Mustard Seed Manual; Online Drawing Activity for Teens

Have you seen Chester Beatty’s copy of the Mustard Seed Manual? It is a how-to book for Chinese landscape painting from the early Qing dynasty. It includes teaching materials and techniques on the topic, from hills and mountains, to grass, insects and birds, to people and houses. Follow artist Heather Gray and draw or paint a bird inspired by this very famous art book.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this video has been postponed. We will notify you through social media once we have a new date to premiere this event.

In the meantime please visit our learning page to join in on some of our previous drawing activities.

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