• What will I be learning in this 5-part workshop?

If you are just starting to learn to paint, or if you are rekindling an old passion in art, you shall start with the basics. In this 5-part class you will learn basic stroke techniques, how to work with ink  and tonality, wet and dry brush, combining ink with watercolor.  You will learn to paint one subject in each class, for example:

Orchids / Bamboo / Tiger Lily / Panda / Grapes

  • How often should I take the class?

This workshop offers a lot of flexibility to the learners. You can choose any day of the week (Tuesday through Friday) and weekend (Saturday), and select a time within the given time frames that the instructor offers. One class a week is recommended. Or, if you are an enthusiast, you can complete the 5 parts in 5 days all in one week. We will be happy to assist you to plan a schedule to suit your needs.

  • What art supplies do I need to purchase for this class?

The basic tools include Chinese or Japanese Sumi ink, Chinese brushes, watercolor, and paper (thin absorbent rice paper or Chinese mulberry paper). We offer a beginners < Art Kit > that can be ordered online, and additional supplies for advanced learners.

  • When can I sign up?

You can sign up as early as today. Once you have signed up we can arrange a 15 minute communication to go over scheduling, discuss the level of learning, and any other concerns. Start now, email to: paulinpodesign@gmail.com

  • What can I expect to gain from this class, can I learn if I have never painted before?

There is no better time to start now. Our instruction is easy to follow at any level. The overall goal is to participate in a creative process while staying socially connected. The benefits are often multifold ~ enjoyable, relaxing, and positively stimulating.

  • Who is this for?

This program is designed for beginner to intermediate level. Instruction will be adjusted according to the needs and interest of each individual. We offer something for anyone at any age, or anyone who can hold and use a brush properly. Individual lessons or group lessons are available for families with young children, teenagers, adults and seniors. There is no prerequisite other than willingness to learn and share.

  • Do I need to learn to use Zoom for these online workshops?

For those of you who are new to Zoom we will help you with sharing simple learning steps that are available on the internet. We will also allocate extra practice time to learn the technology. Back to Description page

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