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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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Grisot Estelle replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's lesson 25 Song landscape in the group Lesson 25 Southern Song Dynasty Landscape
"Thanks all ! Thanks Ozara for the good advice. For six years I use absorbent papers, and I enjoy…"
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Amber updated their profile
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Amber is now a member of Chinese Brush Painting Class with Henry Li
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's lesson 25 Song landscape in the group Lesson 25 Southern Song Dynasty Landscape
"Estelle, ohh very nice start with good axe-cut strokes, beautiful pine and soft background . Some…"
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's lesson 25 Song landscape in the group Lesson 25 Southern Song Dynasty Landscape
"Estelle, though not using Southern Song double wash, your first on unsized xuan is very nice, your…"
16 hours ago
Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's lesson 25 Song landscape in the group Lesson 25 Southern Song Dynasty Landscape
"Wonderful start. Looking forward to seeing the progress."
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Thank you very much Estelle, that will be so interesting ! Probably the composition acccounts for…"
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Mar Servera added a discussion to the group Lesson 27 Rhododendron and Poppies
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Wynne Keller replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's lesson 25 Song landscape in the group Lesson 25 Southern Song Dynasty Landscape
"Beautiful, I have no suggestions to offer, this looks great. "
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Teri Empey 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
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Teri Empey and Henry Li aka HEART are now friends
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Grisot Estelle replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's lesson 25 Song landscape in the group Lesson 25 Southern Song Dynasty Landscape
"Here is the beginning of the roll of Xia Gui, can you advise me to improve?"
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Grisot Estelle replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Hello Ozara, I am always worried when I share my feelings in an impulse. I'm afraid it's…"
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Teri Empey is now a member of Chinese Brush Painting Class with Henry Li
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Kayo Mizutani replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's lesson 3 practice , Bamboo in the group Lesson 3: Bamboo and Panda Bears
"Thank you for your suggestions, Henry Laoshi.  I will practice sumi bamboo more. I observed…"
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Boris Umanov replied to Boris Umanov's discussion Boris Calligraphy Practice in the group Basic Chinese Calligraphy with Victoria
"Thank you for your feedback! Unfortunately the progress is inconsistent, the next day I tried to…"
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Wynne Keller replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's Paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments. This tree really inspired me and I want to try again,…"
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Thank you Chuck, yes you are a pure sumi lover, I really like your work and experiments. I am more…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Boris Umanov's discussion Boris Calligraphy Practice in the group Basic Chinese Calligraphy with Victoria
"Boris, I strongly agree with your self-critique! The first two strokes are very well done! The…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's lesson 3 practice , Bamboo in the group Lesson 3: Bamboo and Panda Bears
"Nice pandas! Very nice composition. "
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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 49 Zodiac Monkey

Lesson 50 Children Portraits

Lesson 51 Bubble Eye and Oranda Goldfish

Lesson 52 Zodiac Rooster

Lesson 53 Poinsettias and French Elpes

Lesson 54 Monoprint and Wet Mounting with Plexiglass

Lesson 55 Dogs

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

Out Of Lesson Practices

Started by Ritu Khanna in Other. Last reply by Ritu Khanna on Saturday. 483 Replies

As suggested by Mr Li I will be adding my out of lesson practices here. The first is poinsettias.…Continue

Need Advice from my Fellow Painters

Started by Brady Hansen in Other. Last reply by Brady Hansen on Saturday. 6 Replies

I could not find anywhere that this seemed to fit so I'm going to post it here. I just received a commission to paint a Dragon and Phoenix composition, Gongbi. I've checked all the lessons and I cannot find anywhere that talks about how I would…Continue

Tags: advice, needed, scales, wash, separate

写意 xiě yì,to paint the idea, the spirit, the meaning, the intention, the sound of the heart

Started by Grisot Estelle in Chinese Painting Theory. Last reply by Linda An, aka CIAO Jan 14. 7 Replies

I observe and wonder a lot about the concept of yi 意. This notion seems to me essential in the painting that we practice. I would like to define it better. I also try to find how to present this type of painting in a simple way. How to call it?…Continue

Yudhi's Out of Lesson Practice

Started by Yudhi Gejali in Other. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Dec 5, 2018. 23 Replies

I have tried to paint something out of the lesson. I hope it is okey to post it here. Suggestions, Guidances and Opinions are highly appreciated. Thanks Shifu and All!1. "A Pure Mind, Thinks Deeply"…Continue

Blog Posts

Seeing Colour

Posted by Ritu Khanna on December 31, 2018 at 8:35pm 11 Comments

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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In Memory of Gini Newcomb

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on December 14, 2018 at 12:22am 7 Comments

I just heard the very sad news today from a mutual friend on Facebook that Gini Newcomb aka CLO Gini Newcomb aka CLO has passed away the day before yesterday. Gini has…

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted by Jean Pieper aka IPO on November 22, 2018 at 1:14pm 3 Comments

Today in my front yard :)…

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