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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

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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.

Carp fish and peonies   May 5-Pauline Tsui v1  Pia-Dog-cherryblossom_1a

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!

orchids 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 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