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An Asian Culture and Art Presentation (213-190)

Sunday, May 22nd 9:30am - 12noon

This event focuses on the symbolism and auspicious meaning of botanical elements in Chinese Art and illustrates the importance of plants in Asian culture.  Families, adults, and seniors will enjoy and be enriched by this unique program. The program will begin with a slide presentation of images from nature and art with emphasis on various flowers, plants and animals. This is to be followed by a brushwork demonstration and hands-on brush painting and calligraphy activity. The audience will be introduced to the aesthetics and basic techniques of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. They will witness the rendering of the Three Friends of Winter and the Four Gentlemen of Flowers; and participate in learning simple applications of the brush to paint floral and to write their names in Chinese. Pauline has been a featured artist in festivals and exhibitions at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, Museum of Children's Art, Chinese Cultural Center, etc.; she has presented numerous story reading events, art talks and lecture series at public libraries and community centers.

Instructor Pauline Tsui
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO $20 Non-members - $15 Members 
Notes Sunday, May 22nd 9:30am - 12noon  
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ADMISSION FREE: all San Francisco City & County Residents, Members & School Groups     /     $7 Non-residents     /     Discounted fee: Seniors, Students & Children     |     We are located at the corner of 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.     |     (415) 661-1316

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