A new Chinese Painting course starts at CCECA
October 10, 2009
by Paul K.P. Wong
Starting from October 10 to November 14, 2009, the Alberta Sketching Society associated with the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens Association (CCECA) in Chinatown, launched a “Traditional Chinese Watercolor Painting” course. This course consists of six lessons. The class will take place once per week on every Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, at the CCECA Centre which is located at 111, Riverfront Ave. S.W.
The Alberta Sketching Society members and students.
According to the president of the Society, Wing-Kit Ng said that Mr. Jin Sha and Ms. Pauly Wong will be the instructors of this course. Both of them are knowledgeable painters with high reputations and distinctions in the field. They will teach both in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
The Chinese Watercolor Painting (aka Chinese Painting); is one of the unique and traditional Chinese art and culture. According to a legend, it was created in the Tang Dynasty, the school was established in Five Dynasties, and the trend was prevailed in Sung and Yuen Dynasties. The development of the art is kept through Ming and Ching Dynasties, and up to today. The basic elements of the art were mainly used by brush and ink for drawing scenery, flowers and birds, but it also develops to the ink splashing in the modern era.