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Flying Paintings, Chinese History + Brush Painting and Calligraphy

Flying Paintings tells the story of two Chinese brothers who grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China. Through this program we will look inside the book, learn about Chinese history, and practice Chinese brush painting - all through engaging, multimedia presentations.

Amy Alznauer

45 Minute Program

 

$129


I will begin with an engaging multi-media presentation about Flying Paintings - a little of the story behind the book and then the story of the Zhou Brothers themselves. (10-15 minutes)

Then we can chat a bit and I'll answer questions (5 minutes or so).

Then through an interactive, beautiful, virtual timeline, I will offer a way to think about Chinese history that will both delight and inform. (10 minutes)

And finally, I will teach some basic Chinese calligraphy and brush painting using the gorgeous app ZenBrush 2 (or Zen Brush 3), which I recommend you purchase before this session. But if you don't want to get the app that is totally fine; you can just have some brushes and paint and paper (or even just markers and paper) ready to go, and you'll still get a lot out of it. (15 minutes)

About the Author

Amy Alznauer’s writing has won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Christopher Award.

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