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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 Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Lesson 15: Lesser Blue and Green Landscape in the Ming in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Thanks, Ritu!"
2 hours ago
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's rocks in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Wynne, thanks for introducing this pine painting by Wu Zhen. I have not seen it before. I agree…"
2 hours ago
Ritu Khanna replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's rocks in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"V v nice Wynne. It looks rather challenging but you really have done a dear rendering. "
4 hours ago
Ritu Khanna replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Lesson 15: Lesser Blue and Green Landscape in the Ming in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Mr Li I love your painting, way more than the original. It’s more natural, and lighter and…"
4 hours ago
Wynne Keller replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's rocks in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Wu Zhen painting called Crooked Pine, 1335, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. I have…"
7 hours ago
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Lesson 15: Lesser Blue and Green Landscape in the Ming in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Above was the work in progress as see in the Oct 15 Zoom class. This is the final copy done…"
9 hours ago
Rick Campbell is now a member of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Class with Victoria & Henry Li
12 hours ago
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Kayo, The tree is beautiful! Your sparrows have good story. Please note that there is no dark spots…"
14 hours ago
Kayo Mizutani replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Hello. I practiced painting sparrows and Autumn tree. I love to see changed red and yellow leaves ."
14 hours ago
Kayo Mizutani replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise in the group Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise
"Thank you very much, Henry. I have to practice bamboo leaves and branches  more . I think…"
22 hours ago
Henry Li aka HEART added a discussion to the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
23 hours ago
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sylvia Guan's discussion Sylvia's landscape practice in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Sylvia, I would recommend online resources, anything artform you like would be fine.  "
yesterday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Emily Whittle's discussion Homework of rock painting in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Emily, thank you for sharing your work in progress! Your finished parts are superb copy of Tang…"
yesterday
Sylvia Guan replied to Sylvia Guan's discussion Sylvia's landscape practice in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Thanks Teacher Li!  I had a feeling that the colors in my painting were too warm. I'll…"
yesterday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise in the group Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise
"Hi Kayo, your magpies are very vivid after Setto or Xuetao's. I also like the roses. Your…"
yesterday
Kayo Mizutani replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise in the group Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise
"Hello,Henry.   I painted Setto's painting. I like his style, animals and…"
yesterday
Emily Whittle replied to Emily Whittle's discussion Homework of rock painting in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"I haven’t quite finished this piece but am posting it anyway. It was so challenging that I…"
yesterday
Catherine Larkin added a discussion to the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
yesterday
Daisy Lifton replied to Daisy Lifton's discussion Daisy - Little Birds in the group Lesson 18 Boneless Style Flowers and Birds Painting
"Thank you!"
yesterday
Henry Li aka HEART added a discussion to the group Virtual plein air painting class
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
Lesson 57: Amaryllis
Lesson 58: Rat and other Zodiac Symbols
Lesson 59 Gardenias

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"
"I cannot thank you enough for the online classes you offer to your students. You are truly making a difference to many of us. With your videos, handouts, extra demonstrations, and wonderful direct feedback with the lessons, you provide invaluable information for those of us to learn this style of art that would not otherwise have the opportunity.  I feel like I have grown a lot thanks to your teachings, and I am looking forward to many many years of painting and learning. "
"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 938 Replies

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

Started by Ritu Khanna in Other. Last reply by Linda An, aka CIAO Oct 14.

Yudhi's Out of Lesson Practice 27 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

Started by Yudhi Gejali in Other. Last reply by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH Oct 1.

sparrow and orchid 1 Reply

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Started by Alexandre Troncana Jorge in Flower and Birds, Fish and Animals. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Sep 20.

Charleen Landscape Lesson 9 - Reclusion in the Yuan Dynasty - Mimic Ni Zan 7 Replies

I love this painting.  It contains several lessons from our past Landscape Zoom Classes.  Continue

Started by Charleen McKinney in Trees and Landscapes. Last reply by Charleen McKinney Sep 7.

Blog Posts

Anyone know this painting?

Henry and All,

Are you familiar with this artist? I found this painting on the Harvard Art Museum site and the title says it's by Zhang Lichen (born 1939) 'Finger Painting of Lotus'. I really like it but I keep seeing a painting of grapes…

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Posted by Linda An, aka CIAO on May 8, 2020 at 4:41pm — 3 Comments

Zoom Meeting Proposal

Hello everyone,

Recently I have learned how to use Zoom to host virtual meetings so now I can review and annotating paintings in a video conference setting.  Zoom is free for participants. The only challenge is the time difference. At…

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Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on April 9, 2020 at 5:23pm — 10 Comments

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on December 22, 2019 at 11:27pm

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