Asian Brush Painting--Beginning
When executed with masterful technique, a single ink brushstroke is capable of conveying vitality, delicacy, and contemplation—the essence of Chinese philosophy and spirit. It is this “life force” or chi (pronounced chee) that the artist aspires to capture and express through brush painting. Unlike European-trained artists, those trained in traditional Chinese brush painting techniques do not try to create a realistic rendering of the external appearance of a subject, but instead seek to capture its inner spirit. The essence of the subject is retained in the artist’s imagination, and it is this image that is painted in a moment of spontaneous inspiration. It is thought to prevent dementia, promote longevity, and good health. A $25 supply fee will be collected the first night for all required supplies (2 brushes, ink, 60 sheets of rice paper).
Yoga expert, Catherine, designed this class. She has been teaching yoga for this community for more than 30 years. She has studied Yoga Therapy in Colorado and has worked with people who have physical challenges.