Monday: Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy [Adults]

01/06/2020 12:00 PM - 02/10/2020 03:00 PM ET


Adult Classes + Workshops




Work on a new painting subject each week with bold calligraphy incorporated...(click on title link for more)

Teaching Artist: Jennifer [Zheng] Yuan
Adults: Mondays, 12:00-3:00 pm: 5 sessions
January 6-February 10 (No class Jan 20) (Snow date Feb 24)
$203 Member | $225 Non-member
Materials fee due to the instructor: $20
Price increases on January 13


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 beautiful and colorful nature images, while also incorporating bold calligraphy by using a simple kit, comprised of traditional ink brush, paint, and rice paper. Learn the techniques to paint a peony flower, bamboo, lotus, fish, mountains and water. You also will learn a brief history of Chinese Art in each class.

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 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. 

Jennifer currently lives in West Windsor. To find more about her artwork, please visit: