Modern Chinese Painting – The Art Students League

Modern Chinese Painting

Gan Yu

Workshop Description

May 21-25
Monday–Friday 1:30–5:00 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

Chinese ink painting has existed more than thousand years and has undergone numerous changes throughout history. The course will explore the modern ink-painting and its multiple layers of the meaning behind skills, styles, past traditions, and new technical contexts through the teacher’s demonstrations, students’ class practices, artwork presentations and critiques. In this workshop, the instructor will introduce important key features in modern Chinese brushworks, which consists of experimenting lines, ink washes, textures and special techniques to describe the shapes and characteristics of landscape, flower-and-bird and figure. Classes often begin with a demonstration followed by time for individual practice and attention, allowing students to learn at their own pace. The class will start with study of influential masterpieces and transition to the new ink and color presentations, which combines both the East and West artistic concepts. Through practices and experimentations, this workshop will help the students to build their practical skills and to place passion and energy in the brushwork.

About the Instructor

Gan Yu received his Ph.D. in Chinese Painting from China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China and his M.A. in Studio Art from Minnesota State University in the USA. Dr. Gan Yu has conducted his workshops of Chinese Brush Art at various institutions including Harvard University, City University of New York, Shanghai University, The Islip Art Museum, Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, Katonah Museum of Art, cet. Dr. Gan Yu has had solo exhibitions at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Art Gallery, Minnesota State University-Mankato Art Gallery, Yale China Association of Yale University and Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden. Dr. Gan Yu has also exhibited in groups at many museums and galleries, such as Ethan Cohen Fine Arts of New York, Asia Art Miami, The National Art Museum of China, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Shanghai Art Museum, China Academy of Art Museum, St. Johns University Art Gallery, Agora Gallery of New York and many others.

Stay connected