Dance of the Brush author, Jean Shen, is a non-traditional Approach to Chinese Brush Painting. An exponent of both traditional and modern styles, Jean has held major exhibitions in both the US and Asia. Believing that anyone can learn the art of Chinese brush, Jean brings a unique philosophy to her teaching. She has a master’s degree in education from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center, and was the first to introduce courses in Chinese brush painting to educational programs in San Diego colleges and universities. After years of experience, Jean has developed her own curriculum which emphasizes the path of self-discovery through mastery of the dance of the brush. While this is very different from her own more traditional path, Jean sees the results in her students who range across diverse ages and backgrounds. She continues to develop her own style of painting and teaching.