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Interactive Workshop Series – Chinese Brush Painting

Lafayette Library & Learning Center

presents a three-part beginner/intermediate workshop that combines lessons on the historical development and popular motifs of Chinese brush painting with hands-on creation of finished works. All art materials provided, pre-registration required. Class size limited to 15 per class.

Part 1: Wednesday September 6, 1:00-3:30pbamboo painting

Brief history and development of brush painting schools in China; followed by painting the ‘Four Friends’ – bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum, plum blossom – using basic ink and wash painting techniques.

Part 2: Wednesday September 20, 1:00-3:30p

Discussion on the three main directions for brush painting in China: Figures, Landscapes, Flowers & Birds. To be followed by basic exercises to learn all three segments, and make one finished artwork.

Part 3: Wednesday October 4, 1:00-3:30p

A survey of the Hidden Messages and Auspicious Symbols in the decorative arts of China. After the talk, learn to paint a finished work with a Lucky Meaning to bring home.

Pauline Tsui has studied traditional Chinese brush painting since the age of 12. Later, she received a BA Degree in Practice of Art from Mills College, and an AAS Degree from New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Pauline brings a sensitivity to her painted works that reflect both eastern and western influences.

At this point ALL three sessions are full. To register to be added to the waiting list, go to: http://tinyurl.com/lafbrush3




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