Ngan Siu-Mui Art School ― Painting

Chinese Painting worshops offered in the artist's Studio
Montreal (Dorval), QC, CANADA

Phoenix Stamp, NganSiuMui.com Chinese Watercolor Painting Worshops
in Traditional and Lingnan School style

Nowadays, many are rediscovering the beauty of traditional Chinese arts and the benefits attached to practise them. Chinese saying: "Absorbed in painting, you know not old age is coming". Chinese painting is known to greatly benefit our mind and our body.

Chinese Watercolor painting classes are open to beginners as there is no previous training required. New and longtime students share the exciting voyage in the realm of Chinese arts under the guidance of the "Consummate artist who lives to teach others".

Students learn how to use their wrist, elbow, forearm ... to move the Chinese brush energetically with control. Ngan Siu-Mui shows how to use Chinese ink, pigment and watercolor paper properly. Your painting will show lively movement, energetic strokes, and likeness to the subject. The end result is a well balanced composition.

About the Painting Style of Lingnan School ― Master Chao Shao-Ang (趙少昂)i by Vanessa Lam

Chinese Water-colors
Chinese Watercolor painting, NganSiuMui.com Chinese Water-colors, NganSiuMui.com
Common pigments and traditional colors: burnt sienna, indigo, gamboge yellow, vermilion, emerald green, ceruse, cobalt blue, and some more.
Chinese Brushes, Ink Stick and Ink Stone
Chinese Painting Tools, NganSiuMui.com
How to choose and use the proper brush for painting different subjects. Some common brush types are: soft hair brushes, hard hair brushes, flat brushes, mixed hair brushes, worn out brushes, sharp brushes.
Chinese Watercolor Art Paper

How to choose and use proper Chinese watercolor paper for painting artworks. Popular art papers are: Raw Xuan paper, Sized Suen paper, Ma-Chih, Pei-Chih.

Traditional Chinese Brush Strokes
Chinese Brush Stroke, NganSiuMui.com
Learn how to use traditional Chinese writing techniques in watercolor painting. Master the brush to draw the proper sizes; create energetic movement; control the expanding of water; create proper shade for the ink and color.
Water and Color Merging Techniques
Merging Color and Water, NganSiuMui.com Merging Color and Water, NganSiuMui.com
How to add the appropriate amount of Chinese color to water in order to put layers on the paper. The techniques related to the application of water on paper play a very important part in the creation of outstanding watercolor painting artworks.
Chinese Ink Shading
Chinese Ink Shading, NganSiuMui.com Chinese Ink Shading, NganSiuMui.com
Skillful distribution of the Chinese ink produces many different shades, such as focal, dense, heavy, light and clear. Shades give a three dimentional effect to the subjects.
Chinese Watercolor Painting Composition
Bamboo under Moonlight, Lingnan School style, NganSiuMui.com
Create a stunning painting by using the Yin and Yang principles. These principles are based on elements like shapes and voids, heaviness and lightness, smoothness and cragginess, straightness and curviness, similarity and dissimilarity.

seal-fungcheung Schedule 2020, January to June

January 18, 25 ― Two Kois in Water Lily pond

Two Kois in Water Lily pond,  Lingnan School style, NganSiuMui.com

Febryary 15, 22 ― Wisteria and Birds

 Wisteria and Birds,  Lingnan School style, NganSiuMui.com

March 2 and 9 ― photo upload soon

April 6 and 13 ― photo upload soon

May 4 and 11 ― photo upload soon

June 8 and 22 ― photo upload soon