Date

Oct 17 2022 - Nov 03 2022
Expired!

Time

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost

$300.00

1017DW-CBP: Brush Painting (Oct.24,27,31 & Nov 3, 1-4pm)

 

Workshop Dates/Time: October 17, 20, 24,27 31 and November 3 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

Level: All
Materials Fee: See the supply list for the amount and explanation of materials fees

Download Supply List here

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

This ancient art form has been taught the same way for centuries using brush stokes for “The Four Gentlemen”: Bamboo, Grass Orchid, Plum Blossom, and Chrysanthemum. “The Four Treasures”, which are the ancient materials essential for painting which have also remained the same for centuries: ink stone, ink stick, rice paper, and Chinese brushes.

This workshop is perfect for anyone who has never painted before, as well as those who have experience in other mediums who are curious about this ancient art form. In this 3 week class (3 hours each session, 2 sessions per week) participants will learn basic differences between Eastern and Western approaches to art, how to use “The Four Treasures”, which are the ancient materials essential for painting which have remained the same for centuries: ink stone, ink stick, rice paper, and Chinese brushes.  Basic age-old brush strokes the Chinese Masters used will be taught through “The Four Gentlemen”: Bamboo, Grass Orchid, Plum Blossom, and Chrysanthemum. Mounting techniques for cards and completed paintings will complete the workshop.

As the technique is learned, the artist’s own feelings about a subject will flow onto the paper, giving the painting a life of its own. Use of excellent quality materials included in the supplies fee are: Chinese “Happy Dot” & “Best Combination” brushes; ink stone; ink stick; various kinds of rice paper; two cards/envelopes; mounting paste; and felt.

The following are common household supplies each participant is asked to bring:

Two small plastic, white or clear, water containers
Paper weights: 4 small rocks or paper weights to hold down sides of the rice paper while painting
Brush rest: something as simple as an empty toilet paper roll, or low smooth stone, which you can rest your wet brushes on
Palette…Not needed until the 3rd class, and a simple white saucer will do just fine if you don’t have a palette                                                                                
Ivory soap bar (solid, not liquid)

Please come dressed in something you don’t mind getting ink on.

 

 

 

 


Workshop Teacher