Grace lin & james wu

Studio 14

traditional Chinese painting

Chinese Painting & Watercolor classes

Open to beginner to advanced - no experience necessary. New students are welcome to join classes at any time by the arrangement! The classes emphasize in techniques demonstrations, and help artist students develop artistry in all styles of art.  

Chinese Painting Techniques classes:

Artist Grace Lin offers Chinese Painting classes to anyone who is interested in Chinese arts. Students will experience and enjoy painting with bamboo brush, ink and colors on rice paper. They will be systematically step-by-step introduced to the special implements used in this techniques and materials. Especially, they will be instructed on how to hold the brush properly and the use of various brush strokes. Grace's detailed step-by-step explanations and live demonstrations will enable you to create free or spontaneous style Chinese brush painting with ease.

Through the study of traditional Chinese ink mixed with watercolor on rice paper, participants will become familiar with the amazing potential of this special medium and enjoy the spontaneity of Chinese brush painting.



Chinese Painting Class 1 - Chinese basic/traditional Flower painting techniques: Four-gentleman techniques (plum, orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum)
Summer 2018: 4-week class on Fridays (7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27)
(Morning class: 10:00am-12:30pm)

Chinese Painting Class 2 - Chinese Flower and Bird / Flower and Insect: Developing Chinese flower techniques in various flowers with birds or insects.
Summer 2018: 4-week class on Fridays (7/6, 7/14, 7/20, 7/27)
(Afternoon class: 1:00am-3:30pm)

 Grace Lin & James Wu

Grace Lin & James Wu

Artwork by Grace Lin

Artwork by James Wu

FUTURE CLASSES: (schedules will be arranged upon reservation/registration)

Chinese Painting Class 3 - Chinese Landscape painting techniques: Step by step: tree, rock, mountain, waterfall, cloud, and ocean… (Summer or Fall 2018)

Chinese Painting Class 4 - Advanced Chinese Painting classes: Advanced artist students will be able to learn contemporary styles developing from traditional techniques. Traditional Chinese Mounting techniques will be arranged in Advance classes. (Summer or Fall 2018)



Parts of supplies provided during class hours in the studio: felt pad, water container 

Other supplies needed but don’t provided: Bamboo brushes, Sumi ink/Chinese ink, Rice papers or Shuen papers, palette, watercolors. (Students may buy supplies from instructor if they are available. Please email for any questions.)

Watercolor Techniques classes:

Artist James Wu offers watercolor classes to different levels. Learning watercolor techniques from various objects: Florals, Still-life, Landscape, Portrait, Birds and Animals.

The classes will consist of demonstrations. Designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Watercolor classes will be focused on technique studies, skills in brush strokes and mixing colors techniques. Thoroughly investigate on watercolor wet on wet techniques to enjoy the fluid nature of the medium invites surprises. Students will learn to using the five design elements of color, shape, value, texture and line to create free flowing shapes of objects by using variety colors with a full range of values from light transparency to dark pigment. 

Watercolor Classes offer to all levels - you may start anytime.


Watercolor class 1 - Summer 2018: 4-week class on Saturday (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28)
(Morning class: 10:00am-12:30pm)

Watercolor class 2 - Summer 2018: 4-week class on Saturday (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28)
(Afternoon class: 1:00pm-3:30pm)

Parts of supplies provided during class hours in the studio: Drawing board, water container.

Other supplies needed but don’t included or provided in the class: Palette, brushes, watercolor papers, masking tape, pencils.

Contact Information

*for meeting with Grace or James, please contact by email or phone to confirm availability prior to your visit.

Phone: (314) 603-5874