Chinese painting is one of the oldest art forms of painting in the world. The key to learning and mastering Chinese art is understanding how to control a brush, and using different brush techniques to produce diverse and beautiful works of art. There are two types of Chinese Painting: Gongbi and Xieyi, which can be described as detailed painting and expressive painting, respectively. This lesson will be focusing on Xieyi, which is more expressive in Chinese painting.
Chinese Brush Painting
TIME: 10:30 - 11:30AM
COURSE ID: 13462
TERM DATES: January 11th, 2021 - March 13th, 2021 (no classes on Monday, February 15th, 2021)
Ailleen Pou has been practicing Chinese art since she was 10 years old. She developed a strong foundation in art techniques, and has become very adept at using art to express her ideas. She minored in Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in order to improve her technical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts and, most importantly, to find more inspiration for her own work. After all those years, she discovered that the fundamental idea behind most of her art is the beauty found in nature. Ailleen has been earning painting awards since she was 14 years old. These include: The New Talent prize for the 20th Collective Exhibition of Macao Artists, an honorary award in the Macao Science Center Logo Design Competition and the Macao Annual Art Exhibition in 2008 and 2009. She has also been exhibiting her work since she was 14. Select exhibitions include, Photography Exhibitions in Hong Kong and Macau and current work exhibitions at Uptown Waterloo Gallery. She has taught adults and children Chinese painting at the Uptown Waterloo Gallery, Grand River Chinese School and Gradation Canadian Club. Explore more at aileenpou.com.