An Ho teaches traditional Chinese brushwork

An Ho teaches traditional Chinese brushwork

August 17th, 2012 by Staff Report in Chattnow Art

Chinese artist An Ho will teach students traditional Chinese brushwork, considered the pinnacle of Chinese art, in a class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Townsend Atelier, 201 W. Main St.

Ho is said to be the only living artist who can work in the Tang and Sung Dynasty styles. She was born in China in 1927 and studied with scholar/artist Pu Ru, who recognized her as his artistic heir before his death. Students will learn brush control, the relationship between calligraphy and painting, proper posture and how to hold the brush and grind ink. While the class will focus on traditional line work, the skills learned will have a direct application to Western drawing and painting.

All levels are welcome. Ho's daughter, artist Lalani Nan, will act as translator. Cost is $195, which includes all materials. To register, call 266-2712 or email info@townsendatelier.com.