Saturday: Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy [Teens & Adults] at Whole World Arts
MarketFair Mall, 3535 Route 1
Princeton, NJ 08540
Teaching Artist: Jennifer [Zheng] Yuan
Teens & Adults: Saturday, 3:00-4:30 pm
$35 Member* | $38 Non-member
*Household member or higher for teens
Materials fee of $5 to be paid to the teaching artist at the start of the workshop
Workshop is held at MarketFair Mall, Whole World Arts
This Workshop is held at Whole World Arts in MarketFair Mall. Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy is an art form with thousands of years of history and is still widely used today. This class will show you how to paint in a Chinese brush style, while also incorporating bold calligraphy by using a kit that consists of a traditional ink brush, paint, and rice paper.
Materials fee of $5 to be paid to the teaching artist at the start of the workshop.
Adults are now required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 2 days of the in-person event or class. Classes, workshops, and events held in all spaces at the art center and Whole World Arts utilize an HVAC system supplemented with portable HEPA filtration systems. Classes and event seating 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, 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 spaces. 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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