An Introduction to the Appreciation of Chinese Paintings

Learn the six ways of seeing Chinese Paintings
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Understand the difference between Chinese and Western Paintings
Learn how to look at a Chinese painting
Learn six ways of seeing a Chinese painting
Know more about Chinese painters


  • No prerequisites needed


Hello! Welcome to my course. Have you ever thought of going to a Chinese art exhibition and being able to enjoy knowing how to look at them? Have you ever wanted to collect Chinese art but were unsure how to look at a Chinese Painting? Have you ever wanted to start learning to paint using Chinese ink and paper? Or you simply wanted to take a glimpse into the world of Chinese art? In this course, "An Introduction to the Appreciation of Chinese Paintings," I will share with you the differences between looking at Chinese and Western paintings, and I will also teach you the six (6) simple methods to appreciate Chinese paintings by using various examples from over the history of Chinese art. The six simple methods include:

Opening, Continuation, Turning, and Conclusion

Encircling Composition

Blank Space

Two Mountains Divided by Water

Composing with Patches

The Hash-sign composition

It is suitable for everyone interested in the arts or Chinese culture. Please feel free to come and join us! After finishing the course, you will be asked to try visually analyze a Chinese landscape painting using the methods that you learn. Let's see how much you can get!

Looking forward to receiving your feedback on the course. Thank you so much in advance!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner in Chinese ink paintings


Art and Culture Lover who enjoys handwriting!
Amy Chan
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 9 Reviews
  • 860 Students
  • 2 Courses

Hi everyone! I am Hong Kong born Chinese, an art and culture lover who enjoys writing different forms of scripts, such as Cursive Script and Chinese calligraphy. I enjoy traveling, learning new languages and meeting people from different cultural backgrounds. Feel free to leave me reviews! I hope you will enjoy my course.

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