Daytime Brush Painting-Bird & flowers 20.06 – 18.07

Birds and flowers were often used as decorative elements in Chinese pottery, screens and utensils. From the Tang dynasty, during the 8th and 9th centuries, and until today, birds and flowers painting is a special school within Chinese brush painting that has remained widely popular for centuries.

This course will start by introducing the history of Chinese painting and 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 the crane, oriole, kingfisher, lotus flower, Chinese orchid, etc.

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

The cost is £125 or £100 for university students’ concessions. (All materials are included)

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.

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

If you have any questions please contact us on 0131 662 2180 or email


Course: Five week Chinese Brush Painting – Bird and flowers (Daytime)
Date + Time: Thursday Mornings – 20 June – 18 July, 10:00-12:30pm
Cost: £125 (£100) including all materials
Location: Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus, Abden House


One Day Calligraphy Workshop on 6 July – visit here for details.

One Day Brush Painting Workshop on 27 July – visit here for details.