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 will start our course with painting of the Bamboo. Afterwards, we shall learn the brush methods for the Plum, a late winter and early spring blooming plant; and the Narcissus and the Amaryllis, flowers from forced bulbs. We shall paint birds that appear in winter time, such as the Cardinal and/or the Crane, possibly against a snowy landscape. 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.
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.