Full of gorgeous brushwork, easy-to-follow instruction, and exciting art materials, this complete kit is the perfect introduction to the ancient art of Chinese brush painting. After an introduction to the philosophy behind painting with Chinese brushstrokes and techniqes for holding and guiding the brush, aspiring artists are guided through step-by-step painting projects. Several accomplished artists show their process of painting subjects ranging from traditional bamboo and animals to a landscape and figure. And this kit contains everything needed to complete all the projects in the 32-page lesson book. The hardcover case includes a 40-page paperback book with corresponding Spanish translation, watercolor paints, Chinese paintbrushes, ink stick, ink stone, palette, and watercolor paper.