Sunday, 26 March 2017

Chinese painting class in Abden House

Bamboo has significant culture importance in China and other east Asian countries, being seen to represent good character as found in gentry and those of noble birth. The tradition of bamboo painting had been around for many centuries and some techniques have been used for over 1000 years.

The course will introduce the history of Chinese bamboo painting, then the common techniques relating to the use of Chinese soft brushes and ink.

Participants will have the option to select from a range of subjects demonstrated by the tutor, such as bamboo and trees.

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.

Dates: Fridays from 28 April to 26 May 2017 Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

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

Price: £75 for 5 classes

To register online: https://goo.gl/r1WE1P

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk or call 01316622180, or visit http://edin.ac/2kJG32E

The deadline is Friday 28 April 2017 at 10:30.

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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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Monday, 31 October 2016

Seals and inscriptions on Chinese painting

Han Gan, a leading horse painter of the Tang dynasty (618–907), was known for portraying not only the physical likeness of a horse but also its spirit. The numerous seals and inscriptions added to the painting and its borders by later owners and experts are a distinctive feature of Chinese collecting. The addition of seals and comments by later viewers served to record a work's transmission and offers vivid testimony of an artwork's continuing impact on later generations. - The Metropolitan Museum

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Chinese Calligraphy Course – January 2017

Chinese Calligraphy Course
Date and Time: Tuesdays 17 Jan - 14 Feb 2016 6pm-8pm
Duration: 5 weeks / 10 hours
Cost: £75 (£60 concession)

Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HP

http://www.confuciusinstitute.ac.uk/announcements/chinese-calligraphy-winter2017/

Chinese painting class in Abden House

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