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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. To practice painting brings calm. The painting is a meditation in creating your own world. Osher members will learn the basic elements of Four Gracious Symbols, Four Gentlemen: Bamboo, Orchid, Mum, Plum Tree. Students will cultivate creativity, new mysterious ink painting ideas, and radical constraint but the brushwork remains in the heart as a metaphor 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.