Thank you for your interest in my Chinese brush painting correspondence course. Here are the guidelines and terms and conditions. Please fill out the application form below and any questions you may have. and we will be contact you.
GENERAL COURSE GUIDELINES
OBJECTIVES: The objective of James Tan's correspondence courses is to raise the general understanding and standards of Chinese brush painting and to promote and further develop Chinese culture.
COVERAGE: Classes will be conducted by mail and email in a step-by-step tutorial fashion designed to increase students? skill and interest in the art of Chinese brush painting. Major topics include:
1. Both traditional and Lingnan schools of Chinese brush painting techniques.
2. Fundamental theories underlying Chinese brush painting to include proper use of brush, proper use of ink and color, and the techniques of copying and imitating and composition.
3. Subjects: flowers, birds, animals, landscapes, vegetables, insects and fish.
CLASSES: Classes will be conducted by correspondence, using Chinese painting samples provided by the instructor. Students will enroll in an initial 3-month period of instruction, and, if so desired, may extend in monthly increments thereafter, giving 30 days notice to insure continuity.
PROCEDURES: Upon receipt of registration and payment, the instructor will forward the student homework for the first 2 months: 2 sets of 6 sample paintings each (3 small and 3 medium) to the student. At the end of the first month, the student will return the first 6 paintings, together with  the work the student has done and  questions for the instructor. Upon receipt, the instructor will  correct the student work,  address the student questions and  forward the next set of 6 paintings. If the student elects to continue beyond the initial 3 month period, the student will notify the instructor by the end of the second month and (upon receipt of payment) an additional 6 sample paintings will be provided. This procedure will continue as long as the student is enrolled. If the student decides to terminate, all sample paintings will be returned to the instructor.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TUITION AND LENDING OF PAINTING SAMPLES
TUITION: US$480 for the first three months of enrollment and US$160 for each month thereafter, payable by check or money order or by a Pay Pal account.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES: Students must provide their own painting equipment and supplies. Upon request, the instructor will provide a list of needed supplies and a list of suppliers.
LENDING OF INSTRUCTOR CHINESE PAINTING SAMPLES:
The instructor Chinese painting samples will be sent to the student in a cardboard mailing tube provided by the instructor.
To minimize the possibility of damage, the samples must not be removed from the sealed plastic envelopes UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
The student shall use the mailing tube to return the sample paintings and the homework. Questions for the instructor may be included with the homework or sent via email.
Samples will be sent by registered mail at the instructor expense and returned to the instructor by registered mail at the student expense.
ALL PAINTING SAMPLES REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND MAY BE CIRCULATED ONLY AMONG CURRENT STUDENTS WITH THE SPECIFIC PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.
NOTE: Borrowers of painting samples are responsible for keeping them CLEAN and FREE OF DAMAGES. In case of any loss and/or damages to the sample's), borrower shall compensate the instructor appropriately.