Ink painting workshop experience: feel the charm of traditional art
Ink painting instructor - Christina Kwan

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The most touching thing is that the principal and director of Po Leung Kuk Wai Yin Kindergarten-Cum-Nursery attended the workshop despite their busy schedule and personally participated in the practice of ink painting. They expressed their hope that through this workshop, the art of Chinese ink painting can be passed down.

Ink painting instructor Christina Kwan of Happytime Coaching Team held an ink painting workshop for teachers of Po Leung Kuk Wai Yin Kindergarten-Cum-Nursery. The content includes an introduction to the evolution of Chinese ink painting and basic understanding of ink painting techniques. Try to paint orchids and bamboo trees, learn how to use the brush and press, and master the techniques of dry and wet shades, thick and thin, and two-color. In the process, teachers can experience the fun of ink painting. The most touching thing is the support and participation of the principal and director despite their busy schedules to contribute to the promotion of Chinese culture.

At the beginning of the workshop, Christina first introduced the history and development of Chinese ink painting. She said that ink painting originated in China and has a history of thousands of years. It is a painting art using water and ink as the main materials, and has unique expressive power and aesthetic value. After introducing the history of ink painting, she began to explain the basic techniques of ink painting. She said that the basic techniques of ink painting include brushstrokes, pressing, dry and wet shades, thick and thin, and two-color.

After explaining the basic techniques, Christina began to guide the teachers in the practice of ink painting. The teachers first learned how to draw orchids. Teacher Guan said that orchid is a noble flower with the style of a gentleman. When painting orchids, you must pay attention to the priorities of your brush strokes to express the elegance and beauty of orchids. Next, the teachers learned how to draw bamboo. Teacher Guan said that bamboo is a resilient plant with high spiritual value. When painting bamboo, you must pay attention to the strength and momentum of the brushwork to express the strong beauty of the bamboo.

During the teachers' practice, Christina patiently guided them. She affirmed and encouraged every teacher's work. At the end of the workshop, the teachers all said that through this workshop, they had a deeper understanding of ink painting and experienced the fun of ink painting.

The most touching thing is that the principal and director of Po Leung Kuk Wai Yin Kindergarten-Cum-Nursery attended the workshop despite their busy schedule and personally participated in the practice of ink painting. They expressed their hope that through this workshop, the art of Chinese ink painting can be passed down. The Happytime tutor team has been committed to promoting Chinese culture. This ink painting workshop was held with strong support from Po Leung Kuk Wai Yin Kindergarten-Cum-Nursery. Both parties hope to contribute to the promotion of Chinese culture through cooperation.

Learn more: https://www.happytime.live/eng/christina-kwan/

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