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Chinese Painting

Chinese painting is an ancient art that captures the world in deceptively simple strokes, yet manifests its complexity in mesmerizing beauty. Through subtle use of ink and water in different graduations: wet, dry etc., it strives to reflect the essence of nature, human beings and their relationship in a pure and harmonious fashion. Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as guóhuà (国画), meaning "national" or "native painting". It involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black ink or coloured pigments; oils are not used.  

 Chinese painting members will learn how to handle the Chinese painting brush, execute brush strokes correctly and artistically, control the flow of ink, and load the brush correctly with the different shades of ink. To learn brush control, the foundation of Chinese Painting, members will also learn the basic skills in drawing various landscapes, such as flowers and animals. It is a technically demanding art form, requiring lots of patience, concentration, great skills and years of training.