Brush Painting

Dfficulty: Beginner, Intermediate

Summer Semester Starts the Week of July 15, 2024.
Register by June 10 to receive $30 discount off tuition.  

Beginner/Low Intermediate
Friday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
July 19 – August 16

Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
July 17 – August 14

5 sessions (10 hours)
$190 member / $230 non-member
(plus a $30 non-refundable registration fee)

China Institute will continue to provide online Chinese Brush Painting via Zoom. The instructor Ms. Sungsook Setton will employ a flexible and creative approach to teach her virtual Brush Painting class, integrating group instruction and individual tutoring.

This class provides training in the fundamentals of traditional brush painting, its principles, techniques, subject matters and styles. Themes covered include landscapes, birds-and-flowers, insects, fish, and others. Students are trained to master brushstrokes and taught the skills of capturing the essence of forms.

  • Instruction and discussion.
  • Communication with instructor for commentary on individual practice.
  • The class will use a combination of communication tools, including Zoom, linked to a camera, recorded videos and email correspondence for individual guidance, etc.
  • The instructor will provide the zoom meeting information, as well as a brief introduction on how to use Zoom.


To watch a demo of the class, click here.


Friday (Beginner/Low Intermediate)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor: Sungsook Setton
Wednesday (Intermediate)
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Sungsook Setton


Sungsook Setton

Sungsook Setton is a Korean-American artist and calligrapher. Besides her training in brush painting and calligraphy under Chinese and Korean masters, she has also studied Western art in Germany, the UK and the United States, obtaining her BA in Studio Art at Stony Brook University and MFA in interdisciplinary art at Goddard College. Setton’s work has been widely exhibited in Canada, the UK, China, Taiwan, Korea and the United States. She has received more than two dozen awards for her work, including three times of Best of Show at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America. In 2010, she represented the U.S. at the Third International Biennial of Modern Ink Painting in Taipei. She serves on the faculty of the China Institute in Manhattan and the Art League of Long Island.

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