Chinese Brush Painting 5 week day time class from 28 Feb

Below is information on the next Wednesday morning five week Brush Painting class running from 28 February to 28 March 2018 from 10.00-12.30. On this 5 week course the focus will be on the painting of bamboo and trees.

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 £125 for 12.5  hours or £100 for concessions i.e. students. A 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

You may also be interested in our Calligraphy Classes – click here for details.