Welcoming Spring with the Chinese Brush


Course Code: ACBP-sp23 Categories: , Tag:


We shall begin the class with a short review of the basic Chinese brush strokes through the practice of Chinese calligraphy which form the basis of Chinese brush painting. We shall explore brush methods for spring blooming flowers such as the Tree Peony, Azalea, Poppy and Wisteria. Our repertory will also include birds such as the Blue Bird, the Oriole; and insects such as the Bee and the Praying Mantis. Let us paint with hope and joy that the pandemic will be behind us soon. A list of required supplies can be found online in the class description.

Beginning and new 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.


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