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.
This is my first collaboration class with my old friend Prof Kang Yuyi at Nanjing Univ. He is the founder of "art-geology," which perfectly combines his scientific knowledge in geology and artistic passion in landscape painting. In this lesson he took us through a virtual field trip to the scenic Yangtze River bank in Nanjing and then created a Xieyi expressionistic style landscape painting on a full sheet of Xuan paper, while he explained the history and techniques of Xieyi landscape painting in the whole process.
Have you ever realized how important it is to hold the Chinese brush in the correct way when you paint orchid or bamboo? Do you want to learn how to write a poetic title or sign your name in Chinese? Do you want to learn how to manage your breath correctly to write/paint lively calligraphic strokes? If your answers to the above questions are "yes", then this class is for you!
Individual attention to all levels. If you are a beginner, you will get a new Chinese name and learn how to sign your name in Chinese in standard or cursive styles; if you are an advanced student, you will learn how to write poetic inscriptions in Chinese on your paintings. Henry will also help to answer all your questions regarding signing and entitling your particular painting.
I. Basic Membership: Since we are a private network, everyone is required to pay this basic membership to enter the network. It is not a recurring billing plan so you will be prompted to pay once your subscription expires.
$21.00/3 months($7.00 per month)
$36.00/6 Months($6.00 per month)
$60.00/one Year($5.00 per month)
*The basic membership dose not includes Henry's online classes.
For none-student members this is the only fees you need to pay to get to communicate with other members, browsing the forum, open discussion groups, photo gallery, blogs, quiz and chat.
II. Pay per Class: $10.00/life time for each Henry Li's class.
This is a one-time tuition to enter each open-ended online video class. You pay for each class as you go according to your own learning paces.
**You need to maintain basic membership subscription in order to to access all your paid class.
Q: How much it cost to become a paid member?
A: This site welcome all CBP or sumi artists to join. There are two "Pay-walls"
So the cost may vary from person to person. You could join for a year for $60, and take all the classes; or just join for a month at $8 and take one class for $10($18 total), then pay for more time and class as you go.
Q: How much is your video class and how do you teach your class?
A: There is a $10/life time tuition. All 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 basic membership has expired, you need to pay for the general admission in order to resume access all your old classes which you have paid for before. You need to pay $10 to take each new class.
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 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
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.
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