About Mayee

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Mayee Futterman specializes in Xiěyì 寫意, the spontaneous style of Chinese Brush Painting. Her art and teaching are founded on classical Chinese Brush Painting skills, techniques, philosophy, and subject matter. 


Mayee has extensive experience teaching children and adults of all levels. She is an instructor at UCLA Extension, Huntington Beach Art Center, and the Institute of Chinese Language and Culture. She offers corporate events, workshops, and demonstrations including Conviva, Mead & Hunt, Mirman School, Nasri Academy, Westerly School, Veterans Home of California, the American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting, Sumi-e Society of America Sarasota Chapter, and others. Mayee is a teacher of teachers. Her students have successfully started their own teaching careers. Her Live-On-Line classes attract hundreds of students worldwide.


Her award winning work is collected internationally. For over two decades, she studied and trained under master artist, Dr. Ning Yeh and co-authored many of his instructional books. Her step-by-step approach is suitable for all ages and levels.


“Excellent teacher. You could tell her mastery of the subject. She engaged us in every step of the course. Very encouraging, positive and supportive of her students while at the same time points out how you can do better.


“It was accessible to all levels. The more experienced student would produce a more polished piece but a beginner could still participate and produce something very presentable.“