Learn how to draw tigers in Chinese painting with William Cai. To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Tiger we are delighted to offer a six week course led by William Cai. He will teach you the technique of using Chinese painting to draw tigers.
2 – 4pm
23 March – 27 April
Course Fee: Full £165 : Retired £155 : Concession £145
Weekly Pay As You Go Fee: Full £35 : Retired £30: Concession £25
Limited to 12 artists
First you will learn how to draw the tiger’s head; study its facial features and structure. William will teach you to use the special techniques of Chinese brushes to portray its details.
Then you’ll move on to depict the tiger’s entire body. You’ll use a more abstract method of representing tigers with Chinese painting. By using Chinese brushes, inks and colours you will learn how to express features like the tiger’s fur on traditional Chinese rice paper.
Finally you’ll draw some simple backgrounds.
During the six week course you will learn how to further control the characteristics of using Chinese brushes. You’ll be able to use your brushes better; draw lines with them and create some special techniques for their special effects.
To get the most from this course of drawing Tigers in Chinese painting, you should have some knowledge of Chinese painting.
Tools required for Chinese Painting
To learn Chinese painting you will need a few specialist tools. William will bring the brushes, inks and extra paper for you to buy, or you can explore the delights of this specialist Chinese supplier, Oriental Arts in Brighton. You’ll need
- an assortment of soft and stiff brushes of different sizes
- ink for Chinese painting
- a box of Chinese colours
- Chinese rice paper
- a small felt mat for Chinese painting : 70 x 50cm
- a small water cup
- a saucer for colour
- a small plate/pallet for colour mixing