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Materials Lab Workshop: A Brush with Nature—Chinese Painting

November 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 |  $15


November 4, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400
Close-up of a hand holding a brush over a painting of pink blossoms on dark twigs.
Artist Qingxiong Ma painting plum blossoms. Photo courtesy of the artist.


This event requires registration; see further details below.

The Materials Lab session is offered in Chinese on October 28 and in English on November 4.

Join us for a hands-on workshop on traditional Chinese brush painting with master brush painter Qingxiong Ma. Enjoy this opportunity to slow down, try your hand at re-creating elements of the natural world, and ponder your connection to the natural environment. To inspire you before the workshop, visit the Asian art galleries on Level 2 to view the installations The Living Earth in Gallery 2740 and Human vs. Nature in Gallery 2600, both of which feature paintings focused on nature.

The hands-on session will take place in the Materials Lab on the Lower Level.

$15 materials fee. Registration is required and space is limited; registration will open on this form, beginning on Wednesday, October 25, at 10am. Materials fee must be paid to confirm registration. Please email am_register@harvard.edu or call 617-495-1440 to join the waitlist. Minimum age of 14; no previous experience required.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at am_register@harvard.edu at least 48 hours in advance.