Learn to draw in the a traditional style of Chinese painting and illustration known as gong bi, which Ms. Kozachek studied at the Beijing Central Art Academy.
The book illustrations of Janet Kozachek are known for their beautiful, flowing, calligraphic lines and subtle gradations of tonality. These are based upon a traditional style of Chinese painting and illustration known as gong bi, which Ms. Kozachek studied at the Beijing Central Art Academy. In that tradition, inked liner brushes make graceful, unbroken lines embellished with subtle washes of black and grey. We will look also at various paintings in silk and paper from the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, the Yale collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and from the private collections of the instructor. The instructor will guide students on how these techniques can be adapted to pencil and paper to make the unique illustrations for the poetry books the instructor/author is noted for and how the student may apply their own interpretations of gong bi to embellish and enrich their own creative work.
Limit 12 students, ages 14 and up.
Estimated Material Cost $25-$30
1. Drawing paper or sketch pad
2. Drawing blender stumps
3. Set of drawing pencils in a range from 6H to 6B-8
4. 4. Eraser Pencil (looks like a pencil only the tip is a pointed eraser)
5. Kneaded eraser or Tri Tip Eraser
6. Pencil sharpener and/or single edge razor