Introduction to East Asian Brush Painting -- Not Currently Offered

Asian Brush Painting - Wild OrchidThis six-week course is perfect for anyone who has never painted before, as well as those who have experience in other mediums and 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 provided 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.

Instructor: Dawn Wicklow 
Enrollment: 10
Time: 6:00 -- 8:30 pm
Cost: $235.00  High-quality materials are included in the class fee: two Chinese brushes, ink stone, ink stick, rice paper, watercolors, felt, cards/envelopes, and mounting paste.
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 11

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

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

 Click here to register
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 has studied Chinese Brush Painting with master teachers including Sharon Bennett, Lian Quan Zhen, and Yuming Zhu. Her paintings have received awards from, among others, The Virginia Highlands Festival Juried Fine Arts Show, Blowing Rock Art in the Park, and Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday Exhibits. Workshops include introductions to both East Asian Brush as well as Alcohol Inks, which she has taught at various venues from Florida to North Carolina. She is passionate about encouraging others to express themselves through art, and she loves seeing their excitement as they discover new opportunities of creativity. Dawn Wicklow Fine Arts

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

Director: Kathy Copley,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,, 828-262-6360

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program