About the event
Our Chinese Painting Classes are held every Friday evening. Each class typically begins with a demonstration of a particular technique and subject matter (such as swallows, bamboo, wild orchids, plum blossoms, pandas, horses, and peonies). Our students will then produce at least one painting of that subject by the end of that class.
If you are a newcomer, during your first class our teacher will explain and demonstrate all the basics that you will need to get started. This will include an explanation of the different materials and a demonstration of how you should hold the brush and how to produce the different basic strokes. You will be given the opportunity to practice before producing your first painting. A course of at least four to six classes is recommended for beginners before they start self-practicing.
For our regular and more advanced students, we encourage them to provide us with feedback so that we can structure future classes to improve both their skills and understanding of the culture and philosophies behind Chinese paintings. For example, a few of our students have started learning Chinese calligraphy and seal carving.
Our Chinese painting class is dedicated to those who would like to learn traditional and contemporary Chinese painting techniques. The classes are informal and are suitable for students at all levels (including professional artists who would like to try a new technique). Consistent with the philosophies behind Chinese paintings, our aim is to make the classes fun and sociable so that you can unwind after your busy week and enjoy your weekend.
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