This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from Ms. Xiang Li, a Master artist from the National Palace Museum (also known as The Forbidden City of Beijing, China) with over 40 years of experience.
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Please note: the cost includes all materials and no experience is required! Everyone is welcome.
We recommend students age 6-12 to join the Children's Art Classes. We understand that age range is a suggestion not a requirement given individual comfort level and interest.
If you are interested in our Adult Art Classes, please check out: http://xiangliartadults.eventbrite.com
About Xiang Li:
Xiang Li is an internationally acclaimed artist who specializes in the reproduction and restoration of ancient Chinese paintings. She has attained celebrity status in her native China, as evidenced by the high praise she has earned from top art scholars and even the Last Emperor’s brother, Pu Jie, who said that she is “one of the most extraordinary artists of our time.” Currently, an entire museum is being built in Hainan to showcase one of her collections, specifically her depiction of 413 scenes from the Chinese classic novel Dream of the Red Chamber.
Ms. Li’s remarkable career began at the highly esteemed National Palace Museum, located in The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, where she worked for thirty-seven years. There, Ms. Li was apprenticed to top-tier masters of art whose expertise lay in traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy, and restoration. Under their tutelage, Ms. Li became an expert on over 5,000 years of Chinese art history and a master of both the Gongbi and Xieyi styles of painting.
You can visit Xiang Li's Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/xiangliart
How did the Art Classes begin?
In Chinese, we have a saying: “When two talents meet, possibilities emerge.”
Ms. Li’s daughter, Fei Wu, began training with Master O’Malley in 2001. Like any proud mother, Li enjoyed watching her daughter perform the Tae Kwon Do forms. However, when Li saw Master O’Malley perform those same forms, she was immediately struck with the depth and breadth of Tae Kwon Do as a true art form.
She immediately began working on a large landscape painting, which now hangs in the Tae Kwon Do Center.
Ms. Li feels this painting expresses the grandeur of the Tae Kwon Do heritage that Master O’Malley embodies.
Together, Master O’Malley and Ms. Li established the Art Class series for both adults and children at the O’Malley TKD Center.