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Chinese Painting for Beginners - How to Paint Birds

teacher avatar Ashley Yang Liu, Chinese Art Around the World

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Lessons in This Class

2 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. How to Paint a Seagull - Chinese Painting

    • 2. How to Paint a Parrot - Chinese Painting

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About This Class

Hey everyone it’s Ashley from Yang Travel Art!

This class will introduce you to Chinese painting and its basic techniques, using different birds as subjects. I will walk you through step-by-step to paint the birds, plants and scenery.

For materials you'll need:

1 thick brush and 1 thin brush

Chinese painting ink in various colors

A pallet for your ink

A pencil for sketching

Rice paper

Gentle Theme (Piano) by PeriTune |
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Morning Light by Keys of Moon |
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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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