Asian Brush Painting--Beginning and Continuing
Adult Enrichment / Spark Your Creativity -
2021 Winter/Spring Adult
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).
Catherine began studying Asian art over 30 years ago. She first began learning under the well-known artist Mr. Lok Tok. Catherine still continues to take classes and workshops from many Asian artists. Her personal art pieces have been displayed at many art shows. Her passion for teaching includes art, language, and yoga.