Learn how to paint flowers using traditional Chinese freehand painting techniques.
During the eight week course you learn how to use and control Chinese brushes and the basic methods of Chinese painting. You’ll study and learn to paint the flowers known as “Four Gentlemen” and topics including their foliage and perhaps a bird or two.
10.30am – 12.30pm
7 September – 26 October
Course Fee: Full £250 : Retired £210 : Concession £180
Weekly Pay As You Go Fee: Full £35 : Retired £30: Concession £25
Limited to 8 artists.
Join Chinese master, William Cai and learn how to control Chinese brushes and some of the basic techniques of Chinese freehand flower painting. Throughout the ten week course you
- work to improve your control of and ability with the unique Chinese brushes
- learn more of the basic skills and simple techniques
- learn how to apply those techniques
- become confident in using Chinese watercolour paints
By the end of the course you will have gradually moved onto some of the more difficult techniques and be able to combine them into a complete flower and bird 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 and we shall provide paper, pallet and a felt mat. You can also explore the delights of this specialist Chinese supplier, Oriental Arts in Brighton. If you want to gather your own materials, 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