何嘉雄老師 達拉斯書法國畫班

Chinese Painting, Sumi-e & Calligraphy Classes in Dallas, Texas

Taught by Dallas Chinese Calligrapher & Painter Joshua Hough

 

1. Schedules & Tuitions 

上課日期 學費

2. MUST & MANDATORY

嚴格規定事項

3. Where to Buy

哪裡購買

4. Calligraphy Tools 

購買文房四寶


5. Painting Tools

購買畫具

6. Pictures 

習作照片

 Updated: 11/01/2016


1. 上課日期 學費 Schedules & Tuitions

 


每期8週書畫班 (B班) ( 星期日下午, 上兩, 休一 )

Short-Term Eight-Week Classes (Class B)

Due to my public accounting job and schedules, Class A is temporarily paused. Class B is the only class available as of 11/01/2016.

Please contact Joshua at ArtsAndVirtue@MSN.com or (972) 571-5672 before joining your first class. 

 


菁英文化中心
Elite Art Center www.tpcaausa.org

902 Saint Paul, Richardson, Texas 75080  
(Just a quarter mile off Central 75 and Spring Valley, just next to Tam's Restaurant. Located in the center of Dallas near the intersection of 635 and 75.)

We usually meet on the second floor. Conference Room on the first floor is available whenever there are other activities. 

( 二樓大廳或一樓會議廳 - 視當天活動空間而定 )

 

 

星期日 3:30 - 5:30 PM, "基本上"連上兩週, 休一週, 如此循環. 8

但是如遇本人在外表演日期同一天, 上課日期則延後。

上課日期若有變動,網頁即刻更新。所以您若之前看過本網頁,請勿認為以下所列上課日期固定不變。

正確的日期與時間,應以本網頁及星期四晚上的電郵或簡訊為準。

欲加入本書畫班 ( B) 請先電郵 ArtsAndVirtue@MSN.com  或電話 告知

稍晚加入的學生,可按比例繳交學費

若缺席,不補課. 菁英藝術中心規定: 缺席照算學費

 

Basically, we meet two Sundays, take one Sunday off; then meet two Sundays, take one Sunday off...(Repeat this pattern for eight classes.)

Any change of schedule will be updated here. So you need to provide your email to Joshua to recieve notifications.

For those who join later after this program begins, prorated tuition is available.   

Any absences are forfeited and non-refundable. No make up classes at Elite. 

(Please do read 2. MUST & MANDATORY for more explanations.) 

 

 

菁英中心 "暫定"上課日期 "Tentative" Schedules @ Elite Art Center  

REMEMBER TO PRESS "F5" to reflesh your Internet browser to reflect the newest changes!

Sept. 18                        3:30-5:30 PM    Tuition is $120 if joining this day.

Sept. 25                        3:30-5:30 PM    Tuition is $105 if joining this day.

One week off

Oct. 9                           No Class          (Joshua has to work overtime this weekend.)

Oct. 16                         3:30-5:30 PM    Tuition is $90 if joining this day.

Oct. 23                         3:30-5:30 PM    $75, tuition is prorated as such...

One week off

Nov. 6                           3:30-5:30 PM    $60 

No classes two weeks before Thanksgiving. No classes in December.

Jan. 2017 To be announced                  3:30-5:30 PM    $45

Jan. 2017 To be announced                  3:30-5:30 PM    $30

Feb. 2017 To be announced                  3:30-5:30 PM    $15  

(This session has ended. A new session will restart about 7 weeks later.)

每一期8 大家休息兩個月,進階續下一期八週書畫班

FOR A TOTAL OF EIGHT WEEKS. 

Short-Term Eight-Week Classes are offered two or three times a year at Elite Art Center.

 

 

Adm notes: mrs; WeChat na, tand, St, Cantonese...JD, Dur., Korean, Mother&Son7;

 

 

目前採用書法班及國畫班同一教室及時段可任選書法或國畫 , 亦可兼學 (學費相同) 大人、小孩、初學、進階皆可

學生可依個人喜好由唐楷 歐陽詢顏真卿柳公權隸書、或魏碑入門。有書法基礎者亦可選擇其他字體 。

何嘉雄老師書法 Chinese Calligraphy by Joshua Hough

Zhuan Shu

篆書

Li Shu

隸書

Cao Shu

草書

Xing Shu

行書

Kai Shu

楷書

 

國畫強調基本模組及各種題材基本訓練

Currently, the calligraphy and painting groups are practicing in the same class at the same time with the same tuition. You may choose either calligraphy or painting, or both. There will be common and different topics for each group of calligraphy and painting students. 

