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April Begins

at GAFA

Hey everyone! March is over now and April has started out very busy for us. We started a new class with Professor Xie, we are studying a photo realist approach to still-life painting. It takes a lot of patience.

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Here is our professor showing us how to mix our own gesso and apply the ground evenly to the canvas.

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Lunch in Nanting! Dumplings are delicious, these ones have corn inside.

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Coconuts

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Studio

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Steph's still life

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We have also been busy preparing for a show we will have soon in the University Art Museum with our studio, Studio 1. This is Professor He taking photos of our paintings to put in the catalogue of the show.

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We met some awesome art history graduate students at GAFA old campus

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chillin

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Yu Ji, our professor from Cal State Long Beach came to visit! He has a show of his drawings in the University Art Museum. Here is Yu Ji and Proessor He

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Studio 1 guys helping Yu Ji set up his show in the museum.

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Some examples of Yu Ji's amazing work.

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Talking to us students about drawing.

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So then we got a chance to explore Guangzhou a little bit with Yu Ji, we went to eat and hang out and draw, it was fun.

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Fun times at a park in Guangzhou

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Drawing

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Dinner with the exchange program kids

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Sophia and Steph at Yu Ji's show opening

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Emma and Javier

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The usual, Steph hanging around the cute Asian Games Goat sculptures at GAFA.

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Javier and Alvin in Nanting

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Now that the games are over, the people have begun to cut holes in the wall, slowly the village will evolve.

Here are a few new pieces in progress, by Steph:

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Thats all for now, will post soon of new adventures but for now happy painting and enjoying life in Guangzhou!!

Posted by JandSblog 01:50 Archived in China

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