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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 36 Water Lilies

This lesson took two thousand miles and two workshops to complete in two cities: Portland and Los Angeles in July 2014. First, I started with a plein air painting session with beautiful water lilies in Lan Su Chinese garden; followed by a studio class on both Mogu and Xieyi styles simultaneously on sized and unsized Xuan paper. Back in LA, I completed this water lily series with a Gonbi style painting workshop and dry-mounted it on a silk scroll. If you are still confused with the different styles and papers mentioned above, please join this lesson now!  

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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Dry mounting
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
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John Jamison is now a member of Chinese Brush Painting Class with Henry Li
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
"Sr Pamela, in a blog posted I recently posted, you can see a photo (scroll down) of the artist…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
"Sr Pamela, the crinkled paper is painted with wrinkles and flattened after the painting is done…"
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"Well, you are right that unsized Xuan paper is like napkins or paper towels. You have to be…"
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
"Chris, thanks so much for your appreciation and encouragement."
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
"Thanks Henry.  I agree about the stem for the flower.  In the original it shows above the…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
"Can't wait to see your mogu. Did you see mine I posted a couple days ago? Let me know what you…"
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Chris Beltrand aka QFB replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Pamela's paintings. in the group Discussion Groups
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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.

$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. 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. However, we understand your concern. Please contact Henry Li if you have any problem with signing up or payment.

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.   

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

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.

Forum

Dry mounting

Started by Holger van de Vijver in Dry or Wet Mounting. Last reply by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH 34 minutes ago. 62 Replies

YT on Dry mounting by Henry:http://youtu.be/JzNeR6mf2Gghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qs33QAmOjs&feature=relmfu…Continue

Leasha's China Adventure

Started by Leasha aka CCA in World Travels and Live Workshops. Last reply by Linda An, aka CIAO on Sunday. 340 Replies

Hi everyone, here is the link for the first section of China Adventure prior to departing Australia.…Continue

Tags: Yangshou, Zhu, Mr, China

Tips on Seal Use and Maintainance

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in Poetry, Calligraphy and Seals. Last reply by Jennifer Utley on Sunday. 7 Replies

Q: How to make a perfect stamp with stone seal? What should I use to clean the seal? Should I cover the ink with plastic wrap? A: …Continue

吳冠南 Wu Guannan

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART on Saturday. 18 Replies

Wuguan Nan, born in 1950 in Yixing(the capital of clay pottery), Jiangsu. In 1962 started learning Chinese brush painting by copying the Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual. He taught himself after school of Shanghai lead by WU Changshuo, also…Continue

Blog Posts

NM sumi artist Bill Preston

Posted by Linda An, aka CIAO on September 21, 2014 at 8:00pm 12 Comments

Sumi-e/CBP is rare in NM, however there is an artist, Bill Preston, who lives an hour or so north of where I do. And today he was part of an open studio tour held in that area. So I had the pleasure of  watching him do a demo and getting to see…

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James Cahill

Posted by Linda An, aka CIAO on September 17, 2014 at 12:27pm 2 Comments

I had not known that the art historian James Cahill passed away last Feb. He was an amazing scholar/art historian of Chinese art. I think we have some of his videos posted in the 'southern song' lesson. Here is his…

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Proposed Changes on Membership Fee

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on September 2, 2014 at 12:30am 11 Comments

Hello Everyone,

It has been more than two years since we adopted the two-parted payment system for the ChineseBrushPainnting.Ning.com website: a general membership plus per class fees. I would like to thank your all for your continued…

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Trip to Tenessee

Posted by Robin Muscato on August 22, 2014 at 8:21pm 7 Comments

Hi everyone, my husbands family and I just went through Cade's Cove in Smoky mountain national park and saw 8 bears today. I saw a mamma bear and 2 baby bears run right in front of me.

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