Ink and Brush Painting Workshop Aug 23-25

Course Details

Aug 24 9:30am-12:30pm | Aug 25 9:30am-12:30pm | GEM Center for the Arts | VIVID Gallery on the 3rd floor | 3 sessions | 3 contact hours per session | Tuition $60 per class, or $150 for all three!

Course Description

Learn about the power of line by brush. This workshop introduces fundamental elements of traditional ink and brush landscape painting. After a basic tool and material introduction, course one will begin with learning how to hold and position the brush in hand to apply subtle variations of strength, speed and concentration in line making. Building on the foundation of line, course two will build up the face of rocks and growing trees with ink and brush. A variety of tree structures and leaf constellations will be introduced. Students will be encouraged to find individual expression of character in the rocks and trees. Upon learning to build a basic compositional environment, course three of the workshop will conclude with an introduction to ways of reading and appreciating the unique perspective, scale and layering of ink and brush landscape painting.

Instructors: Watson and Tsang Profile

Tsang Tseng Tseng:

MFA, China Academy of Art (CAA); Master of ink and brush painting.

Tsang has practiced ink and brush painting for about fifteen years. In 2008, she was selected as the winner of the New Talent Prize in “The 24th Collective Exhibition of Macao Artists” by the Macau government Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau. Her first solo exhibition in Idaho, “Leaves Falling in The Ocean of Space,” was in 2012 at the Sandpoint Redtail Gallery. Tsang’s piece “Foguang Temple” was shown at the 2014 five-yearly national exhibition of China, “The Twelfth National Exhibition of Fine Arts in the Liaohe Art Museum” of Liaoning, China. In 2014, she was one of two students admitted to the CAA graduate program of Professor Lin Hai Zhong, who is famous throughout Asia as a key representative of traditional scholarly painting. The CAA is known in Asia as the leader of authentic ink and brushwork arts. Tsang is recognized in the traditional fine art community of China, most prominently for her powerful brush stroke.

Jeremiah Watson:

PhD, China Academy of Art (CAA). BFA, BArch, Rhode Island School of Design.

Watson completed a doctoral research fellowship in 2018 under the professorship of Wang Shu, 2012 winner of The Pritzker Architecture Prize. Watson has taught in the CAA undergraduate department of architecture art between 2012 and 2018, while he has been developing an art and design practice with Tsang. He has most recently exhibited works of fine art in Shaoxing and Hangzhou, China. In 2018 he was invited to show work in the CAA Museum of Fine Art as distinguished alumni for the 80th anniversary of the China Academy of Art. Watson has completed art and architecture projects throughout China, in Europe and Switzerland. His work in China is recognized most specifically for developing a strong sense of place, through regional culture, concept, metaphor, and tectonic expression. His designs in wood architectonic design have been adopted in museums, exhibition structures, hotels, and landmark architectures globally.