For 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.

Introduction

Below is a link to an introductory video explaining the thought and methodology behind the dance of the eye and the hand. And a little about Bob’s background in studying and teaching Chinese brush painting.

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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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click here to download pdf for beginners Lesson 5

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

During the summer of 2020, suggested donation for each lesson is $10.

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