“Amy King is a master painter. She knows the paper, the ink, and the brush thoroughly and they happily do her bidding. She is an excellent teacher giving individualized instruction; her students benefit enormously from her knowledge as well as from her generous and joyful spirit.”
“Amy is a wonderful artist and teacher, so knowledgeable and patient and encouraging. She devotes a great deal of time and attention to each student so that each class is almost like a private lesson. Due to Amy’s expert guidance, my paintings always turn out much better than I would have believed possible. I am lucky to be her student.”
“Amy is a wonderful artist, an amazing teacher, and a lovely, caring person. She lets her students choose what to paint, encourages us to experiment with different styles of painting, and guides us through to successful paintings every time.”
“Laoshi (Teacher in Mandarin) is the best Chinese brush painting teacher I have ever had. If I may, I would like to use her name to describe her:
“A” for Artistic beyond imagination—her gifts in her paintings are breathtaking, I can admire her artwork for hours.
“M” for Modest in her—the way she paints and teaches totally presents her passion in her artwork and students.
“Y” for Young at heart—her cheerfulness in greeting her students make learning so much more enjoyable, her patience in explaining techniques encourages beginners to feel confident in learning, her dedication in teaching motives me to do my best every time I paint.
I am thankful that I can learn Chinese brush painting with Amy laoshi, and with her inspiration I hope to continue to improve my painting techniques. Thank you, laoshi.”
“I have been with Amy well over twenty years. I have minimum talent but Amy is able to bring out “your inner Artist” so that even I have taken a few ribbons at the San Mateo Fair. Plus, she is one of the sweetest and most generous human beings you’ll ever meet.”
“Amy’s class is such fun and I miss it so much. She is a really great teacher and there are only 5 of us so we get a lot of good attention.”
“After many years of wanting to enroll in the brush painting class, I finally found Amy who inspires me in a way such that Chinese brush painting can be so creative and fun. In the group I attend, each one works on different topics and painting styles based on interests. Amy is so artistic and patient providing personalized instructions and demonstrations to fulfill each individual needs. And that is one of the essentials in the class I find it very useful that you learn various techniques while watching the demo Amy provides for others. This is the class that brings people with a passion for drawing and the class I look forward to each week. I highly recommend the class.”
By the way, I love your doodles…so creative! Thanks!
“I was given a gift certificate for Amy’s Introductory Chinese Brush painting class. It sat unused for quite a while and finally I went. I didn’t want to waste it….well, that was 17 years ago!”