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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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Hope Park replied to Hope Park's discussion Hope's MSGM & Name Practice in the group Discussion Groups
"Here is today's practice session, 4/16.  After completing the first three rocks, I…"
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Dennis Kinkead updated their profile
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Hope Park replied to Hope Park's discussion Hope's MSGM & Name Practice in the group Discussion Groups
"Attached is today's practice session.  I tried to do the rocks beside slopes example on…"
yesterday
Hope Park replied to Hope Park's discussion Hope's MSGM & Name Practice in the group Discussion Groups
"Thank you Sifu Li! I will keep that in mind during my next practice session. "
yesterday
Kyle Albers replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Thanks for the tip on composition I will keep that in mind practicing them. "
Sunday
Kyle Albers replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Thanks I will keep working on bringing it in. "
Sunday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Hope Park's discussion Hope's MSGM & Name Practice in the group Discussion Groups
"The rocks are nice! If you are using the small weasel brush to sign you need to keep the characters…"
Sunday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"You chicks are very lovely! I would suggest that you group the three chick as if you would arrange…"
Sunday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Yes, it look much better than before. It could be even tighter. "
Sunday
Kyle Albers replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Another attempt at a group of chicks on semi sized paper"
Sunday
Kyle Albers replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Trying a group of chicks on unsized paper"
Sunday
Kyle Albers replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"I have been traveling for work and didn’t get as much time to practice as I’d like.…"
Sunday
Hope Park replied to Hope Park's discussion Hope's MSGM & Name Practice in the group Discussion Groups
"Thank you for your suggestion, I will try isolating the fan part as well as the dots. That is so…"
Thursday
Hope Park replied to Hope Park's discussion Hope's MSGM & Name Practice in the group Discussion Groups
"Hello Sifu Li, Here is today's practice. I did some rocks and Qi Baishi inspired…"
Thursday
Dona Gibbs 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
Apr 10
Dona Gibbs is now a member of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Class with Victoria & Henry Li
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CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING CLASS WITH HENRY LI SPRING 2024(ZOOM/RECORDING)[THURSDAY_CLASS] at Joslyn Center / Zoom / Recording

April 11, 2024 at 10am to June 20, 2024 at 12pm
Dates: Every Thursday from April 11 to June 20, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST.Course Overview: This…See More
Apr 9
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Hope Park's discussion Hope's MSGM & Name Practice in the group Discussion Groups
"As a signature I really like the dynamic balance and rhythm with your personality. The last…"
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Miryam Brand updated their profile
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Hope Park added a discussion to the group Discussion Groups
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Hope's MSG & Name Practice

Hello Sifu Li,I will post my Chinese character name practice as well as my practice efforts going…See More
Apr 8
 

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Membership Fee Plans

Paid Membership: Access Henry and Victoria Li's online platform for Chinese brush painting. Select a plan and pay once, as it's not a recurring billing.

  • $20/Month
  • $45/3 Months ($15/month)
  • $80/6 Months ($13.33/month)
  • $120/Year ($10/month) 
  • $198/2 Years ($8.25/month)

Members enjoy 24/7 access to all pre-recorded classes, receive critiques, connect with other artists, participate in forums, open discussions, view photo galleries, read blogs, and chat. You have full control over your privacy in a welcoming community. This is your only cost for all these benefits.

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.

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Hello from California 4 Replies

Hello,I first was introduced to Chinese Brush Painting during my childhood in Miami, Fl. I was fortunate enough to tag along with a friend at the time who took group classes. I learned Chinese Brush Painting with her for a few months and got up to…Continue

Started by Hope Park in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Aug 23, 2023.

Brush stroke templates

Can you suggest brush stroke templets thati can buy and practice ?thanks !Continue

Started by Muralidharan Ramabadhran in Flower and Birds, Fish and Animals Mar 12, 2023.

Posting Picutres from different lessons

If I post a pictures from different lessons what do I do? Just post them here? I don't see any active classes accept a very new one I participated online with this morning just to follow along!  I dont see an ability to interact with anyone.  It…Continue

Started by Lineah Lynne Gibson in Introduce Yourself! Feb 23, 2023.

Colour lightfastness and longevity of paper 3 Replies

Hi everyone,I was a member of the forum in 2020 but had a break and am back again, the classes and discussions were excellent and I learned a huge amount, thank you Henry, Victoria and everyone else. Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, I…Continue

Tags: lightfast, pigment, paint, paper

Started by Alice Angus in Chinese Painting Materials. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Feb 3, 2023.

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Mastering the Techniques of 'Mao': Wang Yuanqi's Unique Approach to Chinese Landscape Painting

In the context of Chinese landscape painting, "Mao" (毛, pinyin: Máo) is a term that represents the texture and thickness of natural elements like mountains and trees. Wang Yuanqi, a renowned painter of the early Qing Dynasty, introduced and…

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Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on April 12, 2023 at 1:35am

Sesshu Tōyō and the Power of Creative Deposits: Learning from the Masters to Enhance Your Own Artistic Style

Have you ever wondered how some artists can create stunning landscapes with just a few strokes of ink? How did they develop such skills and techniques? The answer might surprise you: they learned from the ancient masters.…
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Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on February 24, 2023 at 3:28pm

The Joy of Xieyi Painting: A Journey Through Chinese Culture

Xieyi painting, also known as literati painting, is a type of painting that embodies…

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Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on February 2, 2023 at 11:33pm

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