DescriptionThis beginner's class is a part of the program of the Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Workshop, which is aimed at presenting the major concepts of Chinese painting and calligraphy. The full program contains a main lecture of introduction, including the history, spirits and comparative studies, followed by a series of hands-on courses to help students accomplishing their own Chinese painting and calligraphy artworks. An exhibition accompanying this workshop will exhibit mostly the instructor's artworks and collections, as well as later on the students' own artworks. The instructor Mr. Peng will also illustrate the creation of a new piece of artwork as a performance in the opening reception of the exhibition. For this part of the whole program, Beginner's Class A, each student will be taught the following course materials: - Holding a Chinese bamboo brush correctly, freely and relaxed; - Familiarizing with water appear-able practicing pad, and Chinese rice paper; - Painting basic lines with a Chinese brush; - The usage of water and Chinese ink; - Writing of the Chinese character "Yong", "永", which contains the most important eight different elements for Chinese calligraphy; - Writing of Chinese characters for "Chinese Painting": "中国画", and other characters per students' interests; - Painting basic elements of bamboo, a symbolic Chinese character with a long history of appreciation for its spirits from the classic Chinese culture: bamboo leaves, bamboo branches, bamboo sticks, and bamboo joints; - Finishing a painting of Chinese bamboo; Of course, this is a highly interactive workshop, more materials can be covered by in-class requests. Final painting and calligraphy art works of students will be exhibited. The students of the five best artworks will be presented a calligraphy artwork from the instructor Mr. Peng as a gift. This class will cover the same course materials as the Beginner's Class B. However, if you have more background in fine arts, or would like to explore more of Chinese painting and calligraphy, you are encouraged to take the advanced class instead or at the same time.
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