Children's Art Class

This Spring Semester 2009 we will have a more formal class covering the following topics.

1. Choosing the right brush and how to hold it properly. How to wet the brush and use Chinese ink. 

2. Basic strokes for Chinese characters and painting. Wet and dry brush techniques.

3. Use of color in Chinese painting. Watercolor techniques. 

4. Using different papers and other mediums. Absorption differences and brush techniques.

5. Basic elements of Chinese painting, e.g., bamboo, rocks, birds, insects, trees, water, flowers, fish, horse, small animals etc.

6.Chinese landscape composition.

7. Balance of light and dark areas, yin and yang. The significance of the paper diagonal.

8. Abstraction techniques. Less is more. Why Chinese painting is considered abstract art.

9. Using Chinese techniques in expressionist painting. Line as Color. Color as Line.

10. How to draw faces and figures.
Time:  3:30 - 4:30 pm on Sunday Afternoons. Registration in Clearwater Chinese School required.
Instruction given by Tom Lacey.  (727) 455-1056