Chinese Brush Painting – Flower, Bird and Insects in Freehand Style for Intermediate & Advanced
There are two main styles in traditional Chinese brush painting techniques: freehand style and meticulous style. The meticulous style, in Chinese “Gongbi”, literally meaning “tidy”, Gongbi work is painted on sized rice paper or sized silk and is a very controlled and detailed technique, uses detailed brush strokes that delimit details very precisely. This course will start from the basic skills of painting in meticulous style from learning how to draw fine lines, how to use two brushes with colour or ink to do different tones and build up layers of colour and ink for flowers and leaves.
Painting on silk is a two thousand year old traditional Chinese art form. Suitable for both intermediate and advanced, this course will teach you how to paint lotus flower and fish in meticulous style on sized silk and rice paper. The course will include introduction, demonstration and individual supervision.
Accommodation is available subject to availability.
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.
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