Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Traditional Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world, showcasing the harmony between man and nature. Shui Mo (water and ink) is a freestyle technique created using a brush dipped in ink and water and onto rice paper.

Learn traditional Chinese painting techniques, calm your mind, meet new friends, and release your inner artist.

Date and time: 10 Saturday afternoons
January 16, 23, 30 / February 6, 13, 20, 27 / March 5, 12, 19

Topics to Cover

Pine tree

Age: This workshop is open to participants 15 years and older.

Prerequisites: Prior experience in Western or Chinese painting is recommended.

Class Format: Workshop students are given photocopies of the lesson for the week. The instructor demonstrates the lesson, describing the steps and the proper handling of tools and materials. Students then work on their own paintings, while the instructor checks on individual progress. Weekly assignments are given, to be submitted the following session.

Workshop Fee: Workshop fee is P6,500, which does not yet include materials. Supplies can be purchased from the instructor on the first session.

Instructor: Pieh Tsai Shiu-Yuin (Arsenia Lim) maintains strong bonds to three places: China, where she traces her ancestral roots; Taiwan, where she received her university education and art training; and the Philippines, her birthplace and family residence. Arsenia Lim has been teaching Chinese painting full-time since the mid-1960s, and has been conducting her Shui Mo painting classes at Yuchengco Museum since 2006.

For workshop details, contact Ms. Elma Abrina, Programs Officer, (63 2) 889-1234 or email:

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