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June 23, 2011

Painting Lesson

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Learn more about the upcoming kite festival at U-M!

U-M School of Art & Design faculty member Anne Mondro, guest blogger:

The bamboo frame is the most important part of the kite. It is what makes it fly. The bamboo must be carefully split and carved to achieve a strong, highflying kite. That said, you can't help but become absorbed into the kite's exquisite hand painted imagery. Last evening after our bamboo lesson Master Ha treated us to a painting lesson.

Using a mixture of watercolor and traditional Chinese pigment, the double fish drawing started to come to life. Master Ha's brushstrokes are delicate and precise. Steady and gracefully, his hand moves across the paper.

Posted by zzhu at June 23, 2011 02:38 PM