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Chinese Painting Pigments and Ink | Basic Techniques

teacher avatar Ashley Yang Liu, Chinese Art Around the World

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3 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Part One Ink technique

    • 2. Part Two

    • 3. Part Three

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About This Class

Learn how to use Chinese Painting Pigments and Ink. This class covers a detailed explanation of  ink, pigment, colors, shading and more!

 hope you know well about chinese painting techniques and use them in a painting!


Spring Flowers by  Keys of Moon

Relaxing Ballad by Alexander Nakarada

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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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