Five Week Daytime Chinese Brush Painting – Scottish Landscape, 2-30 May

Landscape, Shan Shui, literally translated as ‘mountain and water’, is one of the most popular subjects in Chinese brush painting. Chinese painting techniques are not bound by Geographical limit; it can also interpret Scottish landscape. Taking inspiration from the wonderful view from Abden house, the main building of Confucius Institute, this course will mix classroom based exercises and outdoor sketching and painting, weather permitted. Please bring your own sketch book and some photos of your favourite landscape as reference.

This course will be led by Chi Zhang, experienced art tutor, shortlisted of ‘Sky Art Landscape Artist of the year 2015’.

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 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.

In the meantime enjoy this short video of live painting of Arthur’s Seat by our institute very own calligraphy teacher.

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


Course: Five week Chinese Brush Painting – Scottish landscape in Chinese style (Daytime)
Date + Time: Thursday Mornings – 02 May – 30 May, 10:00-12:30pm
Cost: £125 (£100) including all materials
Location: Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus, Abden House