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Oriental brush painting demo in Swain
Multimedia artist Haidee Wilson of Webster will demonstrate Oriental brush painting techniques at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City.
The demonstration will be an informal introduction to the ancient art form that is still being practiced today. Wilson will introduce the attendees to the four key components of Oriental brush painting: paper, brush, ink and the ink stone. Painting bamboo and one Chinese character in a minimum number of strokes will be the main focus, with an opportunity for those in attendance to try the techniques in some hands-on experiments. Handouts of references will also be available.
Wilson is self-taught and has painted in a variety of media including charcoal and pencil sketches with watercolor added, mixed media with acrylics, and pastels and oils on canvas.
The event is sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council, Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, The program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the department of Cultural Resources.