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How to Paint Waves for Beginners

teacher avatar Ashley Yang Liu, Chinese Art Around the World

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3 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Waves Part One

    • 2. Waves Part Two

    • 3. Waves Part Three

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About This Class

For this class I went to Phuket, Thailand. Everyday there I explored a new beach. This one is my favorite, because the waves are big, and it is beautiful when they crash on the rocks.  I decided to paint a big wave today, so take out your materials and join me. If you also want to create beautiful paintings while you travel, I hope this class can help you.

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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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