Chinese Brush Painting – Birds and Flowers Jan 2018

In the winter term, apart from our regular evening calligraphy class, we will also run a 5 week day time Chinese brush painting class starts from 24 January 2018 from 10am – 12.30pm.

Birds and flowers painting were often used as decorative elements in pottery, appeared in screens and utensils. From Tang dynasty around the 8th and 9th centuries in China until today, Birds and flowers painting is a special school of Chinese brush paintings and it is widely popular for centuries.

This 5 week course will start with introducing the history of Chinese painting 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 crane, oriole, kingfisher, lotus flower, Chinese orchid etc.

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 offered only to full time students. Minimum enrolment of 6 is required to ensure the class goes ahead.

To book a place on this rewarding course please book online or complete and return the registration form below along with your cheque payment made out to the University of Edinburgh.  Cash payment can be made in person at the Institute office.

Registration formChinese Landscape Painting