Chinese Brush Painting: A Hands-On Introduction to the Traditional Art

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Presented in an easy-to-understand way that is perfect for children, Chinese Brush Painting stays true to the traditional principles of the art as it explains how to create beautiful, unique, and creative brush paintings at home or in the classroom. Using more than 35 hands-on painting activities, Chinese Brush Painting and its array of projects will serve as an excellent introduction for young artists ages nine and up.

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Overview

Presented in an easy-to-understand way that is perfect for children, Chinese Brush Painting stays true to the traditional principles of the art as it explains how to create beautiful, unique, and creative brush paintings at home or in the classroom. Using more than 35 hands-on painting activities, Chinese Brush Painting and its array of projects will serve as an excellent introduction for young artists ages nine and up.

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"The text is fluid and graceful, an unusual combination in an instructional title, and the authors wrap succinct accounts of Chinese history and lore around their clear, step-by-step, illustrated instructions."—Booklist

"The ancient art of Chinese brush painting has recently become very popular and there are several fine books on the art available. Caroline Self and daughter Susan who studied art in college here offer simplified instruction for ages nine and up on painting orchids bamboo pines insects birds and landscapes."—Library Journal

Library Journal

The ancient art of Chinese brush painting has recently become very popular, and there are several fine books on the art available. The medium's simple elements make it appropriate for beginner artists, though mastery is as difficult as in any fine art. Caroline Self (art, emerita, San Diego City Schs. & San Diego Museum of Art) and daughter Susan, who studied art in college, here offer simplified instruction for ages nine and up on painting orchids, bamboo, pines, insects, birds, and landscapes. This instruction is followed by a chapter on mounting paintings for display. Recommended for public and school libraries. For adults, consider Kwan Jung's Chinese Painting Step by Step.


—Daniel Lombardo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804838771
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 640,626
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Self has studied Asian brush painting for 30 years. She holds a degree in art from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in art education and sculpture from San Diego State University. She has taught brush painting for over twenty-five years, and has studied traditional brush painting with teachers in Japan, China and Taiwan.

Susan Self studied art in college and on trips to Europe and Asia, often accompanying her mother. She has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from UC San Diego.

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