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Brushstrokes of Chinese Painting

Artist Amy Da-Peng King will teach a workshop titled Brushstrokes of Chinese Painting. Participants will learn how to hold the brush, the posture while painting and how to express feelings through brushstrokes. The subject matter will be the “Four Classics” – Plum Blossom, Orchid, Bamboo and Chrysanthemum. Participants will create a small painting.

Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. It is an art form that focuses on more than just capturing a visual image. It is a process which delivers the image from the mind and inner being. The process serves to focus a person’s energy and expresses feelings through brush strokes. Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as Chinese calligraphy, and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used. As with calligraphy, the most popular materials on which paintings are made of are paper and silk. The finished work can be mounted on scrolls, such as hanging scrolls or handscrolls. Traditional painting can also be done on album sheets, walls, lacquerware, folding screens, and other media.

Amy Da-Peng King was born in Taiwan. She has studied Chinese brush painting with several masters in Taiwan at the age of 13. In 1979, she moved to California and studied fine arts at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where she earned a BFA Degree in Painting. During those years, she worked on integrating Eastern and Western art styles. To incorporate the Western watercolor method, she combines brighter and bolder colors, while using traditional Chinese brush painting techniques and materials. She prefers to depict her subject matter from nature that are both very familiar, and yet easily overlooked. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Redwood City Art Center.

Hands-On History

A series of hands-on workshops for adults held in the San Mateo County History Museum's Wells Fargo Learning Center.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
1- 4 p.m.
History Museum, Wells Fargo Learning Center
$10 for members;
$15 for non-members.
Price includes admission
Space is limited. To register, contact the Education Department at 650.299.0104, ext. 231 or email us. RSVP by April 5.
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