 

Tuitions 學費

Chinese Brush Painting & Sumi-e and/or Chinese Calligraphy (Same tuition)

Cash or check paid in class 

or credit card.

(No need to set up PayPal account - just enter credit card number.)

$15 x 8 weeks = $120 to be collected in the first class.  

每期8堂課, 學費 $120 = 8 x $15

 

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2. 嚴格規定事項 Mandatory Rules & MUST

 

"MUST": Each student must have a piece of wool felt before starting to practice. No exceptions!

Using a wool felt as a cushion underneath your writing and/or painting paper will prevent ink and/or watercolor staining the table. If you don't have a wool felt, you may purchase a black one from Joshua for $5 (cash only.)

If you don't have a wool felt, you will be responsible for cleaning the stains after classes, and/or any unrecoverable damages/stains to the tables, especially plastic white tables. Having a wool felt is the traditional and polite way to practice. We will not start writing and painting until you have a piece of wool felt ready. Newspaper and another sheet of paper will not be allowed, i.e., I will not show you brushstrokes until you have a wool felt.

If you forget to bring your wool felt, you need to purchase another one in class for $10.

  

*** 教室最基本規矩: 黑色或白色羊毛毯 ***

每位學生來上課,必須具備一塊羊毛毯,墊在書法、國畫紙底下,以防弄黑桌子。如果沒有羊毛毯,可向何老師購買,每塊 $5只收現金。

如果您沒有一個羊毛毯,您必須對弄髒的桌子負責清理。

如果桌子被水彩顏料或是黑色墨汁沾到而無法復原的話,您將負責賠償。

學生不可用報紙或另外一張書畫紙墊底,如此規定是對房東的尊重,也是尊重您的書品、畫品、及學習態度

上課忘記帶或沒羊毛毯, 只能聽課, 對不起: 沒有示範,也沒有當場練習。 

 

 

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3.哪裡購買 Where to Buy

 

Enter keywords or your question in a short phrase, Joshua's Website may help answer your questions.

Google


WWW www.art-virtue.com

 

Stores (Owners) Abbreviations 
(used in class)
Addresses Notes

紫禁城

ForbiddenCity2008
(Robert Bo)

 Robert

薄先生

 

214-458-9930

http://stores.ebay.com/bigteapotbrushjadedressestore

When you see an item from his e-Bay stores, tell him your wish list first, then arrange a pick up time from his house located near Coit & 15th Street in Plano. 

As of 11/01/2016 , Robert is just too busy to manage his teapot store on e-Bay so he lists very few CalligraPainting items online. In fact, he has huge inventories.

 

Open daily by appointment. 

Possibly lowest wholesale prices in the U.S.  

達華書局

Chinese Bookstore

Bookstore

 

310 Terrace Dr
Richardson, TX 75081

Located in Richardson China Town, next to Maxim's Restaurant.

 

This store has almost everything needed for Chinese calligraphy and painting.

Top Copy

 Bill Lu

 

(972) 599-2679

Northwest corner of Independence and 15th Street in Plano.

 

 

Bottled ink; some brushes and paper. 

Most of our square inkstones with lids are bought from Bill.

 

Oriental Art Supply

 OAS

 

www.orientalartsupply.com/

If you order on Monday, you may receive your order by Friday. OAS is the most comprehensive store of CBP supplies in the U.S. and has the longest history since 1970.

 

Reliable qualities.

Asel Art Supply

 Asel

 

2929 Custer Road, Plano 75075

(972) 596-0123

 

Their brushes are not authentic Chinese brushes. 

Joann Fabric & Crafts

 Joann

 

700 Alma Drive, Plano 75075

(972) 424-0011

 

Choose your own Wool Felt

 

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4. 購買文房四寶 Calligraphy Tools

 

書法班每人必備用具 All calligraphy students must have the following items:

 

上課前, 買齊自備文房四寶. 必需攜帶以下全部10個項目, 不可缺少任何一件.

There are only 10 items that are strictly required - you need to bring them all to each class. 

If you assume that you can skip any of these, the results are lower-level of progress and not knowing the reasons.

