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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.

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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Moris aka Pulco's discussion Moris lesson 25 Southern Song D. Landscape in the group Lesson 25 Southern Song Dynasty Landscape
"Moris, Nice copies of Shitao. The last one with boat is my favorite - I like the background…"
9 hours ago
Henry Li aka HEART commented on Henry Li aka HEART's blog post Henry's Photoblog from Nanjing 2015
"Ozara, here is a new blog on the flowering Chinese crab-apple…"
9 hours ago
Moris aka Pulco replied to Moris aka Pulco's discussion Moris lesson 25 Southern Song D. Landscape in the group Lesson 25 Southern Song Dynasty Landscape
"Copy Shitao for experience beautiful painting."
15 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL left a comment for Ryan Kirkby
"Ryan, welcome on the class, there is lots here to learn and practise in lessons and many…"
16 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL replied to Doreen Bolnick's discussion Doreen Bolnick's Lesson 1 practice in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Doreen, just find out your page right now, your orchids are so beautiful ! you did a great job !…"
16 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL replied to Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng's discussion Carmen's Lesson 1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Carmen, your orchids practise is great, interesting to see in Wu Changshuo lively style ! your goat…"
16 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's lesson 13 in the group Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise
"Wynne, my favorite is your woodpecker on pine branch, love it !"
18 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL joined Henry Li aka HEART's group
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Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise

Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise Video Class, assignments and critiques with Henry LiSee More
18 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Holger's paintings etc. in the group Discussion Groups
"Lovely bird-eye landscape Holger with some details one can watch with attention..."
18 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL commented on Jean Pieper aka IPO's blog post Silk Road Tour online Denver Museum of Nature and Science Colorado
"Jean  thanks a lot for the link, I've already watched Xian and will go on the journey,…"
18 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL commented on Henry Li aka HEART's blog post Henry's Photoblog from Nanjing 2015
"Wynne I join you for the ducks, I am fan of them !"
18 hours ago
Ozara aka SOL commented on Henry Li aka HEART's blog post Henry's Photoblog from Nanjing 2015
"Henry, your photos are a wonder, thank you so much to share and I love Mr Zhang Zhenyin's…"
18 hours ago
Profile IconBourgeois, Ryan Kirkby and karen olmsted joined Chinese Brush Painting Class with Henry Li
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Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng replied to Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng's discussion Carmen's Lesson 1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Thank you for your attention, laoshi."
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Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng favorited Jean Pieper aka IPO's blog post Silk Road Tour online Denver Museum of Nature and Science Colorado
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Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng commented on Jean Pieper aka IPO's blog post Silk Road Tour online Denver Museum of Nature and Science Colorado
"Fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Jean!"
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Wynne Keller replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's lesson 13 in the group Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise
"Here is the bamboo and banana leaves composition. "
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Wynne Keller replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's lesson 13 in the group Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise
"For the bird on pine painting, I decided to do a woodpecker because they are familiar here in Maine…"
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Jean Pieper aka IPO posted a blog post
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Harold " Harry" Holder joined Henry Li aka HEART's group
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Lesson 18 Boneless Style Flowers and Birds Painting

Often painted on silk or sized Xuan rice paper, Mogu or boneless-style painting is in between xieyi…See More
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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 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.

New: Chinese Calligraphy lesson with Victoria

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

Lesson 38 Columbia River Gorge

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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Shi Tao

Started by Shay Wahl aka CSO in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Raul Angio on Sunday. 79 Replies

Shi Tao (simplified Chinese: 石涛; …Continue

Painting on the go

Started by Mike 善若圣 in Chinese Painting Materials. Last reply by Wynne Keller Mar 18. 13 Replies

Hello everyone, I have a question today, partially out of interest, partially out of practicality. I find myself painting on the go, and I like to have the ability to paint whenever and wherever I please. I always have a little kit with me to do so,…Continue

Hello!

Started by Ryan Dirks in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Ryan Dirks Mar 18. 4 Replies

Hello 同学们 (fellow learners), I had the opportunity to take a class with Henry and Victoria last summer in Portland.  It was a wonderful experience and I finally have the chance to continue learning Chinese brush painting.I'm also a student of…Continue

I am new to Chinese Brush Painting

Started by Steve McArthur in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Steve McArthur Mar 13. 3 Replies

I have just joined this class and am looking forward to it. I have been painting in oils but have been thinking of learning CBP for quite a while. One reason being the cleanup is so easy. I've never been to China but I lived in Japan for two years…Continue

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Question/request re finger painting video

Posted by Linda An, aka CIAO on February 28, 2015 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

Posting this here too. Please see my question in my…

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Henry's Photoblog from Nanjing 2015

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on February 27, 2015 at 3:00pm 44 Comments

The internet connection to this class site has been unstable…

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Lesson 41 "Koi Fish Pond - from digital photograpy to CBP" is coming!

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on February 11, 2015 at 1:00am 3 Comments

In this unique lesson you will learn how to use digitally enhenced  photography as a helpful tool to paint Chinese brush painting. Jerry Berry has been a photographer for 45 yearsTianhua. In this live workshop koi he shares with us the trick how…

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