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ART 243 — The Art of Peonies in Chinese Brush Painting

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Oct 7—Nov 11
Time: 9:00 am—12:45 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 27
Units: 2
Tuition: $510
Instructor(s): Felix Chan Lim, Bobbi Makani-Lim
Limit: 17
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on October 14; Class exhibit: November 4 – November 10
On-campus course
9:00 am—12:45 pm
Oct 7—Nov 11
5 weeks
Drop By
Oct 27
2 Units
Felix Chan Lim, Bobbi Makani-Lim
Please Note: No class on October 14; Class exhibit: November 4 – November 10
Chinese brush painting is considered one of the oldest living arts in the world. Rooted in a rich tradition of more than 5,000 years, it is a fascinating and unusual art form. Each brushstroke, the most fundamental characteristic of Chinese painting, is a defining move that cannot be corrected. The quality of the brushstroke captures the main essence of a painting.

One of the most revered subjects in Chinese culture is the peony. Known as the queen of flowers, it is treasured for its beauty and nobility. This course will introduce students to the philosophy and symbolism of the peony as a Chinese brush painting subject and will focus on the painting techniques, materials, and composition of peonies in Chinese art. There will be a group 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.

Felix Chan Lim, Artist

Felix Chan Lim has participated in more than 120 art exhibits and has conducted more than 90 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.

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.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.