Chinese Painting Class Intro: Four Treasures of the Studio(1/3) – Tessai’s Inkstick & Inkstone

chinese painting ink This video was shot for my online Chinese painting class in which I discussed Chinese painting materials. I would like to release it earlier so those of you who have already signed up for the class can have enough time to order your supplies because many of you are international students, and also I would like to share this introduction part of the class with anybody who are interested in learning this form of art so it might help you to make right decisions when you do your shopping at our online store and hope you will enroll my in class to learn more. Click here for up coming online Chinese painting class information.

To purchape the STUDENT PACKAGE:

This value pack includes all the items in the basic supplies check list for my online Chinese painting class.
Please see “Basic Supplies Check List” for other supplies you will need.

I will be teachingt ArtfulGathering 2011, and here is class information:
Class Title: Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper
Time: July 16th – August 20th, 2011
Description: Learn authentic Chinese painting from master artist, Henry Li. Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper is a six week online class that will be suitable for beginners as well as the intermediate students. Step by step, you will see how to select and wield a Chinese brush, how to load it with ink and watercolors, and how to paint on various rice papers. Subject matters include bamboo-and-orchid, flowers-and-birds, animals and landscapes their basic strokes and principles of composition. Individual critiques of student work will be offered upon request, in the classroom setting, or through private e-mail with follow up instructions.
Course Fee: $65.00

1. What’s the class schedule?
A: The time is flexible since students will be from all over the world via the Internet. I am thinking to do six lectures each about 1.5 hours. And may product follow-up videos during the class. You can watch the class video at your convenient time and share your art works with the class in the class forum.

2. Can we upload pictures to the classroom?
A: Yes, you can scan or take pictures of your artworks, then either upload them to the class forum to share with the class or email me to see. If you want my critiques, yes, I will give you. After you pay for the class you have access to all the videos from beginning to the end. You make your own schedule to learn and practice. I will be available during the class period checking the class forum and prove critiques. I may also do follow up videos to address common issues.

3. How do I register?
Here is what the students need to do is go to : and click on the top tab that says “Registration and Policies.” There is paypal or credit card options. It is 5.00 to register for the class. You will be notified by email in June when the class enrollment starts to pay for the tuition.

4. What materials do I need to prepare for the class?
A: Here is a basic Materials List:

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class.

Henry Li

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13 Responses to “Chinese Painting Class Intro: Four Treasures of the Studio(1/3) – Tessai’s Inkstick & Inkstone”

  1. MrHroark says:

    Hi …

    Hi Henry
    For some reason, making a big deal over nothing…..”swallowing a camel and straining at a gnat” is the American phrase for it.

  2. juggerblackhi2u says:

    motivate me** …
    motivate me** excuse the mistake.

  3. juggerblackhi2u says:

    Henry, you are …
    Henry, you are absolutely outstanding. You are a true master of Chinese culture and art. Your videos truly inspire and motivate you. Thank you so much. You do such a great job.

  4. blueheronarts says:

    @shaywahl Actually …
    @shaywahl Actually this video was part of the class and I released it earlier because it helps students to prepare supplies for the class. See you soon in class! 

  5. shaywahl says:

    Excellent! I can …
    Excellent! I can hardly wait to start your classes.

  6. blueheronarts says:

    @SF10888 Just …
    @SF10888 Just Baidu it and you will see. Key words: “墨锭 + 各种配料有一千种以上” (Inkstick + more than 1000 ingredients).

  7. dinasaur2 says:

    Great video.
    Great video.

  8. MrHroark says:

    @SF10888 While I …
    @SF10888 While I thank you for your input, I have had a number of exchanges with Henry over the past year or so, and I have found every reason to believe he sincerely seeks to provide reliable and honest information.

    For me, whether its 3 ingredients in an ink stick or 10000 matters very little compared to the assistance I have received from him that improved my enjoying ink painting.

    There are many people who are interested…perhaps your site could offer English course and instruction.

  9. SF10888 says:

    @MrHroark We …
    @MrHroark We believe reliable and honest info are very important when you are learning other country’s cultures and arts. Exagerrated and misleading infomation can waste your money and talent in the long run, even though it might not in the short run.

  10. MrHroark says:

    @SF10888 I have …
    @SF10888 I have absolutely no way of knowing. Why do you ask?

  11. SF10888 says:

    @MrHroark Are …
    @MrHroark Are there really over 1000 ingredients in an inkstick? Be honest!

  12. crystalheart9 says:

    Love your videos …
    Love your videos and look forward to many more :)

  13. MrHroark says:


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