Chinese Brush Painting

Valda Hsu

Teaching artist Valda Hsu demonstrates the connection between Chinese characters and painting with a Chinese brush. She creates an environment that introduces students to the Chinese language and culture while they participate in painting animals, landscapes and other traditional subjects from nature. Students will learn to write their names using ideograms. The artist will introduce the traditional formats to further students' knowledge of various types of presentation (album leaf, hanging scroll, etc.).     


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at




Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,All Ages

Fees: $110 single, $95 each for 2 or more on the same day; Materials Fee: $4 per student / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: Chinese Brush Painting_TPG

Requirements: 15 plastic tub containers for water; 12"x18" newsprint (at least 2 sheets per student); paper towels; each table should be lined with newspaper. Artist will provide brushes, watercolor cake sets, and Chinese ink. All workshops should take place in one room. 30 minutes needed before first workshop for set up and after last workshop for clean-up. Teachers must be present at all times during workshops.

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