UPDATE: Please note this class will be offered on Zoom this fall.
The exuberant summer has gone; now come the festive seasons of harvest and year-end celebrations. Come and learn how to use the Chinese brush/graphic technique to render fall and winter objects such as Corn and Squash; Chrysanthemum and Sunflower; Bittersweet and Amaryllis. We shall also learn how to paint insects such as Cricket or birds such as Cardinal. We shall begin with a short practice of either the basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy that form the basis of Chinese brush painting, or, the basic ink strokes of a bamboo painting. During each lesson, students can first study the real products from home (e.g. corn) or to view the objects from photographs. Then after a demonstration from the instructor, students will practice and complete their weekly painting with instructor guidance. Beginning and returning students are welcome.
Painting supplies for new students:
Order from: Oriental Art Supply: www.orientalartsupply.com
(It takes about 5 days for the products to arrive.)
Supplies to be ordered (approximately $60):
- Pre Series: Brush Set (4 brushes)
- OAS Practice Roll (Small)
- Chung Hwa Ink (100 ml)
- Marie’s Chinese Watercolor Set.
Please prepare water containers: e.g. a container with 3 segments, or 3 cups; a palette for water colors; and a piece felt to protect your table and painting.
Son-Mey Chiu (ED.D. Harvard University; Chinese Master Emerita, Boston Latin School) is a professional Chinese painter. She had taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Decordova Museum, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and other New England institutions.