Beginning Students:

Dance of the eye & hand: fundamentals of Chinese brush painting video lessons

10 video lessons by brush painter Bob Schmitt introducing the Fundamentals of Chinese brush painting.

These are intended for the beginning or novice student or for those wishing to sharpen their skills with the brush.

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A single lesson can be purchased for $20

or the entire Beginning series of 10 for $200.

Purchase of each lesson includes:
• unlimited use of the video lesson
• personal email critiques from brush painter Bob Schmitt
• a downloadable pdf handout including support materials and models for this lesson

Payment for video lessons and each accompanying pdf containing model and supportive materials can be made below with the Pay Here link to PayPal.

Lesson 1 of the beginners series includes:

• a beginner’s set up & materials list
• a very brief history of Chinese calligraphy
• the four treasures of the studio
• preparation for painting

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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 1

Lesson 2 of the beginners series includes:

• basic Li Script brush movements
• basic Li Script strokes model with stroke order

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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 2

Lesson 3 of the beginners series includes:

• beginning landscape painting
• painting rocks
• painting trees
• leaves as dots, circles
• painting distant pines

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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 3

Lesson 4 of the beginners series includes:

• use of brush: lifting up and pressing down
• connected Li Script strokes
• model with stroke order: basic Li Script

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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 4

Lesson 5 of the beginners series includes:

• painting a basic pine tree

• painting pine needles

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Lesson 6 of the beginners series includes:

• weight of strokes / speed of strokes

• Li Script wave strokes

• model with stroke order: basic Li Script

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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 6

Lesson 7 of the beginners series includes:

• painting basic mountain

•outline, shading, wash

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Lesson 8 of the beginners series includes:

• dating your painting with Chinese numbers
• model with stroke order: basic Li Script

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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 8

Lesson 9 of the beginners series includes:

• painting a mountain with dots
• practicing outline, shading, wash and dots

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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 9

Lesson 10 of the beginners series includes:

• thinking is beneficial couplet
• model with stroke order: basic Li Script

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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 10

To make payment for Bob’s distance learning videos, email critiques and PDF models, click on Pay Here button at top of page or below.

Click here for brochure with current instructional offerings and fee schedule.