Sunday, 24 September 2017

Chinese calligraphy class in Abden House - October & November 2017

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

The four week course starts on 10 Oct and runs to 7 Nov (no class on 24 Oct) and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be introduced to the materials of ink, brush, stone and paper, and initially common techniques will be introduced.

This 4 week course will start by introducing common techniques related to the Chinese soft brushes and ink. Students will also learn the basic strokes of Clerical Style (Li Shu). Clerical is a traditional artistic writing style dated back 2000 years ago and still widely used in signage and posters nowadays. This writing style is easier to learn and suitable for beginners.

Students can anticipate completing at least one piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork per class. The contents of this work could be a selected Chinese poems or perhaps an ancient master’s quotation. Demonstration and plenty of personal attention will be provided during the class. This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.

Venue: Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, EH16 5HP

To register online: https://goo.gl/rmzsNZ

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call 01316622180, or visit https://goo.gl/ZjqptY

Chinese painting class in Abden House - October & November 2017

In the autumn term, I will run a 4 week day time Chinese landscape painting on 11 & 18 Oct, 1 & 8 November from 10am – 12.30pm. (No class on 25 Oct)

The unique China landscape painting developed more than a thousand years ago, and brought to perfection by generations of master painters.’ Landscape, Shan Shui, literally translated as ‘mountain and water’, is one of the most popular subjects in Chinese brush painting.

This 4 week course will start with introducing the history of Chinese landscape 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 boat, tree, rock and mountain.

As a student you can anticipate completing at least one Chinese artwork painting per class. Demonstration and plenty of personal attention will be provided during the class. This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.

Venue: Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, EH16 5HP

To register online: https://goo.gl/VC5ULT

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call 01316622180, or visit https://goo.gl/aJmJVJ

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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