The Reader: dot-art: Introduction to Chinese Painting

The Reader: dot-art: Introduction to Chinese Painting The Reader: dot-art: Introduction to Chinese Painting


Venue: Calderstones Mansion House
Dates: 06/07/2020
Times: 11:00 - 17:00


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This Chinese brush painting session is a mixed ability class, suitable for experienced artists looking to experiment with a different technique, or beginners looking to create graceful and simple paintings.

***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***

Monday 6 July, 11:00 – 5pm £50 for 1 day workshop

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Programme

  • This session will begin with a brief history of Chinese art looking at the main ways it differs from Western painting styles
  • This will be followed by a demonstration of brush technique, correct handling and posture, leading to the first exercise which will finish in you painting a long flowing orchid stem, adding simple orchid flowers
  • The second exercise teaches more techniques focusing on ink and dilution, adding watercolour
  • You will then paint the “Four Gentlemen” – four plants used to teach the fundamental elements of Chinese brush painting: the plum blossom (梅), the bamboo (竹), and the chrysanthemum (菊) (the other plant is the orchid (蘭) previously used in exercise 1)
  • We will look at what different trees and flowers represent in Chinese culture: e.g. strength, peace, purity etc
  • We will also look at Chinese calligraphy and have a go at writing in Chinese using our paintbrushes
  • From a number of different visual stimuli, we will choose our own subject matter to create a more detailed painting using the techniques we have learned, with demonstration from the artist, feedback and group critiques

Tutor: Madeleine Pires

Dates:

Spring/Summer Programme 2020, Monday 6th July 2020, 11am-5pm

Venue:

Calderstones Mansion House,

Calderstones Road,

Liverpool L18 3JB

Cost

£50 for 1 day workshop

Materials

You will need to bring some of your own materials for the duration of the course. Materials lists will be provided 2-3 weeks before the course begins. If you require this list earlier, please email info@dot-art.com.

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Notes:

There are a maximum of 15 places available on each session, so early booking is essential.

To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

Cancellations / Refunds

Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

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