All of the vendors, except online and OAS, are all located in Plano and Dallas. You can procure all of them within one week.

 

Items

Vendors

Sample Pictures

Functions

#1 Required

Wool Felt

毛毯

$5 sold in class 

(cash only)

or 

OAS

 

Mandatory Policy: Must have a wool felt to start a class! No exceptions.

Keep your paper and desk clean. Choose a size that covers your writing paper. Either black or white.

 

 如果學生上課沒有帶鎮紙, 我即將跳過所有執筆法的討論與秘訣

 

#2 Required

Paperweight

鎮紙

OAS

 

You need 1 or 2 paperweights.

or

or 

 

鎮紙有許多絕妙好用的功能...... 你們從來不會看到何老師在外面揮毫表演時不用鎮紙來寫書法。

鎮紙的重要性絕不亞於一隻功能良好的毛筆,所以我把鎮紙列在最上方,是第一個要買的東西。選購書法鎮紙時,請優先選擇細條狀的。

 

To help smooth paper and to prevent accidental moving of paper during writing. "Thin" paperweights are preferred, better not to exceed 1 inch in width. Length and weight do not matter so much. Choose a narrow (not broad) and medium weight (not too heavy or too light) paperweight for calligraphy.

When I started learning Chinese calligraphy, I followed my teacher's advise by always using a paperweight. That's why I developed higher skill levels than most of my teacher's students.

I never practice Chinese calligraphy without using a paperweight. If you don't have a paperweight ready, I really cannot explain to you many levels of hand and wrist movements. With a paperweight, you may realize how much easier to write Chinese calligraphy with properly gound ink.

Without a paperweight, I simply skip explaining and demonstrating many levels of information and techniques. I just show the basics without going further.

 

#3 Required

Storage Tube 

圓筒

 

$2 from Hobby Lobby (Located near the art portfolio and brushes section.)

 

Expandable Paint Brush Case: adjustable length from 9" to 15"

 

毛邊紙或宣紙捲起來放圓桶內,方便又省空間。

把紙弄皺將會妨礙學習成果。

To prevent Bamboo Paper or Shuan Paper from being folded or messed up. 


Many times most people blame the qualities of brushes... When the paper is wrinkled or folded and one pays no attention by using a paperweight and appropriate container to handle the paper, it is often very difficult to write artistically. People rush and go by squeezing paper into their bags with other stuffs and never figure out why they are not making progress in Chinese calligraphy.

 

 

 

#4 Required

Brush

毛筆

 

About $3 each. Please call Robert for the unit price.


李剛 多用途兼毫
 

任選大中小規格 至少2隻

Multi-Purpose Brushes made by Mr. Li Gang

You will need 2 brushes.

www.ebay.com/itm/10-CHINESE-CALLIGRAPHY-WATER-COLOR-BRUSH

 

一般而言

初學者最好選用兼毫(羊毫加狼毫)白雲筆

初學者最好不選用純狼毫或純羊毫

Generally, pure weasel hair brushes are not recommended for beginners. This brush "White Cloud" made by Li Gang is the perfect choice for all beginners. There are many special reasons why I am asking you to buy two of them.

 

#5 Required

Pencil 鉛筆  

 

 

 

 


鉛筆用途妙處多多
...

If you bring a pencil, I share more details. 

 

#6 Required

Napkins

衛生紙

 

 

 

 

White napkins are important in monitoring ink tones and water levels but are often forgotten or neglected. 

Also for cleaning.

$1.50 from Walmart

#7 Required

Bamboo Paper with Grids

aka Maobian Paper

毛邊紙

(for beginners)

 

 

 

OAS

Bill Lu

 

 

Amazon:

Maobian Calligraphy Practice Paper with Grids

Maobian Chinese Calligraphy Practice Paper with Grids 38x66 cm

Maobian Paper Made of Bamboo Fiber for Practicing Chinese or Kanji Calligraphy

 

選購毛邊紙,請優先選擇比較粗糙、不光滑的,不要去買那種又滑又嫩的。

Beginners may choose to practice on Bamboo Grid Paper (never on newspaper). Choose non-slippery bamboo paper instead of slippery and smooth one. Your progress will be greatly rewarded by using non-slippery paper.

Sadly, OAS and Bill Lu sell slippery bamboo paper. You may try looking from the Bookstore, on e-Bay or Amazon for non-slippery Maobian Paper.

