Chinese Brush Painting

In Person Only

Instructor: Renee Vickery

Time: Fridays, 10am-12pm

Cost: Members $8 / Nonmembers $10

Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest artistic traditions in the world. Join instructor Renee Vickery in learning the beautiful brushworks and stylings of this ancient art.

In this class, students will be introduced to the basic brushstrokes and traditional techniques of Chinese brush painting. Students will practice holding and guiding their brush, experiment with varying degrees of pressure, speed, and ink washes, and learn traditional techniques to create an array of different effects.

In the beginner’s course, students can expect a broad introduction to the art of Chinese brush painting, including the most fundamental concepts, styles, and techniques. Weekly demonstrations of techniques as well as individual guidance and instruction can be expected. Artists of all levels are welcome!

Chinese brush painting is similar in style and technique to calligraphy. It is typically done with a brush dipped in black ink or other water-based pigments. As a result, paintings can be monochrome, colored, or mostly monochrome with eye-catching pops of color. In addition, the paintings were traditionally painted on rice paper or silk.

The expressive brushstroke style is known for capturing the inner spirit or essence of a subject as opposed to a highly realistic rendering. However, that’s not to say the painting style isn’t capable of capturing refined, delicate details. Chinese brush paintings traditionally depicted landscapes, animals, flowers, trees, and other scenes from nature.

Interested in trying your hand at the timeless art of Chinese brush painting?

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