Friday: Chinese Brush Painting [Teens & Adults] at Whole World Arts
MarketFair Mall, 3535 Route 1
Princeton, NJ 08540
Teaching Artist: Jennifer [Zheng] Yuan
Teens & Adults: Friday, 1:30-3:00 pm
September 24 - October 15: 4 sessions
$132 Member* | $150 Non-member
*Household member or higher for teens
$20 Materials fees: due to teaching artist at the start of the class
Location: Whole World Arts, Princeton MarketFair Mall
Chinese Brush Painting is an art form with thousands of years of history and is still widely used today. This class will show you how to paint beautiful and colorful nature images, while also incorporating bold calligraphy by using a simple kit, comprised of a traditional ink brush, paint, and rice paper. Learn the techniques to paint flowers, animals, and landscapes. You also will learn a brief history of Chinese Art in each class.
Materials fee of $20 to be paid to the teaching artist at the start of the first class. Location: Whole World Arts, Princeton MarketFair
Covid Protocols: Classes and workshops held in all spaces at the art center and Whole World Arts utilize an HVAC system supplemented with portable HEPA filtration systems. Fresh air is introduced whenever possible. Classes are spaced appropriately to allow 3 - 6 ft. of social distancing. Acrylic barriers are utilized, as needed. Mask wearing is strongly encouraged for all adults regardless of vaccination status, and required for all youth classes. All our staff and Teaching Artists have been vaccinated. High-touch surfaces are wiped down regularly using certified cleaning agents. Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms. Youth visual arts classes have their own sanitized art supplies to be used.
About the Teaching Artist
Jennifer Yuan was born and grew up in Shanghai China. She came to the United States to study advanced science and technology. She worked as an IT professional and lived in the Philadelphia suburb for over twenty years. She started to learn Chinese brush painting from Mr. Huangxin (Derek) Wang at Guanghua Chinese School in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Over the years, different styles of artworks have given her inspiration to her art practice. Nature is her favorite theme. She has painted a variety of subjects including peony, rose, plum blossom, fish, trees, mountains, and water.
“There are feelings, emotions, and ideals in nature. Traditionally, they are perceived to symbolize character traits, good fortune, or dreamland. I find that they are still quite relevant today.”
Jennifer currently lives in West Windsor. To find more about her artwork, please visit: jenyuanart.com.Jennifer uses traditional Chinese painting brushes, ink, and a limited color palette to paint on very delicate rice paper. Her artwork was shown at various exhibitions in the Philadelphia area in the past. Recently her paintings were shown at the Cultural Heritage Exhibition at West Windsor Art Council gallery.
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