 

or 宣紙

(not for beginners)

 

 

練習用生宣紙 "練習宣" 每刀100

About $10 each pack.

Robert

 

or

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/practiceshuen/practice  

(any size of your desired quantity)

 

#8 Required

Inkstone

硯台

OAS

 

You need 1 inkstone.

This is exactly the same inkstone I was using for over 10 years in Taiwan. 

from Bill Lu or OAS

or


Amazon

or


from Robert

 

硯堂,指硯的中心研墨處,為硯較為空白開闊的部位。硯堂又稱墨堂、硯心,此處便於研墨,方便旋轉,易于調筆鋒。

硯台不要買小的,不要買小學生用的那種。

要買硯堂大約像自己的手掌心的大小,方便旋轉,而且外緣的邊高度不要超過硯堂半公分,外緣乃是用來調毛筆的筆鋒。太高的外緣(超過硯堂半公分以上)是不適用來調毛筆的筆鋒。

An ideal size will be that the grinding area is at least the size of your palm. I recommend oval or rectangular inkstones that have water resevoirs and their rims of the grinding area not to be higher than 1/4 inch. Inkstones without water reservoirs and with higher rims and smaller grinding areas are not preferred for beginners of calligraphy.

#9 Required

Ink Stick 

墨條

Robert or his e-Bay store

You need 1 or 2 ink sticks

Generally, choose Pine Soot ink sticks 松煙墨 for calligraphy and Oil Soot ink sticks 油煙墨 for painting.

http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore/4-Trs-Ink-Stick-/

 

 

 

 

準備好足夠的墨 (可用硯臺磨墨與墨汁混合) 才能寫出飽滿又有美感的筆劃。 古人說: 墨磨好了,心就靜了,書法自然就好。何老師有句名言: 一個人練習書法,如果沒有老師指導,也沒有去看其他的書籍,光憑自己拿一本字帖臨摹,如果長期下來,墨磨對了並合乎墨法,那麼這個人幾乎已經把書法所有理論及相關的課題也想遍了,書法自然也就練好。

Preparing ink in good quality and quantity, either with "grinding only" or "mixing bottled ink with gound ink," is a prerequisite in writing a beautiful Chinese calligraphy stroke. Chinese people usually compare a person's energy level or blood ingredients with ink used to practice Chinese calligraphy. Without properly prepared ink in quality and quantity, no one can write a Chinese calligraphy stroke beautifully no matter how talented that person is, whether that person has highest quality of brushes or an excellent teacher. 

 

#10 Required

Bottled Ink

墨汁

Bill Lu

 

Robert or his e-Bay store

 

You need 1 bottled ink. (Any size)

 

http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore/4-Trs-Ink-Stick-/

 

學生可以採用在硯台稍磨墨後,再加數滴墨汁,既可節省時間、勞力,又可維持磨墨的功效與好處,如同影片中所示範。

 

Wu Zhu ( 吳竹 ) brand is very stable and durable for calligraphy. 

I recommend a combination approach of blending ground ink and bottled ink to save time and also preserve the benefits of ground ink.

 

 

Optional for first time calligraphy students:

Tuition + calligraphy tools and supplies:

If you pay online in advance for a total of $180 ($120 tuition plus $60 calligraphy tools and supplies), Joshua will purchase all necessary calligraphy tools and supplies for a first-time calligraphy student without prior experience.

 


若繳費 $180 = 8 x $15 + $60 ( 書法文房四寶及字帖一本, 可全由何老師代購包辦. )  

(No need to set up PayPal account - just enter credit card number.)


 

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5. 購買畫具 Painting Tools

 

何老師代購國畫用具 -  您的儘早配合就是造福其他同學與您的學習進度. 請勿托延!  

 


Minimum Requirements for Chinese Brush Painting  國畫班每人必備用具

 

CBP is a very procedural art. It requires the right tools and right procedures, and, of course, patience, time, and money. Everything listed here is minimum requirement for its unique functions and purposes. You need to buy all of them before the second class. 

I won't list unnecessary items here to burden you. Your cooperation will benefit your and other classmates' progress. Since I am teaching the universal painting methods as used to paint Chinese figures, landscapes, and flowers and birds in different styles, your lack of a certain tool will slow down your learning progress and make you unable to create many effects, and in turn, will also affect other classmates' progress. 

