Harvest & Celebrations in the Chinese Brush Style – Fall


Course Code: ACBP-1-1-1-1 Categories: , Tags: , ,


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.

Start Date: 09/27/21, 4 meetings
Class Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Day of Week: Monday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Son Mey Chiu
Status: Running/Openings