Traditional Chinese painting uses many of the same techniques as Chinese calligraphy. It is done by applying a brush dipped in black ink or special Chinese coloured paint (similar to those used in Western watercolours) on Xuan paper (more commonly known as rice paper).
Xuan paper comes in varying degrees of absorbency, and subtleties in paintings are created by controlling the amount of ink or pigment that is applied to a particular type of Xuan paper.
Our Chinese painting classes are held every Tuesday and Friday evening. Each class typically begins with a demonstration of a particular technique of traditional subject matter(such as swallows, bamboo, wild orchids, plum blossoms, pandas, horses, peonies, etc.).