After you have learned most of the univeral and basic Chinese painting methods, you will be able to paint most of the subjects and styles in Chinese figures, landscapes, and flowers on your own. You should not doubt whether you can skip any of those minimally required tools.

所列乃最低限度的國畫用具。少於這些最低限度的國畫用具,不只將大大不利於您的學習進度與成效,也會磨滅您的興趣與天賦。

國畫畫法通常都講求程序,用具與材料皆影響作畫過程,請用心過目。為講求效率,課堂上僅量不再重複這些基本概念。 您的儘早配合就是造福其他同學與您的學習進度

基本上,國畫用具與書法文房四寶各有異同。本國畫班不專一學習人物、山水、花鳥,而講求基本的畫法、畫論、與畫理。也就是說,了解基本又全面的畫理之後,不論同學想畫各式人物、山水、花鳥及各種畫派,工筆或寫意畫,皆可上手。而這些皴、擦、點、染、勾勒、白描、賦色、潑墨等等國畫技巧,需要齊全的畫具,缺一不可。請同學考慮到自己與其他同學的學習進度,盡早配合購買齊全,不要拖慢學習進度,影響學習氣氛與興趣。

 

#1 Required (1 piece of Wool Felt):

毛毯  

 

Robert

or

OAS Felt: Student Wool 24" x 36"

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/606/8 

or 

Go to Joann for custom cut size.

 

 

 

 

Sold from Robert. Thick wool felt is preferred for painting. The other side without printed grids is used for painting.

You don't need to buy a wool felt with grids.

Mandatory Policy: Must have a wool felt to start a class! 

No exceptions!!!

 

#2 Required (1 unit of Sectioned Water Bowl):

筆洗盤 + 調色盤

3-in-1 Water Bowl with Palletes 

www.fineartstore.com/p-4251-3-in-1-plastic-water-well-and-palette.aspx

 

As this moment, I do not know any Dallas local stores carrying this item.

 

 

This Chinese painter explains why sectioned water bowl is necessary. The reason is common sense: when we look for cleaner water to dilute ink on a brush... and for various technical reasons, the ink and/or color(s) on paper are already fixed (or dried) at that critical point of time if we go to a faucet and come back.

To help control qualities of ink tones and watercolor. If you have this item, you don't need another pallette in the short term. Larger pallette(s) may be required in the future per the student's progress.

Compact, space saving, lightweight, ideal for travel, made of solid plastic, multi-functional, two scoops for brush rest, easy to clean, three sections of water bowl for clean colors, and ideal  to develop your techniques of coloring, washing, mounting, and many other purposes in the future.

 

 

 

or

 

三池洗筆盅 

Three-Sectioned Water Bowl

$10

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/1839/8 

 

 

or

 

Water Bowls 

$3 

This is a "lunch box set" of 3 pieces sold from 99 Ranch Supermarket in the kitchen utilities section. Can be stacked into one.

131 W Spring Creek Pkwy Plano, Texas 75023

 

 

 

 

 

  If you bring soft drink cups in lieu of Sectioned Water Bowl, I will put them away!   

  When a cup falls, the liquid will destroy your and your neighbors' painting.   

  This may be caused by you, others, or me.  

 

#3 Required (3 Colored Pencils & 2 Charcoals):

鉛筆 & 碳筆

Pencils (black, green, red - 3 needed) & Charcoal (2 needed)

 

For drafts, correction, improvements, and visualization.


#4 Required (Napkins):

衛生紙

 

To wipe off extra water and/or ink from brush tips. For cleaning. Pure white napkins are preferred to monitor ink tones and colors. Napkins are important in applying better ink and colors.

I repeatedly mention in class"in CBP, water is like an angel or a devil. It can elevate your painting or simply destroy it." Napkins, a three-sectioned water bowl, well organized brushes on brush rests are the most critical tools to prevent water causing a disaster.

 

#5 Required (1 or 2 Paperweight):

鎮紙

 

OAS 

Robert 

http://manluenchoon.weebly.com/brush-rest--holder.html

 

 

Required for keeping rolled paper from curling back up or paper shifting on top of your felt.

It's mandatory that you have at least one paperweight and at least one brush rest. Without a paperweight, I cannot share many levels of hand movements and my unique methods when operating a brush.

 

#6 Required (1 Brush Rest):

 

 

Robert $5

$12 from OAS

 

 

 

#7 Required (6 Basic Brushes):   

初學者專用基本毛筆 6

2 for textures, sketcching & dots: 皴、擦、點、勾勒

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/609/specialtybrushes 

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/1478/specialtybrushes

 

2 for sketching: 勾勒、白描

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/redfeather/134 (any 1)

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/1477/linebrushes

 

2 for wash: 染、賦色

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/640/softbrushes (any 2 - prefer one Large one Small)

Since brushes look alike, itís your responsibility to specifically mark your own brushes from being mixed with othersí brushes.

                   

 

This is my favorite multi-purpose brush I recommend for trees, rocks, and mountains. Great for both beginners and professionals for sketching trees, rocks, and mountains. Manufactured by Shanghai Crafts and Arts Company.

山水用毛筆 - 紫圭 

Brush for drawing landscapes, textures, dots, and etc.

 

 

 

 

Optional (if you want to draw bamboos and orchids):

多用途兼毫毛筆

( 李剛 ) 白雲  蘭竹筆

Combination Brushes of Goat and Weasel Hair 

(Any 2 of different sizes)

About $3 each.

Call Robert for the unit price.

If you have these brushes, you don't have to buy the so-called "Orchid Bamboo Brushes" elsewhere.

 

 

This inexpensive brand made by Mr. Li Gang ( 李剛 ) with his photos on the brush handle is great for painting bamboos, orchids, lotus stems, and many other subjects for both beginners and professionals. Also great for various styles of calligraphy such as Kaishu styles of the Tang Dynasty. 

 

 

 

#8 Required (Xuan Paper)

Exercise Xuan paper UNSIZED - 100 sheets sold in one pack

練習用生宣紙 每刀100張 "練習宣"

About $10 each pack

Robert - Best price in the U.S.

or 

Half Ripe (Semi-Sized) in a Tube 40 Sheets x 30 cm x 110 cm

 

or

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/practiceshuen/practice (any size of your desired quantity)

 

 

#9 Required (Ink)

Option 1: one Convenience Ink Pad

方便墨 a.k.a. Traveling Ink Box

$3 from Robert (cracked ink cake is normal and does not affect quality at all)

Convenience Ink Pad cannot be used for watercolor painting. It is great for drawing but has limited functions.

 

Option 2 (much better): 

An Inkstone 硯台 + an Ink Stick 墨條

OAS: www.orientalartsupply.com/product/squareinkstone/9

Robert: ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore/

 

 

Recommended for casual practice (if you practice frequently). Not intended for serious artwork. Great for travel and limited practice time. Not for Gongbi painting style.

 

 

 

 

#10 Required (1 Painting Book for copying)

畫冊

Choose any book from Internet or bookstores, or print pages downloaded from Internet with your printer. Or bring your iPad or tablet for viewing painting samples downloaded from Google Images.

 

 

We do not practice Westernized Chinese brush painting in our class. When choosing a book, select traditional Chinese painting with Chinese authors.

This book is written in plain English and is more understanble than Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manual. It covers a broad range of painting topics. Great for your reading and our class instructions. 

One of our classmates actually bought this for $0.01 + $2.95 shipping from Amazon.

 

 

#11 Required (2 Clips and/or 1 Bookstand)

Walmart

Hobby Lobby

Staples

 

To hold the painting book for better viewing angles and perspectives. 

 

 

#12 Required (1 Storage Tube)

書畫紙圓筒

$10 from Hobby Lobby

 

 


伸縮畫筒
: 可伸縮調節畫筒長度,附背袋(可調整長度),外出攜帶方便,可避免折壓到紙張、作品,防水不怕雨。

This traveling container with adjustable lengths is currently the most ideal tube for storing different sizes of paper, your artwork, or a mounted scroll. Most ideal for one-time lifetime investment that will fit all of your Xuan paper widths and lengths into one tube.

 

 

#13 Required (1 Bamboo Roll or 1 Storage Box)

Hobby Lobby

 

 

 

 

You only need above items for purely black and white Chinese painting 

a.k.a. Sumi-e (water and ink only.)

 

 

The following items are required for watercolor Chinese painting and more advanced techniques.

If you don't buy them, your decision is to stay on purely white and black Sumi-e.

