Introduction To Chinese Brush Painting & Calligraphy

Creative Learning |
18th July 2018

Wed 18 Jul | 10.30am-4.30pm | with Irene Sanderson | £55

About the course:

The Chinese brush is used by many in a form of meditation because of the need to concentrate on preparation not only of the brush but also of the body and mind. This practical workshop will give beginners an introduction to the basics of Chinese brush calligraphy and painting, and give those with some experience opportunity to learn and develop.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring:

  • A pen, notebook and your glasses if you need them.
  • Watercolours (tube). These may be artist quality or student quality, English or Chinese.
  • 5 white saucers to mix ink and watercolour.
  • 2 half-litre water containers, clear plastic, for washing and rinsing your brushes.
  • A roll of kitchen paper
  • Two newspapers
  • Any materials you wish to use, such as Chinese brushes or inks.

Please wear protective clothing – an apron or shirt– as Chinese ink does stain! Irene will bring all the essential materials you need, such as brushes, inks and paper, and you will be able to use these freely. Worksheet copies are available to purchase at 10p a sheet.

More info about the course:

Whether you are an accomplished artist or a petrified wobbly wannabe, this is a great opportunity to brush with wonders. This practical workshop will give beginners an introduction to the basics of Chinese brush calligraphy and painting, and give those with some experience opportunity to learn and practice more.

The Chinese brush is used by many in a form of meditation because of the need to concentrate on preparation not only of the brush but also of the body and mind. Quieten your inner critic and embrace your free inner expressive self as we create from deep within playfully with expert guidance.

 

This is a step-by-step teaching day with demonstrations by the artist-tutor along with explanatory worksheets especially helpful for those worried about making a mark on a blank space or painting big!

By the end of the session you will have:

* New or renewed creative skills with insights into the calligraphy and painting of East Asia

* Your own work on a beautifully mounted shikishi album sheet to take home

* The invitation to become more courageous and experiment

* Simple but classic processes for art

* Connection with your authentic self and your own style of painting

Most of the Brewery is accessible for those who consider themselves to have a disability. There is a lift to all floors within the main building and adapted toilets. On occasion classes may take place in a room with access via stairs only.  Please contact the Adult Learning Team on 01539 722833 Ext 273/275 if you wish to discuss any specific needs or email kate.lund@breweryarts.co.uk

 

DATES & TIMES

18th July 2018

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