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 dragonfly; bittersweet and cardinal; and amaryllis. We will begin with a short practice of: Either: the basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy which 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 they can experiment with brush methods for the renditions of painting objects. Following a demonstration from the instructor students will finish 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.
All Students: 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.