Chinese Painting worshops offered in the artist's Studio Montreal (Dorval), QC, CA
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.
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
Water and Color Merging Techniques
Chinese Ink Shading
Chinese Watercolor Painting Composition
Correspondence lessons adapted to individual level 50$cad + mailing fee for each lesson
For each correspondence lesson, you will receive:
Samples for calligraphy or painting sent by mail
Instruction notes for the techniques sent by mail
Videos that will illustrate the specific techniques used in a particular lession (sent by email)
There is no obligation as to how many correspondence lessons you might like to take in a year.
After four correspondence lessons, you will be eligible to join the WeChat art group of NganSiuMui Art School and then you will receive free videos and lecture notes related to Chinese calligraphy and painting every month. Please contact me (by email)
About the WeChat art group ― NganSiuMui Art School ―
The aim in setting up a WeChat group for NganSiuMui Art School is to encourage and help my students to practice and improve their Chinese calligraphy and painting skills. Continuous practice will embed the techniques into the body, and whatever the subject, it will be much easier to learn. It is a proper way to reach some kind of achievement.
I will use WeChat to post simple videos and art samples twice a month, so that students can follow the instructions/procedures in their practice at home.
Please read the following information to understand how to make use of this WeChat teaching program.
The program can never replace the workshops in my studio or the correspondence lessons.
If you are students living not too far from my studio in Dorval (Qubec, CA), you should keep on joining the workshops.
If you are students from far or even overseas, you may join the correspondence lessons.
Calligraphy subjects include Seal, Clerical, Regular, Running and Cursive scripts.
Painting subjects include the Four Gentlemen: Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum and Bamboo in the style of my master, Zhao Shao Ang, Lingnan School.
Please contact me to know more details about how to use your personal WeChat account. It is simple and helpful. Contact (by email)
Schedule 2019, January to June
January 5 and 12 ― Bird on Willow Tree; Bird on Red Leaves Tree
February 9 and 23 ― Two Birds and Pear Flowers; Two Birds under Moonlight
March 2 and 9 ― Bird on bamboo; 3 birds under moon light
April 6 and 13 ― Birds on red Plum tree; Birds on Plum tree
May 4 and 11 ― Chick and Worm; Bird with long tail
June 8 and 22 ― 3 Kois
July 13 and 20 ― 2 Cranes
The painting showed below is not yet finished. It is only the step 1 for July 13 workshop.
It will be finished with colors on July 20 workshop.
Participants have to take both lessons on July 13 and 20 for the subject.