Chinese Brush Painting

Course Type: Adult leisure and hobby Campus: West Durrington Campus

This course is for anyone who has an interest in ink wash painting.  We will explore Chinese traditional ink and brushes, and also use “raw” paper (rice paper called Shuen Paper). 

We will look into the characteristics of Chinese painting and how it differs from Western watercolour, exploring composition, tone and contrast. We will work towards using colours after building confidence with handling the brushes and ink. This is a topic-based painting course and beginners are welcome.

This course will teach you the unique eastern composition, tone, contrast and marks. Students will learn the basic technique of Chinese painting styles with a range of topics like cherry blossoms and bamboos and practise how to use traditional brushes to make marks - moving toward producing independent work with aesthetic appearance with mono tone or colours.

By the end of the course you will be able to create individual painting and you may want to combine Chinese symbols and painting together.

Tutor: Peon Boyle (BA (Hons) Fine Art), fine artist and printmaker. Co-founder of Old Cartshed Studio- Printmaking and Pottery

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0404-1C 03 Nov 2021 West Durrington Wednesdays 18:30 - 20:30 5 weeks £137.00 Enrol & Pay

Discounted fees

This course is eligible for a 50% discount if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for this discount here.

Students will need to bring:

  • Reference material to work from, e.g. photographs and drawings. A pen, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, craft knife, and apron.
  • Some painting material like water colour and ink

Open events

We run various open events throughout the year to enable you to come in to the College, see our facilities and speak with our staff.

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Course costs

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Other ways to enrol

You can also enrol by calling 01273 667704 or in person at our Central Brighton or West Durrington Campuses.

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