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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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Kathy Farber and Henry Li aka HEART are now friends
1 hour ago
Wynne Keller replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont Lesson 10 in the group Lesson 10 Lotus and Frogs
"Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them!  Wynne "
2 hours ago
Jean Pieper aka IPO replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s lesson 5 Peony practice in the group Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
"WOW Thank you for sharing!"
10 hours ago
Sheila Labatt joined Henry Li aka HEART's group
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Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons

Lesson 1: Introduction, Materials, Painting Orchids, Baby Chicks and Blue Herons.*If you visit this…See More
10 hours ago
Sheila Labatt is now a member of Chinese Brush Painting Class with Henry Li
11 hours ago
Kaori Adachi added a discussion to the group Lesson 4: Landscapes
14 hours ago
Kaori Adachi joined Henry Li aka HEART's group
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Lesson 4: Landscapes

Lesson 4: Landscapes Video Class and Critiques with Henry Li*If you visit this page for the first…See More
14 hours ago
Kaori Adachi replied to Kaori Adachi's discussion Kaori Adachi's Lesson 3 Bamboo in the group Lesson 3: Bamboo and Panda Bears
"Thank you, Mr. Li, for your good advice. You are absolutely right. My bamboo leaves tend to…"
14 hours ago
Terri Clermont replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont Lesson 10 in the group Lesson 10 Lotus and Frogs
"Hi Wynne.  Thank you for looking at my drawing and your comments!  I’m attaching a…"
15 hours ago
Ping Huang replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s lesson 5 Peony practice in the group Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
"Mr. Li,I put some of my mom’s paintings in 美篇, here is the…"
17 hours ago
Ping Huang replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s lesson 5 Peony practice in the group Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
"Thanks Mr. Li, good advise."
17 hours ago
Ping Huang replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s lesson 5 Peony practice in the group Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
"Thanks Mr. Li, good advise."
17 hours ago
Ping Huang replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s lesson 5 Peony practice in the group Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
"Mr. Li, I put some of my mom’s paintings in 美篇, here is the…"
17 hours ago
TImothy Hancock replied to TImothy Hancock's discussion Timothy Hancock's Lesson 1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Oops,  I think I sent that message without getting the pictures attached.  Here are the…"
20 hours ago
TImothy Hancock replied to TImothy Hancock's discussion Timothy Hancock's Lesson 1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Hello Henry. Here are some chicks and herons. I've been practicing the chicks a lot. They are…"
20 hours ago
Wynne Keller replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont Lesson 10 in the group Lesson 10 Lotus and Frogs
"Terri , I'm not familiar with the plants, but it feels like the bottom branch is too thin for…"
yesterday
Wynne Keller replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont Lesson 10 in the group Lesson 10 Lotus and Frogs
"I think the charcoal comes in different hardness, and we need the soft kind for this, perhaps that…"
yesterday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont Lesson 10 in the group Lesson 10 Lotus and Frogs
"Kerri, the design looks great!  No, I don't think the space is too large at bottom, yes,…"
yesterday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kaori Adachi's discussion Kaori Adachi's Lesson 3 Bamboo in the group Lesson 3: Bamboo and Panda Bears
"Good practice of pandas! Composition could be improved with less number and larger pandas. The…"
yesterday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kaori Adachi's discussion Kaori Adachi's Lesson 3 Bamboo in the group Lesson 3: Bamboo and Panda Bears
"Hi Kaori, my answer to your question "should we wait until that previous leaf/stalk dries…"
yesterday
 

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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: How do I register and pay for membership?

A: Just click on "sign up" to register your account. We take credit cards or Paypal. A payment gateway is integrated with this network which is very secure and you will get instant access to the classes automatically. If you have any problem with signing up or prefer a different payment method, please contact Henry Li.

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
Lesson 39: Goats
Lesson 40: Peach of Longevity
Lesson 41: Koi Pond
Lesson 42: Figure Painting with prof Luo Laiying
Lesson 43: Wei Zixi Style Landscape with Wei Li
Lesson 44: Grapes and Morning Glory
Lesson 45: Master Zhangs' Birds
Lesson 46: Dogwood
Lesson 47: Waterfalls
Lesson 48: Portrait
Lesson 50: Children Portraits
Lesson 51: Bubble Eye and Oranda Goldfish
Lesson 52:Lesson 52 Zodiac Rooster
Lesson 53: Poinsettias and French Elpes
Lesson 54: Monoprint and Wet Mounting with Lesson 55: Dogs
Lesson 56: Zodiac Pigs/Boars

New video classes will be added frequently on different subject matters or techniques, such as zodiac animals, humming birds, pouring ink style landscape, Gongbi 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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As suggested by Mr Li I will be adding my out of lesson practices here. The first is poinsettias. Continue

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Hi Henry, here comes the new one following your instructions. I still have the leaves too aligned at the bottom :) but I worked on the negative spaces, the composition, the ink (it's the same very thin paper). Many thanks! I look forward to…Continue

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I have often heard Mr Li say this," Don't focus on one leaf or petal focus on the whole picture." It's only recently that these words of wisdom have begun to unfold in my psyche revealing their message. I have come to understand that to…

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Posted by Ritu Khanna on June 8, 2019 at 7:43pm — 4 Comments

Lesson 1 practice

This is my first painting on semi treated Xuan paper... the ones before were way too smeary!

It is also my first time writing calligraphy (I can write with a pen only)

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Seeing Colour

This little post is an Ode to Seeing Colour!

I was first fascinated by pink skies in the paintings of Master Qi Baishi. I wondered and remained awed, mesmerized and bewildered. I asked my self how did he choose colour for his paintings and…

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