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ART 228 — The Art of Chinese Landscape Painting

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Apr 6—May 18
Time: 9:00 am—12:15 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 19
Units: 2
Tuition: $585
Instructor(s): Bobbi Makani-Lim, Felix Chan Lim
Limit: 17
Status: Registration opens Feb 25, 8:30 am (PT)
9:00 am—12:15 pm
Apr 6—May 18
7 weeks
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Apr 19
2 Units
Bobbi Makani-Lim, Felix Chan Lim
Registration opens Feb 25, 8:30 am (PT)
Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest living art forms in the world. Rooted in a rich tradition of more than six thousand 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, and materials used in Chinese landscape painting. There will be a class 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.

Bobbi Makani-Lim, Artist

Bobbi Makani-Lim has co-taught Chinese brush painting with Felix Chan Lim 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, Artist

Felix Chan Lim has participated in more than 140 art exhibits and has conducted more than 100 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.