Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting


Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting

WEEKEND TWO (2-day): June 29 – 30, 2019   Classes run from 9 am – 4 pm each day and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting

This workshop is designed for people who are interested in Chinese art and will introduce both traditional and contemporary Chinese Brush Painting techniques. Students will learn about ink, rice paper, colour, composition, and aesthetic principles of Chinese Brush Painting. In addition, students will also learn how to make special textures on rice paper using non-traditional materials. Instruction will include instructor demonstrations, lectures, slide presentations and lots of individual attention. Students will be encouraged to explore their personal style on rice paper by using this ancient medium. Some experience in painting will help, but is not necessary.

All levels welcome, some experience in painting will help, but is not necessary.

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $291 

Tuition includes lunches, daily snacks and a campus fee.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.


Andy Lou

Andy Lou, a renowned Chinese-Canadian artist was born in China and educated in the United States. With a M.F.A. degree, Andy offers Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting Workshops throughout Canada, the U.S. and China. Andy adapts a variety of techniques and thoughts from the West, but emphasize his oriental originality.

Employing Chinese brushes, rice paper and ink, mixing with watercolour, gouache and acrylic, Andy creates visual statements of the landscapes of North America. Vibrant colour plays an important role in his art. He blends the old and the new to forge a contrast between ink and colour, between the ancient traditions of Chinese painting and the rapidly-changing world of Western art.

Andy’s mixed media, cross-cultural paintings have been exhibited and collected worldwide and he has received numerous awards. Andy is the author of Shi Bai Lou’s Art and the co-author of three books on Chinese Brush Painting.


Course Registration will open for Friends of MISSA on Jan 22nd at 12pm (PST), and Registration will open for all on Jan 29th at 12pm (PST).


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal. Click here for the form.

BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.