Chinese Painting: How to Paint a Lotus Flower | Ashley Yang Liu | Skillshare

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Chinese Painting: How to Paint a Lotus Flower

teacher avatar Ashley Yang Liu, Chinese Art Around the World

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Lessons in This Class

2 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Chinese Painting How to Paint a Lotus Flower Part 1: Leaves

    • 2. Chinese Painting How to Paint a Lotus Flower Part 2: Flower

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About This Class

Learn how to paint a Lotus Flower using Chinese painting techniques. This is a free class for beginners taught by Ashley Liu. In this part 1and 2 you will learn how to paint the actual flower and leaves. Follow along as I walk you through step by step instructions.

For materials you'll need:

1 mid sized and 1 thin brush

Chinese painting ink in various colors

A pallet for your ink

A pencil for sketching

Rice paper

I would love to see your questions and constructive feedback in the comments section!

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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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