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Chinese Ink, Dutch Water


Chinese Painting

Chinese painting is one of the oldest artistic traditions in the world. Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as guóhuà, meaning 'national' or 'native painting', as opposed to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century. Chinese ink painting is characterized by shifting viewpoints, subtle colors and rich mood. Chinese painting sometimes only requires water and black ink, but for certain themes there are also more colors involved, which is sometimes referred as color painting.


Starting from the year 2021, the China Cultural Center in The Hague will offer an online course on traditional Chinese ink painting: "Chinese Ink Dutch Water". Through this course, you will be guided by Mr. Lesheng Zhou, a well-known Chinese painter based in The Hague, to explore how to express emotions through traditional Chinese ink painting.



Information over the Course Instructor

Lesheng Zhou

Member of Artists Association in PULCHRI (Den Haag) ARTI et Amicitiae (Amsterdam).


Teaching Experiences

Vrije Kunstacademie in Den Haag

Volksuniversiteit Den Haag

Volksuniversiteit Amstelveen

Kunstacademie in Maassluis

Universiteit Leiden, Confuciusinstuut

Kunstacademie in Maassluis

Het Chinese Cultureel Centrum in Den Haag



Course overview
Starts from: 05/01/2021, 10 lessons of an hour and a half (One extra hour for work correction)
Time: Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. (a ten-minute break from 10.40 a.m. to 10.50 a.m.)
Costs: 10 lessons for €240, -
Teacher: Zhou Lesheng
Participants: minimum 6, maximum 8
For: Everybody, beginners/advanced students
1) The cost includes tuition fees, ten sheets of rice paper (138cm* 68cm), two brushes, a bottle of ink and copies of the drawings needed for the ten lessons.
2) Students must send their work to Mr Zhou, who will send it back to the student after correction.
3) The shipping costs for sending the work to Mr Zhou will be paid by the student, and the shipping costs for returning the revised work to the students will be paid by Mr Zhou.
4) If you are interested in participating in this course, please send your personal details (name, address, e-mail, telephone number) to We will then send you detailed payment information by e-mail.

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