Friday, 2 February 2018

Chinese calligraphy & painting class - May 2018

Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years.

Chinese calligraphy evening class

2, 16, 23, 30 May and 6 June from 6pm - 8pm.
http://www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/announcements/chinese-calligraphy-5-week-course-2-may-2018/
Cost: £100
Location: Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 5HP

Chhinese brush painting class

3, 17, 24, 31 May and 7 June from 10am - 12.30pm http://www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/announcements/brush-painting-3-may-2018/
Cost: £125
Location: Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 5HP

For further information, please contact info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call 01316622180

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Chinese calligraphy demonstration video

This video will give you a depth view into Chinese calligraphy and brush painting, discuss the philosophy and techniques with live demonstration. Produced by robinmairphotography.com.




Sunday, 16 April 2017

Chinese calligraphy demonstration

See below for demonstration of Chinese calligraphy by Chi Zhang.Chinese calligraphy 'fu' means 'good fortune' in five styles. Seal style, Clerical style, regular style, running style and cursive style (from right to left)




Friday, 17 March 2017

Chinese calligraphy evening class

Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years.

Students can anticipate completing at least one piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork per class. The content can be selected from a range of options including a Chinese poem or perhaps a quotation from an ancient sage.

This class will focus on running style of Chinese calligraphy the semi-cursive style which is the mid point of the five styles: Seal; Clerical; Running (semi-cursive); Cursive; Regular. This is a more flowing style in which strokes are allowed to run into each other. It is most similar to hand-writing and can therefore be read more easily.

Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm
Dates: 8 & 25 April; 2, 9 & 23 May

Venue: Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus, Abden House, EH16 5HP
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Chinese brush painting evening class

Chinese brush painting - Birds and Flowers

Time: 6.15 - 8.15pm on Thursdays
20th April - 18th May

Venue: PG102 (Postgraduate Centre)
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Eh14 4AS

In the spring term we are running a 5 week Chinese painting course focus on Birds and Flowers.

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.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Chinese painting taster courses in the Lake District

Upcoming Courses

May 2017 TRY FOR A DAY: CHINESE PAINTING – MOUNTAIN & WATER (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 15th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
Extend your creativity by letting yourself be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. This day focuses on Mountain and Water in Chinese landscape painting.

TRY FOR A DAY: CHINESE PAINTING – BIRDS & FLOWERS (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

May 16th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
Extend your creativity by letting yourself be guided by an expert in a traditional craft reflecting both philosophy and tradition. This day focuses on subjects like birds, fish & flowers.

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