We will begin the lesson with a short practice of the basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy which form the basis of Chinese brush painting. Afterwards, we shall apply the brush methods for painting the traditional theme: The Three Friends of Winter. The three friends are the Pine, the Bamboo, and the Plum. They shall be put in a simple landscape setting accompanied by a crane. 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.