Date:      April 21, 2017, Friday

Duration:  10:30 am -12:00 noon, 1.5 hours

Event:   Learn the basics of drawing a Chinese painting; experience traditional Chinese culture.

Location:  京书房国学艺术学堂,3rd floor, No.29 Guang Qu Men Nei Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Meet up:   10:15 am at GUANGQUMENNEI Station( Subway Line 7), Exit B

Chinese Paingting ( Xuan paper painting) refers to paintings painted on Xuan paper or silk by ink and color, it is the main form of Chinese art. From the perspective of art history, paintings dated before the Republic of China are collectively referred as ancient paintings. Without determinative name in the ancient time, Chinese painting was commonly called as Danqing, mainly refers to the paintings on silk and Xuan paper which mounted on scroll. As opposed to Western styles of art, works painted in traditional style is called as Chinese painting, meaning “national painting.”

Four treasures of calligraphy and painting / 文房四宝:

Brush is a traditional Chinese writing instrument, made of animal hair.

Chinese ink, black pigment used for writing and painting, is made of materials including pine soot, lacquer and herbal medicine, etc.

Xuan paper,including unprocessed, processed and half processed, suitable for conveying the artistic expression of both calligraphy and painting.

Ink stone is made of special and rare stoneused for grinding ink.