Chinese Brush Painting: Freehand Brushwork - Year of The Dog Tutor: William CaiCourse Code: 3218-14
Through face to face instruction and with demonstrations, this course is to study how to use brushes by studying freehand brushwork. Drawing bamboo is the basic skill of Chinese painting and we will be able to train the brushes by drawing bamboo. After this we will learn to use 'boneless painting' for painted flowers.
As this is the Chinese year of the dog, we will draw a dog freehand and finally, the flowers will be combined with the dog to form a complete art work.
Throughout this course, you will be trained in the skill of using brush to learn how to draw beautiful lines with brushes and understand that lines are Chinese painting. We will cover the main means of modeling.
We will appreciate that the use of a brush with different water content can result in different strokes on the picture.
These are the basic skills for further study of Chinese painting and remain so important to newcomers and experienced Chinese Brush painters. .
Please bring with you
Large, medium and small Chinese brushes (at least one of each)
A Bottle of Chinese Ink
A box of Chinese colour (or, Gamboge, Indigo, Burnt Sienna, Vermillion Carmine, Rouge tint and White colours, each one PCS)
Some rice paper (Xuan paper)
Felt or old blanket (about 1m2)
2 or 3 white dishes to be used as palettes
The following items can be purchased from your tutor
The tutor will have some materials available for purchase if required:
Ink: a bottle for £4;
Chinese colour: each tube of 12ml for £1; a set of 12 colours for £8.00;
Chinese brushes different size from £2 - £10;
Rice paper (70cm x 135cm) for £1.50.
Suitable for all levels
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
William (Wei Min) Cai has been painting for over 40 years and has been teaching Chinese painting and calligraphy in the UK since the early 1990's. Originally from the Guangdong province of China, his work has been exhibited in China, Japan, Indonesia and the UK.
William has held demonstrations of Chinese painting and calligraphy at the V&A and the British Museum and teaches at the Westminster City Library amongst other art institutions.