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PENDING – Chinese Brush Painting – with Chris Blevins

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event date is proposed (not confirmed) and will depend on which COVID reopening phase we are in.

If you think you’ve exhausted the possibilities of painting a specific subject, such as flowers, think again. Chances are you’ve not yet experimented with Chinese watercolor painting–a style that is beautiful to behold, and will be taught in a low-pressure environment that is about the journey as well as the results.

Review the basics Chinese brush painting, as well as how Chinese watercolor materials differ from regular watercolors: the brushes, the paint, and the paper.  Plus, there’s the ink, and even how to hold and move the brush!   Although I’ve already offered an “absolute beginner” class on this medium, if you’re willing to just jump in and give it a go, I’m sure you’d do fine and enjoy yourself.

Please be aware due to having to order in special supplies for this medium, registration will close 10 days prior to class.

Two types of tickets are available for this event:

  • pay $70 up front via credit card
  • pay $35 upfront via credit card and $30 CASH at the event for a $5 discount

Since supplies are not included, I’ve reduced the registration fee to help defray the cost of supplies. I will be in touch once you register with information about ordering a beginner supply kit, or replenishing your supply of rice papers if you already have a beginner kit.

FYI, I do have a cancellation policy, which you can see here.




  • Mature Shuan paper aka Sized Shuan paper aka sparkle rice paper. Size is approximately 26″x51″. One sheet per person
  • Raw Shuan paper – double layer (not single layer). Size is 27″x53″. One sheet


  1. Small – weasel hair
  2. Medium – sheep hair
  3. Large – weasel hair
  4. Extra Large – weasel hair

Ink – Chinese painting and calligraphy bottle ink contains 100g

Paint – Marie’s Chinese watercolors. Small set: 12 tubes in 1/2¨ diameter x 2¨ long, 5ml each tube.

Other Supplies

Empty palette with at least one mixing area.  FYI, porcelain palettes work really nicely with Chinese Watercolor paints and ink

Foam core or gator board

Water containers

Paper towels


2H pencil


Reference photos

Porcelain brush rest

Felt mat/pad


October 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Art on the Columbia
830 N Columbia Center Blvd, Suite B2
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States


Chris Blevins and Art on the Columbia
Text: 509-430-8633