Chinese Brush Painting - Workshop - Andy Lou - October 9th 10am to 3pm
Learning Objective/Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn the history and styles of Chinese Brush Painting, as well as understand the evolution of the contemporary Chinese Brush Painting to present day. Upon the completion of this workshop, students will be able to identify the major schools of Chinese Brush Painting, have basic control of Chinese brushes, use Chinese ink and colour to develop images of flowers and landscapes in free-hand style.
Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting Workshop
This workshop is designed for people who are interested in the oriental painting medium. Both traditional and contemporary techniques of Chinese Brush Painting will be introduced. You will learn about Chinese ink, rice paper, colour, texture, composition, and the aesthetic principles of Chinese Brush Painting. You also learn technical skills, such as loading the brush with ink and water, dry and wet brush stroke control through instructor's demonstrations, in class discussions and by hands-on practice.
This workshop will focus on creative exploration of the brush painting medium and expanding your visual vocabulary. You will be encouraged to explore contemporary styles by using this ancient art medium. Some experience in painting will help, but not necessary.
Please note that contemporaneous health guidelines are in place, and students will be required to wear masks during their class, which is limited to 10 students. Students must bring their own water containers as well as paper towels etc. Supply list will be provided upon purchase of the workshop.
Andy Shutse Lou
Master of Fine Arts
Andy Lou, a renowned full time artist in Victoria, B.C. was born in China and educated in the United States. He received his M.F.A. degree from the University of North Texas in 1988, majoring in Painting and Drawing. After his graduation, he has been offering Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting Workshops throughout Canada, the U.S. and China. In his paintings, Andy adapts a variety of techniques and thoughts from the West, but emphasize his oriental originality. Employing Chinese brushes, rice paper and ink, mixing with watercolour, gouache and acrylic, Andy creates visual statements of the landscapes of North America. Vibrant colour plays an important role in his art. He blends the old and the new to forge a contrast between ink and colour, between the ancient traditions of Chinese painting and the rapidly-changing world of Western art. Andy's mixed media, cross-cultural paintings have been exhibited and collected worldwide and he has received numerous awards, including the Juror's Choice Awards from the Sidney Fine Arts Show in B.C., the Third Prize Award from the Coast Collective Gallery in Colwood, B.C., Honourable Award, International Invitation Exhibition, Beijing, Certificate of Honour, Artists of Chinese Origin in North America Directory, Special Jury Award, Korea National Art Invitation Exhibition, Pusan, South Korea. Andy is also the author of Shi Bai Lou's Art and the co-author of three books on Chinese Brush Painting.