Introduction to East Asian Brush Painting

This six week course is perfect for anyone who has never painted before, as well as those who have experience in other mediums who are curious about this ancient art form. Students will learn the age-old brush strokes of the Chinese Masters. As the technique is learned, the artist’s own feelings about a subject will flow onto the paper, giving the painting a life of its own. Over the centuries the materials essential for painting have remained the same.  Referred to as the Four Treasures, these materials consist of a bamboo brush, ink stone, ink stick and paper. Basic brush strokes will be taught as well as mounting techniques for handmade cards and completed paintings. Quality materials are included in the class fee. Note: Registration includes 2 Chinese brushes, ink stone, ink stick, rice paper, watercolors, felt, cards/envelopes, and mounting paste.

Instructor: Dawn Wicklow 
Enrollment: 10
Date: Thursdays, June 5 - July 10, 2014
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Cost: $175.00
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 167

Registration will begin on the following dates, and remain open until this class start date, or until this class reaches capacity:

  • FALL SESSION: August 1 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Dawn Wicklow recently moved to Ashe County, North Carolina, from Orlando, Florida, where she studied Chinese Brush Painting with Sharon Bennett, Terri Chin, and Yuming Zhu. Her art work has sold at various festivals, galleries, and stores in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Dawn has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and has enjoyed teaching many workshops over the years.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills, or until three days before the class begins. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Ashley Haass to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered. Contact information is at the bottom of the page.

Director: Eric Reichard, 828-262-6360

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