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Chinese Brush Painting for Children
April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SDCHM is offering a series of three Chinese Brush Painting classes taught by Instructor Sylvia Hwa. Students will make ink from an ink stick using the ancient Chinese technique of grinding the ink stick on an ink stone until smooth, black ink is make. Using ink on rice paper, students will learn how to paint flowers, trees, natures scenes and a variety of animals. Each student will create a portfolio of their work to take home.
Students will benefit from this class, as its core objectives are to promote cultural appreciation, enhance observation skills and increase hand-eye motor skills. They will have plenty of time to practice the “basic” brush strokes of Chinese brush painting and apply these skills to various subjects. Those who take the class will also have an increased appreciation for nature and natural surroundings and they learn their intricacies and details via painting.
Instructor Sylvia Hwa holds a BA in English and Art from San Diego State University. She is a retired teacher who taught kindergarten through fourth grade for 32 years in the Lemon Grove School District. She has a competence and enthusiasm for Asian brush painting.
Classes will be three weeks in a row on April 28, May 5 and May 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. The series of three classes are bundled together for the price of $60 per student. Students may also sign up for single classes for $25.