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Monday: Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Online [Adults]

10/05/2020 06:15 PM - 11/24/2020 07:45 PM ET


Adult Classes + Workshops




Create beautiful brush paintings each week with bold calligraphy incorporated...(click on title link for more)

Teaching Artist: Jennifer [Zheng] Yuan
Adults: Mondays, 6:15-7:45 pm: 8 sessions
October 5 - November 23
$216 Member | $240 Non-member


Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy is now online. This class will be both a one-on-one experience with Jennifer Yuan and a great opportunity to connect with other students with similar interests. You must have the internet on a device with a built-in camera to participate. Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy is an art form with thousands of years of history and is still widely used today. This class will show you how to paint beautiful and colorful nature images, while also incorporating bold calligraphy by using a simple kit which consists of a traditional ink brush, paint, and rice paper. Learn the techniques to paint a peony flower, bamboo, lotus flower, fish, plum flower, orchids, trees, mountains, and water, etc.

Materials List to be purchased by student: 

1) 3 Chinese painting brushes $8.20
2) 100g ink $6.92
3) 12 Chinese painting colors $10.99
4) Rice Paper $14.99
B) Other items needed:
1) 2 paint tray palettes similar to this kind 
2) 2 containers to hold water (for example plastic cup)
3) Used newspapers to lay on the table to protect the table surface from ink and color stain.

About the Teaching Artist  

Jennifer Yuan was born and grew up in Shanghai China. She came to the United States to study advanced science and technology. She worked as an IT professional and lived in the Philadelphia suburb for over twenty years. She started to learn Chinese brush painting from Mr. Huangxin (Derek) Wang at Guanghua Chinese School in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Over the years, different styles of artworks have given her inspiration to her art practice. Nature is her favorite theme. She has painted a variety of subjects including peony, rose, plum blossom, fish, trees, mountains, and water.

“There are feelings, emotions, and ideals in nature. Traditionally, they are perceived to symbolize character traits, good fortune, or dreamland. I find that they are still quite relevant today.” 

Jennifer currently lives in West Windsor. To find more about her artwork, please visit: uses traditional Chinese painting brushes, ink, and a limited color palette to paint on very delicate rice paper. Her artwork was shown at various exhibitions in the Philadelphia area in the past. Recently her paintings were shown at the Cultural Heritage Exhibition at West Windsor Art Council gallery. 



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