My students loved Chinese brush painting. They were glued to the screen when we watched this video. I was taken aback by how mesmerized my 8th graders became with the technique. We paused, rewinded, and just enjoyed the experience!
I had the students watch a great deal of the video before I brought out any supplies. That was wise - it made for such a better experience for the kids and better end products. I bought the book for my own education and enjoyment, but I found my more artistic students using it to embellish their basic painting with fish, insects, and flowers! The book has easy step by step instructions on how to paint all sorts of things found in nature. Again, I under estimated my students' natural talent! I wish I'd thought to take pictures.
My favorite part as a teacher was that both resources addressed history, technique and inspiration.
Book ISBN: 0-7858-2027-2
Video ISBN: 0-7697-8086-5
Both resources are in good used condition. Some wear on dust jacket of book and a label was partially removed at some time.