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A Month of Asian Heritage Celebration

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.

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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 Brush Painting
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)

 

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Painting with Pauline — interactive learning art workshops

Welcome Spring 2018!

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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:

Paulinpo Design
5855 Horton Street, Suite 723
Emeryville, CA  94608

Inquiries at paulinpodesign@gmail.com

Follow us on our Facebook art page: https://www.facebook.com/Painting-with-Pauline

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Customs & Origins of Lunar New Year –

a free cultural event at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center

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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/

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog

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.

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Date & Time:         Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 2:30pm4:00pm

Place:                      Oakland Library, Asian Branch

                                 388 9th Street Suite 190

                                 Oakland, CA 94607

                                 Phone: (510) 238-3400
(This program is free. Space is limited. Registration is recommended)

 
 
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Painting with Pauline — interactive learning art workshops

 

Welcome 2018!Bamboo Chinese Brush Painting

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 the first class; students can choose to order their own brushes and art materials during the first lesson.

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Dates: Wednesday mornings on 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/7

Venue: Art & Science Room, Lafayette Library & Learning Center,

              3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549.

Fees: $88 for 4 lessons, $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:

Paulinpo Design
5855 Horton Street, Suite 723
Emeryville, CA  94608

Inquiries at paulinpodesign@gmail.com

 

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Customs & Origins of the Lunar New Year

Art talk and demo at Portola Valley Library – Learning Center – Tuesday, January 30th, 1:00-2:30pm.

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 Pauline’s art teacher was Master Zhang Zhao Shi of the Lingnan School. Detail of a peony painting by Master Zhang.

 

Pauline Tsui will present a slideshow and talk on ‘The Customs & Origins of Lunar New Year’. Find out how the spring festival is celebrated in various parts of Asia and in the U.S. Learn the proper greetings for New Year’s Day, the familial festivities, meanings of food and lucky decorations.

After the talk, Pauline will demonstrate brush-painting auspicious flowers and fruits, and create a lucky banner i.e. the Year of the Dog to decorate the home.

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Chinese Jade: Stone of Heaven —

A community speaker’s lecture at your local libraries 一in September/October

Asian Art Museum docent Pauline Tsui will present the Story of Jade: with a brief introduction about the formation and classification of jade, to be followed by an appreciation of jade pieces (with examples crafted over thousands of years up till early 20th century China). She will focus on the symbolic and auspicious meanings of jade pieces, and finish with tips on identifying fakes and how to care for jade.

Pumpkin, prunus branch, with small dragonfly

Nature in Jade, jadeite piece from the Asian Art Museum

In China jade is believed to have life-prolonging qualities, many consider jade to be more precious than gold. Emperors admire jade; scholars praise jade; women use jade ornaments to adorn their beauty. Today around the world, beautiful jade jewelry and collectibles are still admired by many. In September, the talk will take place in Orinda, Contra Costa County Library; in October, the talk will be at the Sunset Branch of San Francisco Public Library. The content of the two talks will vary slightly, i.e. some of the example objects will feature a different time period.

Date/Place/Time:     (free to public)

September 28, Thursday Orinda Library 1:00 – 2:00p
October 26, Thursday San Francisco Library, Sunset Branch 6:30-7:30p