Painting Year-End Images in Chinese Brush Style


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Please note: This class is now beginning on October 4.

Fall has come! The end of the year is approaching! We are beginning to prepare for the celebrations of the holidays. Let us use the Chinese brush technique to render fall and winter images. We are going to paint fall farm produce such as corn, cucumber and/or Chinese cabbage, accompanied by insects such as the Dragonfly and the Grasshopper. We shall paint winter images including the Bittersweet/the Holly, and the Poinsettia accompanied by birds in the Northeast such as the Cardinal and the Chickadee. We shall begin the lessons 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 will first view the objects from power-point presentations or study the real products (e.g. corn).  After a demonstration from the instructor, students will practice and complete their weekly painting with instructor guidance. Beginning and returning students are welcome.

Beginning and new students are welcome.

Painting supplies for new students:  Order from:  Oriental Art Supply:

(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.


Start Date: 10/04/2023, 4 meetings
Class Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Day of Week: Wednesday
Location: LCE Classroom
Instructor: Son Mey Chiu
Status: Running/Openings