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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 Janet Harke's discussion Janet’s Practice Page in the group Discussion Groups
"Hi Janet, thanks for sharing your practices. I can see your rising energy in your brushwork and…"
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Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 54 Zoom Classes

This is a recording of the series that Henry taught in 2020-2021.This Zoom class will explore the…See More
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Rooster and Love Seal

I am continuing to practice daily with seals. The seal with the character Love on the oval stone is…See More
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Marie Viglas replied to Marie Viglas's discussion Lesson 6 Practice Number One
"All noted-thank you. Yes Now I see!! The tree is smaller than the figure. I will do some more…"
May 18
Marie Viglas replied to Marie Viglas's discussion question on Seal Script translation
"Oh wow this is the same poem that I used on my Chinese Lady Fan! I did not recognize the seal…"
May 18
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Marie Viglas's discussion question on Seal Script translation
"李白 《赠汪伦》 李白乘舟将欲行,忽闻岸上踏歌声。桃花潭水深千尺,不及汪伦送我行。 Presented to Wang LunLi BaiLi Bai on board, ready…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Marie Viglas's discussion Lesson 6 Practice Number One
"The composition is nice! I like the colors. But the ink tones could be tender in the background…"
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Marie Viglas replied to Marie Viglas's discussion First Attempts at seal carving-Marie Viglas
"Thanks Henry. The difference in the right side of the Yang and Yin was purely due to my mistake. I…"
May 16
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Marie Viglas's discussion First Attempts at seal carving-Marie Viglas
"Hi Marie, Both  of them are good. Your may clean up the background of the positive one if you…"
May 15
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Excellent blueherons! Henry   "
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Kyle Albers replied to Kyle Albers's discussion Kyle Albers Lesson #1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"My first attempt at blue herons."
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Marie Viglas replied to Marie Viglas's discussion Fans
"Good idea thanks"
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Discussion Groups

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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Marie Viglas's discussion Fans
"Why don't you get this bi-lingual book: https://amzn.to/4dyRNwD  entitled Poems by…"
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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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Lesson 6 Practice Number One 2 Replies

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Started by Marie Viglas in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Marie Viglas May 18.

question on Seal Script translation 2 Replies

Hi Henry,Please kindly let me know what the general topic of the seal script on this fan ? I am practicing it and wanted to add some artwork and don't know what would be appropriate: flowers, mountains, figures etc? Google translate does not…Continue

Started by Marie Viglas in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Marie Viglas May 18.

Second seal

I was hoping this one was going to be better because I spent 3+ hours on it. The stone was more difficult to carve and my initial design was not aligned correctly. I will sand off and do another. I find it is much better to carve during the day with…Continue

Started by Marie Viglas in Introduce Yourself! May 17.

First Attempts at seal carving-Marie Viglas 2 Replies

I enjoyed working on the positive and negative seals for the character "dragon". My hand is getting stronger and steadier and more controlled with the chisel. I need to work on making the ends of each stroke more clear, not pushing too hard and thus…Continue

Started by Marie Viglas in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Marie Viglas May 16.

Blog Posts

Rooster and Love Seal

I am continuing to practice daily with seals. The seal with the character Love on the oval stone is not good. I found the stone difficult to work with and even after 3+ hours of work the result is not good. I will sand it off and work on it again…

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Posted by Marie Viglas on May 18, 2024 at 7:41am

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

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