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Painting is a meditation on creating your own world. When you put brush to rice paper, each brushstroke transforms your image and leaves a mark like a peaceful dream. You feel a new breath emerging from body and heart. Outside stories fade away. You begin speaking the language of appreciating life. In this class, Osher members will learn to paint the colorful fall harvest of chili peppers, pumpkins, cabbages, carrots, and more. Students will cultivate creativity, new mysterious ink painting ideas with rice paper and radical constraint, but the brushwork remains in the heart as a story and symbol of things. With the diversity of so many creative brushstrokes, Asian ink paintings enable students to know and appreciate beautiful East Asian art. The methods help develop a better cultural exchange, understanding of culture, and respect for the diversity of lifestyle.