ART 221 — The Art of Chinese Brush Painting
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Nov 7
Time: 9:00 am—12:15 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Sep 28
Instructor(s): Bobbi Makani-Lim, Felix Chan Lim
Live Online(About Formats)
9:00 am—12:15 pm (PT)
Sep 26—Nov 7
Bobbi Makani-Lim, Felix Chan Lim
Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest living arts in the world. Rooted in a rich tradition of more than five thousand years, it is a fascinating and unusual art form. Each brush stroke is a defining move that cannot be corrected. More often than not, the simplicity of a Chinese painting belies the complex and demanding process that the artist went through to produce it. This course introduces students to the philosophy, concepts, fundamental techniques, materials, and composition of Chinese brush painting. The course will focus on learning the basic brush strokes through the “Four Gentlemen” of Chinese art: the bamboo, orchid, plum blossom, and chrysanthemum. The application of these brush strokes to various other subjects will also be explored. There will be a class art exhibit held virtually toward the end of the course.
Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $40–$60 on these materials. This course will not be recorded.
Bobbi Makani-Lim, ArtistBobbi Makani-Lim has taught Chinese brush painting for many years and has organized several Asian-themed art exhibitions. She has been actively involved in developing teaching methods and courses related to Chinese culture and the arts.
Felix Chan Lim, ArtistFelix Chan Lim has participated in more than 150 art exhibitions and has conducted more than 110 lectures and painting workshops on Chinese brush painting over the past nearly four decades. He was an associate professorial lecturer in painting for ten years, and his paintings are in private collections around the world.
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.