We shall begin the class with a short review of the basic Chinese brush strokes through the practice of Chinese Calligraphy or the brush methods for Bamboo. Then we shall study how to use Chinese brush methods to render flowers such as the Gladiolus, Hydrangea, Oriental Lily and Water Lily that brave the summer sun. We shall also try our hands on painting birds and insects soaring in the sky and fish and other creatures swimming in the waters.
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.