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Purple Magnolia Gongbi Painting Workshop with Victoria Li 05/21

Purple Magnolia Gongbi Painting Workshop with Victoria Li 05/21

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Purple Wood Brush in the Mountain: A Gongbi Painting Class with Victoria Li

Immerse Yourself in the Timeless Elegance of Purple Magnolias through Gongbi Painting

Date: May 21, 2024
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm PST (3.5 hours) (12 pm ET, 5 pm UK, 6 pm Europe)
Location: Online via Zoom

Join us for a transformative artistic journey as we explore the captivating world of Gongbi painting with renowned artist Victoria Li. In this workshop, we will delve into the tranquil and mystical essence of the rare and revered purple magnolia, a symbol of nobility and subtle strength found in nature's quiet corners.

The title "山中紫木筆" (Shān zhōng zǐ mù bǐ) - "Purple Wood Brush in the Mountain" is inspired by the classical Chinese name for magnolia. This name was given because the bud of the magnolia flower resembles a Chinese calligraphy brush, poetically connecting the natural form with artistic creation.

Gongbi, a traditional Chinese painting technique renowned for its precision and delicacy, provides the perfect medium to capture the elegant forms of these magnificent flowers. Through this class, you will learn to articulate the fine details of the magnolia petals and the graceful posture of their branches, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this timeless art form.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Introduction to Gongbi Painting: Discover the foundational techniques and principles of this elegant style.
  • Focus on Purple Magnolias: Understand the symbolic significance and master the techniques required to bring these exquisite flowers to life on paper.
  • Calligraphy Practice: Refine your brush control through a session on various calligraphy styles, an essential skill for Gongbi painting.
  • Interactive Guidance: Receive personalized feedback and tips from Victoria Li to elevate your artistic expression.
  • Flexible Online Access: Join the workshop from the comfort of your own space via Zoom.

Prepare to embark on a captivating journey where the serene spirit of the mountains and the meticulous craft of Gongbi painting converge. Whether you're an experienced artist or a curious beginner, this workshop promises a profound artistic exploration, allowing you to engage with traditional techniques while embracing the poetic beauty of nature.

Detailed handouts and a list of required materials will be provided upon registration to ensure you are well-prepared to dive into the intricate world of purple magnolias. Secure your spot today and unlock the timeless elegance of this unique artistic experience.

 Supplies List (The cost are not included in the class fee. Please click on the links to order.)

  1. None-absorbent Sized Xuan Paper: For each workshop, we will use 2 pieces of 13.5’’x 9" sized Xuan paper. Cicada-wing-sized-xuan is highly recommended for easy tracing and getting sharper lines: https://www.blueheronarts.com/cicada-wing-sized-xuan-paper-gongbi-painting-27x545-p-2497.html
  2. Brushes:
  3. Color and ink:
  4. LED Light box: A4 size (optional)
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