 


書畫毛筆

Brushes - Various Types

Option 1: Assorted Sizes - Set of 6 Brushes 

Option 2: Robert or Bill Lu

Option 3: OAS

Option 4: Zhou HuChen Brush Set

You will need combinations of various soft (goat hair) and hard (weasel hair) brushes.

 

 

Here are my recommendations for OAS brushes based on various techniques: (The names or tags on the brushes are recommendations. They do not dictate that certain brushes can only be used for those purposes. Some can be mutually used for two or more purposes. There are no fixed rules or formulae here - everyone has different insights and preferences.)

皴 Textures & 擦 Rubbing:

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/1488/quality

 

點 Dots:

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/orchidbamboo/hardbrushes

 

染 Wash: 

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/640/brushes (all 4)

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/605/brushpainting-brushes

 

勾勒、白描 Outlines & Tracing:

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/redfeather/specialtybrushes 

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/1476/specialtybrushes 

 

賦色 Coloring:

www.orientalartsupply.com/product/640/brushes (all 4)

 

 

矾宣 ( 熟宣 )

Sized Shuan Paper 

Shuan is also spelled as Xuan or Shuen. It's Xuan City where the paper was produced.

 

Half Ripe (Semi-Sized) in a Tube 40 Sheets x 30 cm x 110 cm

or 

Bill Lu

or

OAS: www.orientalartsupply.com/product/626/10 

or

Semi-Sized Xuan Paper from Amazon

For 26" x 52" standard size, the average price for good quality Sized Shuan Paper is at least $3 per sheet in the U.S. market. So a pack of 100 sheets is usually sold for about $250.


Do not buy so-called Rice Paper. Rice paper is a misnomer. Paper sold in non-Chinese stores labled with "Oriental Rice Paper" is usually an inferior grade and unauthentic kind of paper for Chinese painting. That is neither Shuan Paper nor Bamboo Paper, but is usually a machine made "Cotton Paper" exported to those countries that still call Chinese calligraphy and painting paper "'Rice Paper." A double whammy misnomer!!  (Cotton Paper and the following product may be used to practice Xieyi painting, but not for Gongbi fineline painting.)

Likewise, most 書道半紙 or 半紙 sold outside Asia are not used to do traditional Chinese painting in Gongbi style.

There are vendors in California, other than OAS, that sell "very thin" sized Xuan paper at more expensive prices. We are not using that kind of thin paper in our classes! When choosing sized paper, select thicker one.

 

  

Chinese paintings are done on Sized Shuan Paper ( 矾宣 or 熟宣 ) as well as on Unsized Shuan Paper ( 生宣 or Raw Paper ). "Sized" means to coat the paper with alum. Do not confuse "sized" with "cutting the paper into different sizes." Sized paper is less absorbent and more expensive than unsized paper. Though it's easier to control ink, water, and colors on sized paper, one should not completely rely on it to develop painting skills. You may also choose Semi-sized Shuan Paper.

The label "矾宣" is often stamped on the side of 100 sheets of paper. Sometimes 矾宣 does not appear on the labels on the pack. Most sized Xuan paper today has shimmers.

 

 

硯台

Inkstone 

OAS: www.orientalartsupply.com/product/squareinkstone/9

Bill Lu

Robert

 

 

 

This is exactly the same inkstone I was using for over 10 years in Taiwan. A preferred choice by many CBP students and teachers.


 

墨條 

Ink Stick 高檔國畫油煙墨

Robert

Shopping from Amazon 

 

 

 

Generally, choose Pine Soot ink sticks 松煙墨 for calligraphy and Oil Soot ink sticks 油煙墨 for painting.

These are professional grade ink sticks. Generally, ink sticks with wood boxes have higher qualities and are more expensive.

http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore/4-Trs-Ink-Stick-/  

 

中國畫水彩

Chinese Watercolor Set

$7 from Hobby Lobby

 

 

A not so famous brand but is very stable and easy to use for beginners.

 

or

 

西洋水彩

Watercolor Set - 24 Colors

$18 from Hobby Lobby

 

 

Very stable and easy to use for beginners.

 

or

 

中國畫水彩

Maries Chinese Watercolor

 

Robert

OAS

 

 

The most famous brand of CBP watercolors. Select either 12, 18, or 24 colors.

 

瓷調色盤

Palette - Porcelain Flower Plate

 

OAS

 

 

 

Large preferred.

