Five Week Daytime Chinese Brush Painting – Lotus and fish from 16 January 2019

Celebrate Chinese New Year by learning to paint lotus and fish in Chinese style. Fish represent wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture and the popular symbol of Chinese New Year are lotus and goldfish. Koi fish, either black or red, also represent wealth, success and popularity.

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.

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 eligible to full time university student. A minimum enrolment of five 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 downloadthis 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


Course: Five week Chinese Brush Painting – Lotus and fish (Day time)
Date + Time: Wednesdays Mornings – 16 January – 13 February, 10:00-12:30pm
Cost: £125 (£100) including all materials
Location: Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus, Abden House

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