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Chinese Brush Painting at Yu Ming

After school enrichment class for Grades  3 to 8, every Wednesday, 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm at Yu Ming Charter School, Oakland, CA

Learn basic skills in Chinese brush painting and calligraphy: students will paint flowers, fruits, and small animals using Chinese ink and watercolors. Lessons include ‘the Four Noble Flowers’, ‘the Three Friends of Winter’, ‘Zodiac Animals’, etc. The class is designed to help students develop creativity, enhance focus, and expand their cultural experience. All art material costs for brushes, paper, ink and colors are included in the course fees.

This is a beginners class, no prior painting skill is necessary. Children learn in a small size classroom and nurturing environment. The class schedule is made up of two sessions where each part is 9-week long, each class is an independent lesson. First day of class for session Part 1 is January 9th; last day of class for session Part 2 is May 29th.

Teacher’s Bio:

Pauline Tsui teaches brush painting and calligraphy classes at various public and private institutions — at schools, libraries, and art museums. Pauline is an artist, a writer, and a docent of the Asian Art Museum. She had studied traditional Chinese brush painting with renowned masters in Hong Kong, and attended Mills College of Oakland, National School of Fine Arts in Paris, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, to pursue degrees in design and western art. Pauline’s East-meets-West approach and methodical teaching style appeal to a broad audience in the Bay Area.

To learn more information and register for the class, click here.

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Birds and Flowers Ink Brush Painting: Art Demo and DIY

Ohlone Audubon Society Membership Event

Date:         November 6, Tuesday

Time:        7:30 pm

Venue:      Castro Valley Adult School ,4430 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley

Finches and bamboo Huizong-ZhaoJi_Met

Finches and bamboo painted by Emperor Huizong, Zhao Ji.  Photo credit – the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A special program for the bird watchers community to celebrate birds and nature with artist-instructor Pauline Tsui.

Express your hidden artistic creativity with hands-on brush painting after a
short slideshow. Learn how to paint birds and flowers. No prior art experience is necessary. All art materials will be provided. See more…

See more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S6PtvUwgMxxjc0vKCEZZJ9sVkVGN2chY/view

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Painting with Pauline at Moraga Library

Join us on November 1 for a Brush Painting Workshop, explore the joys of Chinese brush painting by learning hands-on how to create pictures with brush strokes, ink and colors. This workshop is for beginners and intermediate level learners. Participants will paint seasonal flowers and small animals. All art materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required, sign up with the Moraga Library’s online registration here.

Day:         Thursday, November 1st

Time:       1:00 – 2:30 pm

Where:    Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary’s Road

Chrysanthemum and Butterfly

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Autumn Moon Festival Brush Painting Workshops


An Art-and-Cultural Event for All Ages

Join us for a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, artist-instructor Pauline Tsui will present  Chinese brush painting workshops at San Mateo County Libraries through out the month of September. Find out about the customs and legends of the Autumn Moon, including stories about the Moon Goddess Chang Au and the jade Rabbit. Attendees will learn hands-on how to paint seasonal fruits, flowers, and small animals, each will create an artwork to take home. All art materials will be provided, space is limited, contact branch libraries to sign up. This is part of SMCL Mid-Autumn Festival/Events.

2018 – Chinese Brush Painting Workshops schedule:
September 8, Saturday Brisbane Library 10:00 – 11:30a
September 8, Saturday Atherton Library 2:00 – 3:30p     Full
September 12, Wednesday East Palo Alto Library 6:00 – 7:30p     Full
September 18, Tuesday Pacifica Sanchez 3:00 – 4:30p     Full
September 18, Tuesday  San Carlos Library 7:00 – 8:30p     Full
September 22, Saturday Millbrae Library* 1:30 – 3:10p     Full
September 24, Monday Woodside Library 1:00 – 2:30p     Full
September 24, Monday Belmont Library 6:30 – 8:00p     Full
September 25, Tuesday Foster City Library 10:30a – 12:00n     Full
September 25, Tuesday Portola Valley Library 2:00 – 3:30p
September 27, Thursday Half Moon Bay Library 11:00a – 12:30p   Full
September 27, Thursday Pacifica Sharp Pk Library 6:30 – 8:00p     Full

* The Millbrae Library event will include a 15-minute slideshow on the legends of Mid-Autumn Moon festival, with additional slides on the fundamentals of brush painting.

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Secret Language of Flowers

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.

Join us for a slide presentation on Tuesday, June 26 at 6:00pm, El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530.


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.
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Art Program at Moraga Library

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.

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Asian Heritage Month Continues – Paint a flower and make a Chinese fan

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