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ART 228 — The Art of Chinese Landscape Painting

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 8—May 27
Time: 9:00 am—12:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 21
Units: 2
Tuition: $560
Instructor(s): Betty "Bobbi" Makani-Lim, Felix Chan Lim
Limit: 17
Status: Closed
Please Note: Class art exhibit: May 20 – May 26.
On-campus course
9:00 am—12:00 pm
Apr 8—May 27
8 weeks
Drop By
Apr 21
2 Units
Betty "Bobbi" Makani-Lim, Felix Chan Lim
Please Note: Class art exhibit: May 20 – May 26.
Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest living art forms in the world. Rooted in a rich tradition of more than 5,000 years, it is a fascinating and unusual art form. Each brushstroke 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. Among all the subjects of Chinese brush painting, perhaps one of the most awe-inspiring is the landscape. Chinese landscape artwork often captures the artist’s expressions of the heart, mind, and soul through the renditions of scenery in China. This course introduces students to the philosophy, concepts, fundamental techniques, materials, and basic composition of Chinese landscape painting. There will be a group art exhibit at 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. The instructors will supply a materials list before the course begins.

Betty "Bobbi" Makani-Lim, Artist

Bobbi Makani-Lim has co-taught Chinese brush painting with Felix Chan Lim for many years and has assisted in the organization of several Chinese-painting exhibits. She has been actively involved in developing teaching methods and courses related to Chinese culture and the arts.

Felix Chan Lim, Artist

Felix Lim has participated in more than 120 art exhibits and has conducted more than ninety lectures and painting workshops on Chinese brush painting over the past three and a half 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.