Art Classes

Art Classes: Chinese Painting classes, Watercolor Painting classes

Art Classes - Artists: Grace Lin & James Wu

Location: Artist Studio (#14) on 2nd floor at Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri

Adress: 520 N. Main Center | St. Charles, MO 63301

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Artist (studio #14) at Foundry Art Centre: Oil Painting_Chinese Painting_Watercolor_Mixed media painting

Chinese Painting classes: Grace Lin / Watercolor Painting classes: James Wu

Art classes Open to beginner to advanced - no experience necessary.
New students are welcome to register classes any time.
No pre-payment necessary, sign in and pay on the first day of the class.
Class sizes are limited to 8-10 seats, Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please register a class earlier or your schedule might be rearranged if the class is full. 
Sign up for art classes online please fill the Register Form or email to Grace at: [email protected] .

* Art classes are ready to sign up now!

Chinese Painting Classes - 1: Flower and Bird Techniques

4 Chinese paintings_flower and bird_Grace LinFlower & Bird /Flower & Insect:

(Saturdays afternoon class: 1:00pm~3:30pm) 

fees: $25 /per class (pay $100 for four classes or pay each class/each time)

Basic Techniques Click here for more info:

    This course will cover the basic traditional Chinese brush techniques and materials. The students will be systematically introduced to the special implements used in this technique, brushes, rice paper and ink/color.

    The student artists will learn a variety of brush techniques of four-gentleman (plum, orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum).
    New Participants will be instructed on how to hold the brush properly and the use of various brush strokes. Through the study of traditional Chinese ink and rice paper, students will become familiar with the amazing potential of this special medium.

    After learning the basic techniques, student artists will learn developing techniques in various flowers with birds or insects. Emphasize development of composition and an individual style along with study of master Chinese painting artists both past and present.

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    Supplies: Click here for more info:

    Supplies is not inclued. Parts of supplies will be supplied during class hours in the studio: Felt pad, Palette, Water container. Using your own supplies: Bamboo brushes, Sumi ink/Chinese ink, Rice papers or Shuen papers, Watercolors.
    (Supply list will be provided after registration, Students may buy supplies from instructor if some are available. Please email for any questions.)

    (Open to beginner to advanced - no experience necessary) 

    (Classes will be continued, so join to the class and start your class anytime) 

    Register for class

Chinese Painting class - 2: Traditional & Contemporary in all Techniques

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Banner-KoiTraditional & Contemporary in all techniques: Flowers, Birds, Animals, Landscapes, Koi Fishes...

(Sundays afternoon class: 1:00pm~3:30pm) 

fees: $25 /per class (pay $100 for four classes or pay each class/each time)

The artist participants will be able to try any objects and techniques in the class. Mounting techniques will be arranged.

Techniques: Click here for more info
    (techniques for various objects: Flowers, Birds, animals, figures, or landscapes.....)
    Development of individual response and fluency of technique will be emphasized.

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    Supplies: Click here for more info:

    Supplies is not inclued. Parts of supplies will be supplied during class hours in the studio: felt pad, water container, Palette.
    Using your own supplies: Bamboo brushes, Sumi ink/Chinese ink, Rice papers or Shuen papers, Watercolors.
    (Supply list will be provided after registration, Students may buy supplies from instructor if some are available. Please email for any questions.)

    (Open to beginner to advanced - no experience necessary) 

    (Classes will be continued, so join to the class and start your class anytime) 

    Register for class

Watercolor Painting classes

watercolor paintings_fishes_landscape_James WuWatercolor/Painting Techniques  

(Saturdays Morning class: 10:00am~12:30pm) 

fees: $25 /per class (pay $100 for four classes or pay each class each time)

Techniques: Click here for more info

    Learning Watercolor and Painting techniques from various objects: Florals, Still-life, Landscape, Portrait, Birds and Animals.
    The classes will consist of demonstrations. Designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Watercolor/Painting classes will be focused on technique studies, skills in brush strokes and mixing colors techniques. Thoroughly investigate on watercolor wet on wet techniques to enjoy the fluid nature of the medium invites surprises.
    Students will learn to using the five design elements of color, shape, value, texture and line to create free flowing shapes of objects by using variety colors with a full range of values from light transparency to dark pigment.
    Watercolor/Painting Classes offer to all levels - you may start anytime.

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    Supplies: Click here for more info
    Supplies is not inclued. Parts of supplies will be supplied during class hours in the studio: water container, Palette. Using your own supplies: Drawing Board, Brushes, Watercolor Papers, Watercolors, Acrylic, Canvas, Masking Tapes...
    (Supply list will be provided after registration. Please email: [email protected] for any questions.)

    (Open to beginner to advanced - no experience necessary) 

    (Classes will be continued, so join to the class and start your class anytime) 

    Register for class

4 Responses to “Art Classes”

  1. Pat Viamontes June 30, 2018 at 4:57 am Permalink

    Hi James,

    I had a great time in my first class with you and learned some techniques with flowers. I will be attending the Painting Your Pet
    class July 15th and just signed up for your new classes July – September.

    Pat

    • 101art June 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm Permalink

      Dear Pat,
      It’s good to hear from you. I am glad you liked my Watercolor Workshop at Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.
      You have done a wonderful job on your iris flower painting in the class.
      Thanks for signing up my Oil Painting Workshop – Pets Painting and Watercolor Classes at Foundry Art Centre.
      Looking forward to seeing you in the classes. – James Wu

  2. Marcy Hart April 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm Permalink

    I am in LOVE with the Chinese Gongbi Brush painting class you have shared for Fridays in July. If I had to decide my style today this would be it. I would LOVE to learn to do this. Beautiful, just beautiful!!!!
    Should I understand this is for advanced students and I would need to wait before taking this class or can this be taught early in learning this art. This makes me happy thanks for having the decision to place on the calendar.
    I would sign up for this class and make the arrangements to be out of my office on those dates indicated JULY 6,13,20,27 all afternoons from 1 – 3. Thank you for sharing~

    • 101art June 30, 2018 at 2:51 pm Permalink

      Dear Marcy,
      you will be able to choose any classes that suit for your need.
      I am glad you are in love with the Chinese Gongbi Brush painting.
      No experience needed to sign up any classes. Especially when you practice in Four Gentlemen Flowers techniques (plum blossom, orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum) or any other techniques will be helpful in the techniques as well.
      Sure, I will be more than happy to have you in the Gongbi Painting class, and will help you to achieve your goals in arts.
      Thanks for your good questions and Please let me know if any questions.
      – Grace Lin

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