 

or

 

塑膠調色盤

Plastic Palette

 

Hobby Lobby

 

 

 

Or any kind of your choice. Make sure the mixing area is large enough.

 

滴水

Water Dropper

 

Hobby Lobby

 

 

 

To control the right amount of water for colors and washing. Any kind with or without markings.

 

and/or

 

 

噴霧瓶

Spray Bottle or Fine Mist Sprayer

 

Hobby Lobby

OAS

 

 

 

 

To control the right amount of water for colors and washing. Choose one that can spray fine mist.

 

 

排筆

Hake Brush aka Wash Brush, Wide Brush (1 or 2)

 

Hobby Lobby

 

 

 

 

For washing techniques and background coloring, especially for Ling Nan style of Chinese painting. Choose either one or both.

 

 

Quiet Dryer 

Walmart 

Revlon QuietPro dryers generate very stable and smooth heat under control. www.qhdreviews.com

Must have the word "quiet." We do not accept regular dryers to be used in our class because they are TOO NOISY AND WILL DISTURB CLASSMATES and usually their hot temperature will also damage Xuan paper fibers. So if you bring a dryer to expedite your painting, only "quiet" dryers are allowed. Quiet dryers' blowing and temperature are also gentle enough for Xuan paper fibers and colors. 

If you have a regular dryer or a compact (mini) dryer without the word "quiet," don't bring it to class. It will disturb classmates and most likely overheat your paper. Once the paper is overheated and wrinkled, you won't be able to finish your painting.

 

 

If you are practicing Gongbi (Fineline) style with colors, a quiet dryer can save you tremendous amount of time for the layers of colors to be dried faster. Otherwise, if you let the colors dry naturally, you have to wait for a while unless you know how to allocate your time to draw and paint different parts of a subject alternatively without pausing and waiting. 

Many Chinese brush painters use dryers to expedite their paintings and also create special coloring effects.

 

國畫範本

Chinese Brush Painting Books by Subjects (Figures, Landscapes, Flower Birds)

Sold in class by Joshua for $30 each.

Just let me know which subject(s) you are interested.

Sold individually. Not sold in complete set.

About 150 pages per book.

Each book is good enough for one year of studying.

 

 

 

These books are compilations of works of historical and modern painters with basic instructions and notes. No English translation at all, but art is a universal language. The main focus of my teaching is sharing the procedures (sketching and  coloring) of painting. Most of these  books cover several styles (Gongbi, Xieyi, mixed...) for each topic such as bamboos, figures, flowers, landscapes, and etc. Each book is a great reference for our class and your practice at home.

There are about 15 books in this series which are excellent resources of various CBP subjects and styles. Currently, this set is one of the best choices in the market.

Click for larger pictures:

From left: Ancient Court Ladies / Traditional Figures // Landcape Manuals / Mountains, Rocks, Clouds, and Water // Peony Manuals / Plum Blossoms, Orchids, Bamboos, and Chrysanthemum / Orchid Manuals / Bamboo Manuals / Gongbi Painting Methods / Xieyi Painting Methods / Flowers, Birds, Fishes, and Insects / Birds & Animals // Lotus Manuals / Vegetables & Fruits Manuals / Twelve Zodiac Animals

 

 

and/or

 

Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manuals

"The Bible of Chinese Brush Painting"

Amazon

E-Bay

 

 

The Mustard Seed Garden Painting Manuals are the most famous and important CBP textbooks. Only one English translation was published, very incomplete compared with Chinese editions. (You may purchase Chinese versions elsewhere.) Good for study at home. It's not required to bring it to class every time. Only when you don't understand certain part, please bring it to class and I will explain and demonstrate.

 

 

 

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6. 照片 Class Pictures

 


More pictures at www.facebook.com/chinese.calligraphy.3 "Calligrapainting Events 書畫活動" & "Students of Calligrapainting 書畫教學" Albums

 

 

Our classmates enjoyed dinner at Royal Sichuan to celebrate our joint exhibition.

 

  達拉斯書法國畫班部份學員及藝友於第一燒臘  
Students and friends of our Chinese CalligraPainting classes eating at First BBQ, Richardson

 

Students from Fort Worth learning to appreciate Chinese painting & calligraphy @ DCCC. Oct 22, 2010

 

Classes @ Home School in 2005 - the Rock, Carrollton

 

Classes at Episcopal School of Dallas in 2005

 

 

 

 

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