Workshop: Traditional Chinese Ink and Brush Line Drawing

The program is now full but you are welcome to join the waitlist below.

Instructor: Ms. Qianhe Man (滿芊何)
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 11:00am
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, California.

All levels of experience are welcome.
Age limit: 13 years or older.
Non-residential program (Please arrange local accommodations if needed.)

About the Course

This course offers a foundational lesson in Buddhist painting led by Ms. Qianhe Man, an artist and lecturer at the Beijing Institute of Technology. Through an appreciation of classical painting, we can understand the aesthetic culture of Buddhist art and the spirit behind the works. During this course, we will explore the styles of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420) as well as line drawing in the traditional ink-and-brush style of Master Hong Yi (1880–1942). Master Hong Yi was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk, artist, and calligrapher.  

Students are invited to create line drawings of Buddhist images using the traditional ink and brush method, and enjoy peace and meditation through the practice of painting.

Theory Class

Participants will be introduced to the concept of Chinese line drawing in traditional ink-and-brush style and will develop an appreciation for classical Buddhist paintings.

Practicum Class

Participants will learn to prepare all the necessary materials for line drawing and how to do basic line drawing of Buddhist images in the traditional ink-and-brush style.

Sample Images

About the Instructor

As an artist and designer, Ms. Man has produced many award-winning jewelry and handicraft designs and held personal exhibitions in various countries in Asia as well as in the United States. As a Buddhist practitioner, she has developed a meditation practice through the drawing of Buddhist images. Ms. Man has been a visiting scholar in Japan and the United States and currently holds the position of lecturer in the School of Design at Beijing Institute of Technology.

Learn more about Ms Qianhe Man’s list of publications, awards, and exhibitions:

Tuitions and Fees

Adults: $120
Students and educators: $60
* Service scholarships and financial aid are available upon request.  Please fill out this application and submit to


We welcome young people who are 13 years or older and can attend with a parent or guardian to apply. We are unable to accomodate children younger than 13.

The program is now full but you can apply for the waitlist.

Campus Guidelines

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Work by the Instructor