Chinese Art and Brush Painting-Getting Started Ideas
Chinese Brush Painting is An Easy Art Project for All Family Members
Chinese Brush Painting is an easy to learn skill that even young children can enjoy. Using simple art materials that you may even have most of on hand, you can create beautiful artwork that is worthy of framing.
We used a kit to get started but then you are only limited by your imagination. We have done paintings as gifts, invitations to parties, and great work for our art portfolios using Chinese brushes and watercolors.
The subject of Chinese brush paintings is always nature. Favorite subjects are flowers, trees, fish, birds, and landscapes. Using simple brush strokes, the painter created a piece of artwork that is calming and refreshing.
The Four Treasures (artist's materials):
2. Ink stick
3. Ink stone
4. Paper - traditionally rice paper
Simple is Beautiful
The Art Of China
These links will help your child find more information on ancient Chinese art. We are using these along with a study of Marco Polo. Then we used the Chinese Brush painting to follow-up the study of the art of Ancient China.
- Ancient Chinese Art
This link gives you information about the different periods of art history in China.
Easy Projects Make Kids Feel Successful!
Chinese Brush Painting
We enjoyed a few days of Chinese brush painting using this book.
This kit has a book, paints, brushes, paper, and more for your family to use. There are enough materials for many paintings.
This was a lot of fun for the boys to work with...we had great results.
How To Paint a Tree
We enjoyed watching this video and then painting our own tree using chinese brushes and watercolors.
Painting Using the Kit Recommended Above
After one session of practice with the brush and paints, my fourteen year old son was able to follow the directions in the book to complete this painting. He really liked the results. I liked that it gave step by step instructions since this was a new art medium for our family.
I highly recommend getting the kit above.