It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.
Friday, August 15, 2008
The Chinese flowering chrysanthemum is a symbol of autumn and longevity -- it blooms when most flowers wither under the onslaught of frost and icy winds. Bamboo exemplifies integrity for it bends in the storm but does not break. In addition, its straight exterior and hollow culm, symbolizes humility and fidelity. In this class you learn to paint chrysanthemum and bamboo the Chinese way. You will also explore a number of Chinese characters that make up interesting sayings to go with the bamboo and chrysanthemum paintings. Writing Chinese characters not only gives insight into Chinese culture but can also be a relaxing and meditative practice for people of all ages to engage in.
Sally Yu Leung is an independent curator of Chinese decorative arts, collector, practicing calligrapher, and also a Commissioner at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. She has been a teacher of Chinese calligraphy and brush-painting at Pixar Studios for some years now. Last year she also presented in Café Botanique.
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