Experience in Chinese Traditional Painting

[Source]    Confucius Institute at University of Banja Luka [Time]    2019-01-10 15:45:39 

On December 29th, 2018, the Confucius Institute at the University of Banja Luka organized an activity in the building of the Faculty of Political Sciences to help local people have an experience in Chinese traditional painting with around 20 participants attending.

With traditional Chinese songs played as background music, Professor Gao Yang got started with a brief introduction on the features of Chinese traditional painting. Professor Gao explained the differences between the western painting and Chinese one in painting materials, layout of details, and color-using principles, etc. She also emphasized “Less is more” philosophical technique adopted in Chinese painting, which impressed everyone.

Drawing a picture with ink

Professor Gao Yang chose to draw bamboo, shrimp and orchid to illustrate. Then she showed the participants how to hold the painting brush skillfully. All the attendants were amazed at the unique way of holding a painting brush.


When the participants were painting, Professor Gao walked around and coached some of them individually.

Group photo

Every participant enjoyed a lot and satisfied with their works and they took a family picture with Professor Gao. Milos·Koricanac, a high school student, commented “This experience is amazing. I love Chinese Calligraphy and traditional painting.”