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Chinese Painting Basic Supplies and Strokes | YangTravelArt

teacher avatar Ashley Yang Liu, Chinese Art Around the World

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Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Three Basic Brushes

    • 3. Other supplies You Need 3

    • 4. Summary

    • 5. Chinese Paints + Review of Maries chinese painting pigments

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About This Class

Learn Chinese painting basic supplies and Strokes with Ashley Liu from YangTravelArt. This class covers the three basic brushes, how to use and protect them with plenty of tips for beginners. Some basic strokes you should know.

Let this serve as your guide and reference to the basic supplies of Chinese brush painting.

This is a free tutorial for beginners taught by Ashley Liu. Follow along through her step by step instructions.


Combination Brush

Script Liner Brush

Goat Hair Brush

Music Credit:

Happy and Joyful Children by Michael Shapman

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Ashley Yang Liu

Chinese Art Around the World



Ashley Yang Liu is a Chinese artist from Shandong Province, educated in Beijing. She has worked in art education for seven years and studied Chinese art for fifteen years. She graduated from Capital Normal University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Education and a Master’s Degree in Chinese Painting. As a student she spent time between her studies working as a private tutor and art teacher for various organizations around Beijing including the Confucius Institute and Middlebury College’s Interactive Languages Program.



When she got involved with the study abroad program CET she made many foreign friends and discovered her true passion: teaching Chinese art to the rest of the worl... See full profile

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