Monthly Archives: December 2019

5 Weeks Daytime Chinese Calligraphy Starts 4 March 2020

The five week course runs from Wednesday morning 4 March to 1 April 2020 will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. This course will start by introducing common techniques related to the Chinese soft brushes and ink. Students will also learn the basic strokes of Regular Style. Regular Style (Kai Shu) is most common in modern writings and publications. This writing style is suitable for both beginners and students who learned Clerical Style before. With a maximum of 12 students in the class plenty of personal attention is guaranteed as well as clear demonstrations and instructions to help students develop their skills.

Students can anticipate completing at least one piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork per class. The contents of this work could be a selected Chinese poems or perhaps an ancient master’s quotation.

The cost is £125 for the 12.5 hour course which runs Wednesday mornings from 10.00am – 12.30pm from 4 March 2020. There is a concession rate of £100, which is offered only to full time students. The fee includes all materials. A minimum of five students are 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. (Please note we are no longer accepting cash payment in our office)

This course will be led by Chi Zhang, experienced art tutor, shortlisted of ‘Sky Art Landscape Artist of the year 2015’. For more information and see Chi’s work please visit http://www.chizhangartist.com

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

KEY INFORMATION

Course: Five week Chinese Calligraphy – Regular style (Daytime)
Date + Time: Wednesday Mornings: 4 March – 1 April 2020, 10:00-12:30pm
Cost: £125 (£100) including all materials
Location: Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus, Abden House

One to one tutorials and small group workshops can also be arranged. Please email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call us on0131 662 2180 to discuss further.

5 Weeks Daytime Chinese Brush Painting Starts 5 March 2020

Discover the fascinating art of Chinese brush painting and try your hand at this expressive art form. This course is suitable for beginners or people who have painting experience but have never tried Chinese brush painting techniques before. No prior knowledge is necessary, you should simply be keen to learn and willing to hold a brush. All the materials used during the course will be provided.

Using Chinese soft brushes, ink and colors, you will be shown how to achieve wonderful animal paintings in freehand Xieyi style. Participants will have the option to select from a range of subjects demonstrated by the tutor, such as Crane, a mystical creature in China, Japan and other East Asian countries, is the symbol of longevity and good fortune, tiger symbolizes determination and strength and Giant panda, the black & white fur is also perfect for monochrome ink painting.

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.

The cost is £125 for the 12.5 hour course which runs Thursday mornings from 10.00am – 12.30pm from 5 March 2020. There is a concession rate of £100, which is offered only to full time students. The fee includes all materials. A minimum of five students are 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. (Please note we are no longer accepting cash payment in our office)

This course will be led by Chi Zhang, experienced art tutor, shortlisted of ‘Sky Art Landscape Artist of the year 2015’. For more information and see Chi’s work please visit http://www.chizhangartist.com

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

KEY INFORMATION
Course: Five week Chinese Brush Painting – Xieyi style (Daytime)
Date + Time: Thursday Mornings: 5 March – 2 April, 10:00-12:30pm
Cost: £125 (£100) including all materials
Location: Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus, Abden House

One to one tutorials and small group workshops can also be arranged. Please email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call us on0131 662 2180 to discuss further.

Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds at Edinburgh Zoo 15 Nov – 26 Jan 2020

Picture by Stewart Attwood

The award-winning Giant Lanterns returns to Edinburgh Zoo, but with a whole new theme for 2019. Running across 47-nights, this extravaganza is based around a Lost Worlds theme, where hundreds of prehistoric creatures will be brought to life to present a visually stunning display of the history of wildlife. 

Discover 570 million years of wildlife, from when the origins of life appeared as a dazzling array of tiny microbes, to a world where dinosaurs were born and the ice age gave way to the forgotten giants of the animal kingdom.

This is the third year the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh in partnership with Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) for this season’s Giant Lanterns festival. 

Book your ticket from Edinburgh Zoo website HERE