Have you heard the Culture Course in Beijing? As we know that people from all around the world come to Beijing Language and Culture College (BLCC) to study Chinese Language. There are some culture course that we can learn, such as wushu, calligraphy, and traditional chinese painting. We can also participate in these courses as much as we like. The course for sure can provide opportunites to know more about Chinese culture, especially in the non-academic area.
This article will show you what is traditional chinese painting. If you are the type of person who likes to draw and want to know more about Chinese drawing, there are two courses that might can catch your interest. One of the courses is Chinese Gongbi painting and another one is Shuimohua (水墨畫). Both of these courses are mostly using Maobi (Chinese brush) to draw, but they have different styles.
If you are the type of person who likes to draw and want to know more about Chinese drawing, there are two courses that might can catch your interest. One of the courses is Chinese Gongbi painting and another one is Shuimohua (水墨畫). Both of these courses are mostly using Maobi (Chinese brush) to draw, but they have different styles.
Shuimohua (水墨畫), also known as ink wash painting or literati painting is an East Asian type of brush painting of Chinese origin that uses black ink in various concentrations. Shuimohua painting mainly focuses on drawing only with the brush (毛筆—Máobĭ) and ink.
Shuimohua is a bit difficult because you have to know how to properly use the brush and to master the techniques, you need to be very disciplined. Despite the difficulties, Shuimohua course has a very good instructor to teach you how to do it in a short amount of time.
It usually takes an hour to finish a painting. Hence, you finish the class by the end of the semester, you will have so many beautiful Shuimohua painting to show to your family and friends in your hometown.
Gongbi (工筆) is a careful realist technique in Chinese painting, the opposite of the interpretive and freely expressive xieyi (寫意—sketching thoughts) style. Gongbi painting is more detailed and complicated. It takes a lot of time to finish one painting. Despite the complicatedness, Gongbi painting is very beautiful.
At the Gongbi course in BLCC, you will get a very kind and patient instructor to teach you how to do it. At first, the instructor will tell you to draw the sketch with a pencil before you can use the Maobi. The instructor will give you some paintings, such as birds, flower, and Chinese lady as samples. Then the instructor will ask you to trace the painting with a pencil and after that, you can use the Maobi and ink.
So, which courses are you interested in? No matter what, both will definitely bring satisfaction and pleasure to your time here in China. Interested or want to know about the program? Let’s find out here!