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ART 243 — The Art of Peonies in Chinese Brush Painting

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Oct 16—Nov 13
Time: 9:00 am—12:45 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Oct 18
Units: 2
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): Bobbi Makani-Lim, Felix Chan Lim
Limit: 22
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
9:00 am—12:45 pm (PT)
Oct 16—Nov 13
5 weeks
Refund Date
Oct 18
2 Units
Bobbi Makani-Lim, Felix Chan Lim
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Chinese brush painting is considered one of the oldest living arts in the world. Rooted in a rich tradition of more than 6,000 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.

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 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 has participated in more than 165 art exhibits and has conducted more than 130 lectures and painting workshops on Chinese brush painting over the past nearly four decades. He was an associate professorial lecturer in painting for more than 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.