Chinese Brush Painting – Flower, Bird and Insects in Freehand Style for Beginners

Art - Practical

Two Day Course

Kaili Fu

3 May 2022 to 4 May 2022

£130 two day course

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There are two main styles in traditional Chinese brush painting techniques: freehand style and meticulous style. Freehand style painting is known as literati painting or in Chinese “:Xieyi”, meaning write an idea. The Chinese painting technique of the artist scholar is more interested in personal expression than accuracy and details. This flower and bird course for beginners will start from basic skills from holding brush properly, mixing ink and colours, painting plum flower petals, branches and bird. Also, bamboo and leaves. The tutor will conduct the course with brief introduction, subject demonstration and individual supervision, in a relaxing and active atmosphere.

This practical course covers the basic skills of painting flower and bird in freehand style and will give students the chance to try out the techniques and materials used as well as looking at the culture behind the art. The tutor will help students learn how to hold the brush and mix different colours on to it. The course will also include some demonstration and individual supervision.

No experience necessary, beginners are welcome.

Accommodation is available subject to availability.

Tutor information

Kaili Fu, an art graduate from A university in East China, was a Chinese art teacher in China. After coming to England in 1988, she started teaching Chinese brush painting to Adult classes and exhibiting her art work in Devon, the South West and later throughout the UK. She is recognised as a specialist in authentic Chinese brush painting as well as an inspiring tutor. Kaili feels her lifelong purpose is to introduce and extend knowledge of traditional Chinese painting and techniques to the West. Kaili could teach students of various levels. she approaches her course with professionalism and flexibility.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.