Chinese Brush Painting Class: Bamboo Plants
Saturday November 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Chinese brush painting is about nature. It is about expression to capture nature in its outward appearance and the inner spirit of a subject as well as the artist within. This class will cover the materials and techniques to seek out the simple beauty, harmony, a sense of tranquility and a gained serenity through practice of painting bamboo plants. Hopefully participants will realize that these basics will unlock not only how the image can be created but the essence of their creation within their mindset of the flow and movement by their hands on the paintbrush.
During this workshop the tools and materials will be discussed. In addition to understanding the brushes and paper an additional step will be taught and a requirement is necessary to start our program. Ink will made by the attendees utilizing Ink sticks and grinding bowls. It is essential to understand the process from start to finish of painting bamboo stems and leaves from grinding your ink. Understanding the value of how water and brushes and your ink are affected on paper and your capacity to enjoy the process and accomplishment of creating Chinese Bamboo brush paintings.
This workshop will cover types of brushes, ink, paper, bamboo painting techniques and discussion of placement of bamboo images on the final practice.
David Zoberis Sr. comes from two generations of artists. Both his grandfather and mother were accomplished artist specializing in cityscapes and clown portraits in downtown Chicago. Unfortunately, most of his family art has been lost over the years. But David never lost the passion that both his grandfather and mother displayed in their works. David learned perspectives from his grandfather combined with his mother’s application of color to become the artist that his today.
This free class is intended for ages 8 and up. Please register, as space is limited.
For additional information or help with registration, please contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.