The next 5 Day oriental brush painting Workshop will be in August, 2018. Taught by International/National award winning artist, Darlene Kaplan.
Note: Due to limited space, preference will be given to the students who sign up for the whole week. You are most welcome to sign up for partial workshop, but call first for avaliability.

Oriental Brush Painting Workshop 2018

DATES:  August 13-17, 2018

TIMES:  10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Soft Brush Studio, 4609 Franconia Rd,   Alexandria, VA 22310

PRICE:  $450.  Please make tuition check payable to Darlene Kaplan. Payment is due no later than 1 week prior, after that date please contact me for space availability.

Using Chinese mineral colors on acid free rice paper in the Lingnan style. Learn the fundamental theories underlying Chinese brush painting to include proper use of brush, proper use of ink and color, and the techniques of using “Chi” creating the perfect balance for a good composition while creating your own masterpiece in the Lingnan style of Oriental Brush Painting. This workshop is for everyone of all skill levels.  Each student works at his/her own level. My workshops are limited to 15-20 students or less.  You will get lots of personal guidance, and not get lost in the crowd. Subjects may include birds, flowers, insects, lotus, fish, landscapes, or waterfalls.

Light snack & drinks will be provided. Please bring your lunch.

****Award Ceremony at the end of the workshop awarding each student with a certificate of completion. Friends and or loved ones are invited to attend.

Directions: Please park on Craft Road, follow the sidewalk to the back entrance to Soft Brush Studio. For out of State students I suggest that you stay in Springfield, VA.


Kaplan is an international award winning artist with over 40 years teaching experience and was voted #4 Best Instructor/Artist in DC, VA, and MD, 2017

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