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Welcome to the Chinese Brush Painting  online class with Henry Li!  This is a private art classroom of monthly video lessons. With paid membership you will receive personal critiques on your assigned practices and join private discussion groups on general topics, workshops and exhibitions. You will also enjoy the  online gallery, community blogs and live chat activities with inspiring CBP artists from around the world.

Lesson of the Month

Lesson 38 Columbia River Gorge

This field sketch was done at the Crown Pointe, Columbia River Gorge, Portland, OR on July 19, 2014. You will see how I have developed it into a landscape painting in a workshop setting. This lesson also includes several paintings inspired by the water falls along the Columbia River Gorge.

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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Henry and Victoria's Trip to China Nov 2-15, 2014
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Henry and Victoria's Trip to China Nov 2-15, 2014
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The new header picture with Nanjing city wall

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Paintings to Cards

"Beautiful work, anyone would love to receive such a gift. I tried making a few Christmas cards this…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Henry and Victoria's Trip to China Nov 2-15, 2014
"Grat panoramic photo on the top, and I also really like this one of you & the sketch. Sketch is…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Henry and Victoria's Trip to China Nov 2-15, 2014
"Thanks, Ozara! I like that panoramic picture that Leasha took for me too. Here  is the sketch…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Ozara, we can see your enjoyment of every moment from your sketches in China. Tea and…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Sweet photos Ozara. I am looking forward to seeing your peonies, maybe not flying but dancing in…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Well, at least they've been born, unlike mine :-) I'm sure yours will be ready to take…"
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"thanks Mary, my sketch is a happy kinda dancing cup, it was good time in this tea house with all…"
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"Mary, so great you take some time to paint every day, you have a natural way of discipline that…"
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"Yes Linda, I am working on my eagles every day, So far not really to fly yet."
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Members

Membership Fee Plans

Paid Membership: This website hosted by Henry Li is a paid-access network for all artists who want to learn Chinese brush painting. Please choose a membership option below. It is not a recurring billing plan so you will be prompted to pay once your subscription expires.

$20.00/Month
$45.00/3 Months
($15.00 per month)
$80.00/6 Months
($13.33 per month)
$120.00/1 Year
($10.00 per month)
$198.00/2 Years($8.25 per month)

*This is the only cost to watch all Henry's online classes 24/7, get critique on your practices, socialize with other members, browse the forum, open discussion groups, photo gallery, blogs and chat.  You have full control over your privacy settings in a very friendly community.

Membership Q&A

Q: How much it cost to become a paid member?
A: This site welcome all CBP or sumi artists to join and here is the membership cost depending on which plan you choose:

$20.00/Month
$45.00/3 Months($15.00 per month)
$80.00/6 Months
($13.33 per month)
$120.00/1 Year
($10.00 per month)
$198.00/2 Years($8.25 per month)

Q: How do you teach your video class?
A: All pre-recorded video classes are open-ended, available 24/7 all year round. In addition to instructional video classes, assignments and handouts, you will receive personalized critiques from Henry. His critiques on other students' practices are also proved to be very valuable learning resources.

Q: I don't have a Paypal account and don't want to open a new Paypal account, how do I pay?

A: Paypal is integrated with this network and it is a very secure and convenient way to get instant access to the classes. Please contact Henry Li if you have any problem with signing up or prefer a different payment method.

Q: I am a returning student, what do I need to pay?
A: If your membership has expired, all you need to renew your general membership in order to access all old classes and up-coming new ones(there is no longer per class charge). All your old posts are still under your account.   

Q: Can I download the class videos and view them off-line?

A: No. To purchase downloadable video lessons or DVDs please visit BHA online store.

Be Inspired by Chinese Brush Painting Master, Henry X. Li

Chinese Brush Painting Online Video Class with Henry Li

Join master Chinese Brush Painting artist, Henry X. Li, for a year round journey of online learning where you will discover, step by step, how to select and wield a Chinese brush, how to load it with ink and watercolors, and how to paint with various rice papers. Suitable for beginners as well as intermediate students, Chinese brush painting is an ongoing class you will not want to miss.

Master Li will discuss the basic foundational strokes and principles of composition in his video classes. To further enrich each of his student's learning experience, individual critiques are given in a class forum setting, with follow-up instructions in a hands on manner.

Students begin with the basic video lessons and practice. Subject matters include the classical "Four Gentlemen" - bamboo, orchid, plum and chrysanthemums, rose, wisteria and peony flowers, birds, animals and landscapes.

Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchids, Baby Chick and Blue Herons
Lesson 2: Plum Blossoms and Birds
Lesson 3: Bamboo and Panda Bears
Lesson 4: Landscapes
Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
Lesson 6: Rose, Wisteria and Cats
Lesson 7: Chrysanthemum and Rooster
Lesson 8: Landscape (the three Gorges of Yangtze)
Lesson 9: Monkeys
Lesson 10: Lotus Flowers and Frogs
Lesson 11: Chinese Dragon
Lesson 12: Camellia(in Gongbi style)

Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise

Lesson 14: Scots Pine and Squirrel

Lesson 15: Summer Fruits and Veggies(in Etegami style)

Lesson 16: Basic Elements of Chinese Landscape Painting

Lesson 17: Water Buffalo

Lesson 18: Boneless-style Flower and Birds on Silk or Sized Paper

Lesson 19: Misty Mountains in Neo-Fu Baoshi Style on Mulberry Paper

Lesson 20: Red-crowned Cranes

Lesson 21: Peacocks

Lesson 22: Carp, Goldfish and Snakes

Lesson 23: Magnolia

Lesson 24: Day Lily

Lesson 25: Southern Song Style Landscape

Lesson 26: Zen Paintings

Lesson 27: Lesson 27 Rhododendron and Poppies

Lesson 28: Gongbi Colored Landscape

Lesson 29: Three Variations of Phalaenopsis

Lesson 30:  Horses

Lesson 31: Finger Paintings

Lesson 32: Creative Methods of Xieyi Landscape

Lesson 33: Insects with prof Rao

Lesson 34: Shrimp and Crab in Qi Baishi Style

Lesson 35: Tiger

Lesson 36: Water Lilies

Lesson 37: Eagles

A new video class will be added each month with a new and different subject matter, such as horses, humming birds, pouring ink style landscape, or fine-line style flower and birds. Your learning experience continues month to month, and you are welcome to advance your training and practice at your own pace. Video's are viewable 24/7.

Students will receive access to a variety of enriching discussion groups, assignment and critique centers, and new monthly lessons.

 
Students who were surveyed said these things about Mr. Henry Li aka
HEART - "Henry Energetic Artist Responsive Teacher"
"The best part of my experience is [the] balance between learning, practicing, sharing ideas with other students, enjoying the workshop, and having
met Professor Henry Li"
The best part of my experience is Henry's wealth of expertise & knowledge and his generosity in sharing as well as his skill as a teacher. Also enthusiastic, involved, creative & supportive co-students."
"The best part has been the teacher, who is a master of what he teaches but also a master at teaching. Equally important was the support, participation, and community with the other students. I will be a continuing student, Henry's class has become an important part of my daily life, something I didn't expect to happen."

 

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About

Henry X. Li
aka HEART as in Henry Energetic Artist Responsive Teacher

Henry Xiaohui Li, as known by his artist name Ji-yi-lou-zhu, is the owner of Blue Heron Arts Co. in Los Angeles, California.

 

Trained in a time-honored tradition of art, Henry Li began painting in under Zhang Zhengyin, a master in Henry's hometown, Nanjing. He majored in Archaeology when he got into Nanjing University in 1977, and became a fellow of the Center for Oriental Painting and Calligraphy Study in 1983.

 

Being an online art teacher and art supplier, Henry has  found himself a full-time job with thousands of fans and students all over the world.

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Henry and Victoria's Trip to China Nov 2-15, 2014

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in World Travels and Live Workshops. Last reply by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH 14 seconds ago. 24 Replies

Hello everyone! We just had a wonderful trip to Nanjing. My father just returned from a 140 days stay in the hospital. He was so very happy to reunite with my mother and the family at home celebrating his 92nd birthday.…Continue

Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014

Started by Ozara aka SOL in World Travels and Live Workshops. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART 16 hours ago. 393 Replies

Hi everyoneAfter a week of rest and a few things here to deal, here I am to start the report of my first trip in China, itinary of 3 weeks that I tried my best to organize during 2 months before on the Internet and it gave good results as all has…Continue

Question re alum & mounting

Started by Linda An, aka CIAO in Chinese Painting Materials. Last reply by Linda An, aka CIAO 22 hours ago. 13 Replies

Henry or anyone, I was making an etegami card for a friend's birthday and had a weird thing happen when I dry mounted it. I had used alum for the moon (on single xuan) and it worked in terms of 'saving' the white circle from the sky washes.But when…Continue

Wang Wei the Poet

Started by Shay Wahl aka CSO in Poetry, Calligraphy and Seals. Last reply by Ozara aka SOL on Tuesday. 21 Replies

Henry carved a beautiful seal for Linda, after a poem by Wang Wei. Santo asked a question about the poem: I wonder who is the Prince of Friends?  Thanks for stirring my curiosity. Here's what I found online that is a nice introduction to this…Continue

Blog Posts

The new header picture with Nanjing city wall

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on November 21, 2014 at 9:05am 0 Comments

The new header picture was taken by Leasha at the Jiming temple Chan Tea House. In the background you can see the city wall of Nanjing, Xuanwu lake and Zijin Mountain. Nanjing just hosted the Youth Olympics last month so the Olympics logo there.…

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FUTURE CLASS SUBJECTS...IDEAS

Posted by Jean Pieper aka IPO on October 29, 2014 at 3:35pm 4 Comments

I'm just posting this as an idea area for future lessons or subjects that people would be interested in learning.



I hope you don't mind Henry...if you do not want ideas please delete this blog or I will.



*I saw grapes lesson… Continue

A Thousand Stitches Book is Now On Amazon

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on October 21, 2014 at 11:30pm 3 Comments



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I'm Behind but Still in Class

Posted by Shay Wahl aka CSO on October 5, 2014 at 6:29pm 42 Comments

Since I'm teaching again, I'm behind in lesson practices. In August and September I did beginner and intermediate classes. There are two more classes before the end of the year. Then I will be able to paint again in…

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