetry and Painting. Artist and instructor Pauline Tsui will share stories of the Origins of Chinese Writing and teach how to paint Chinese characters as an abstract art form. Learn how to read and write simple characters using ink and brush, participants will create a finished decorative wall-art to take home. Beginners level, all art materials will be provided. Registration required, space is limited.
Where: Orinda Library – 26 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563
When: Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dates: from August through December – 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 12/2
Explore the art of painting with Chinese ink and watercolors with artist-instructor Pauline Tsui. Learn to render flowers of the four seasons, small birds and animals. This four part series is for beginners interested to start a new hobby for relaxation, as well as intermediate learners to refresh their painting skills, and anyone who wishes to deepen their appreciation for Chinese culture.
Art materials will be provided. Registration is required, contact library to sign up.
This is a free introductory class, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Orinda Library.
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The Joys of Chinese Brush Painting —
During the May celebration of Asian Heritage, we invite you to experience the joys of brush painting by attending one of our hands-on art workshops. Participants learn how to appreciate Chinese painting and paint seasonal flowers and small animals. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have a finished art piece to take home.
This is a family program for beginners to intermediate level, no prior art skills is required, ages 8 to 80+ are welcome! Space is limited, contact individual libraries to register for the workshops.
|El Cerrito Library||6:00 – 7:30 pm|| 20|| |
|Moraga Library||1:00 – 3:00 pm|| 15|| |
|Ortega Library||2:00 – 3:30 pm|| 20|| |
Japanese Aesthetics and Kimono Refashioned — presented by Asian Art Museum Community Speakers Program
Embark on a journey of Japanese aesthetics as expressed in the country’s extraordinary art and culture. This talk will tie in with the Asian Art Museum’s Kimono Refashioned exhibition which explores the impact of Japanese kimono on world fashion from the 1870s to present day. Museum docent Pauline Tsui will present a slideshow of artworks from the San Francisco Asian Art Museum as well as beautiful dresses from the Kyoto Costume Institute.
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 10th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Place: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco,
3200 California Street, San Francisco
Free to public, pre-registration required. Click here.