Bird and flower paintings were often used as decorative elements in pottery, 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 five 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 and Chinese orchid.
Students are likely to complete at least one piece of Chinese painting artwork per class. Demonstration and plenty of personal attention will be provided during the class by well-known calligraphy artist, Chi Zhang.
This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.
Classes will take place on Thursday's from 6.15pm-8.15pm.