Monthly Archives: January 2017

Chinese Brush Painting – Birds and Flowers Jan 2018

In the winter term, apart from our regular evening calligraphy class, we will also run a 5 week day time Chinese brush painting class starts from 24 January 2018 from 10am – 12.30pm.

Birds and flowers painting were often used as decorative elements in pottery, appeared in screens and utensils. From Tang dynasty around the 8th and 9th centuries in China until today, Birds and flowers painting is a special school of Chinese brush paintings and it is widely popular for centuries.

This 5 week course will start with introducing the history of Chinese painting then the common techniques related to the Chinese soft brushes and ink. Participants will have the option to select from a range of subjects demonstrated by the tutor, such as crane, oriole, kingfisher, lotus flower, Chinese orchid etc.

Students can anticipate completing at least one piece of Chinese painting artwork per class. Demonstration and plenty of personal attention will be provided during the class. This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.

There will be a maximum of 12 students in the class for which all materials are provided. The cost is £125 for 12.5 hours or £100 for concessions, which is offered only to full time students. Minimum enrolment of 6 is required to ensure the class goes ahead.

To book a place on this rewarding course please book online or complete and return the registration form below along with your cheque payment made out to the University of Edinburgh.  Cash payment can be made in person at the Institute office.

Registration formChinese Landscape Painting

 

 

 

Brush Painting:Bamboo & Trees 28 April-5 wks10.30-12.30

Below is information on the next Friday morning five week Brush Painting class running in April and May. On this 5 week course the focus will be on the painting of bamboo and trees.

This course runs every Friday morning from 28 April to 26 May 2017 from 10:30 – 12:30.

Bamboo has significant culture importance in China and other east Asian countries, being seen to represent good character as found in gentry and those of noble birth.  The tradition of bamboo painting had been around for many centuries and some techniques have been used for over 1000 years.

The course will introduce the history of Chinese bamboo painting, then the common techniques relating to the use of Chinese soft brushes and ink.

Participants will have the option to select from a range of subjects demonstrated by the tutor, such as bamboo and trees.

As a student you can anticipate completing at least one Chinese artwork painting per class. Demonstration and plenty of personal attention will be provided during the class. This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.

There will be a maximum of 12 students in the class for which all materials are provided. The cost is £75 for 10 hours or £60 for concessions. Minimum enrolment of 6 is required to ensure the class goes ahead.

To secure your place on this enjoyable course please use the University’s ePay system or you can download this PDF Form which you will then need to complete and return to our office with  a cheque made out to the University of Edinburgh for the appropriate amount.  Cash payment can be made at the Institute in person.

If you have any questions please contact us on 0131 662 2180 or email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk

Hong Kong Carbon Capture Innovation Centre, 24 Jan 8.30am

We are pleased to share with you the opportunity to meet with Dr Shelley Zhou, newly appointed CEO of HKCCI (Hong Kong Carbon Capture Innovation). Come along on Tuesday 24 January between 8.30-10.30am at ECCI for a business breakfast and networking event.

For more info and to register, please click here.

The Scotland-Hong Kong centre to which Dr Zhou has been appointed as CEO, builds upon a 2013 memorandum of understanding between the Hong Kong Government and Scottish Government to develop closer partnerships to address the key challenges of climate change and a lower carbon economy. The Team Scotland Centre is led by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and is funded by the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, BRE Scotland and Scottish Development International.

The centre aims to share and develop best practice with the Hong Kong government agencies, academic and business partners for the future of low-carbon technologies in Hong Kong. Low carbon experts will focus on projects including sustainable buildings, mobility, pollution and waste issues, energy efficiency and carbon monitoring and management. It will serve as a landing pad for Scottish organisations wishing to engage in Hong Kong.

You can find out more about the work of ECCI in Hong Kong via this link.

To book a place at the business breakfast networking event please use this Eventbrite link.

ECCI is also hosting a  pop-up Carbon Chat room on Wed 25th January from 2.30pm-4pm. This will be held in the Pod, ECCI.  This is the second opportunity to meet the newly appointed CEO of HKCCI, Dr Shelly Zhou and hear about the plans for the Centre and ECCI’s international aims.No registration is required for this session.