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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Andy Lou- Sept. 10, 2022 9:30am-3pm

$160.00 CAD

Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting with Andy Lou 

Sept 10, 2022, 9:30am-3:00pm

Join renowned artist, Andy Lou for a one-day workshop exploring traditional and contemporary techniques of Chinese Brush Painting.   

Both traditional and contemporary techniques of Chinese Brush Painting will be introduced in this extensive workshop. 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 brushstroke control through the instructor's demonstrations, in-class discussions and by hands-on practice. 

This workshop will focus on the 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. 

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. 

A supply list is provided upon purchase of workshop. Supplies will be available for purchase from instructor. 

About Andy Shutse Lou, MFA  

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 

Please note: Contemporaneous health guidelines will be in place. Students must bring their own water containers as well as paper towels.

All classes and workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the workshop or class date, will receive a 100% credit.