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Chinese Painting

Professor Zhimin Guan, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Chinese painting techniques can provide a window to Chinese culture. During this workshop, Chinese language teachers will have the opportunity to learn and practice Chinese painting techniques. Professor Guan will demonstrate how to paint trees, flowers, fish, birds and animals, including the panda. Participants will have time to experiment with these techniques and learn skills that they can use to teach Chinese cultural lessons in the classroom.

To register, call (612) 625-5080 or e-mail with your name, email address, phone number and the title of the course(s) you would like to attend. Advance registration is required. Confirmation of registration will happen on a rolling basis.


Saturday, May 8, 2010
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


FREE, but registration required


101 University International Center
331-17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

About Zhimin Guan

Dr. Yuechang Wang

Zhimin Guan was born in Anhui, China. He received a BFA in painting in China in 1984. From 1985 to 1994 he taught painting and drawing a Dalian Institute of Industrial Design in Dalian, China. Besides teaching, Zhimin devoted himself to art and has earned national acclaim in China. In 1992, his pastel painting “Silent Violin” won the Gold Metal Award in the National Pastel Art Exhibition in Beijing. In spring 1995, Zhimin came to the US to pursue an MFA degree at Fort Hays State University, Kansas. Since 1998, Guan has been a professor of art at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Guan has exhibited his art throughout the United States and China in museums and galleries including China National Art Gallery, Beijing; China Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Hangzhou; Singapore Asian Artist Gallery; The Salmagundi Club, New York City; North Dakota Museum of Art; and the Plains Art Museum, Fargo.