Introduction to Chinese Painting

Spend two days with Karen Pearson as an introduction to the art of Chinese painting and the skilled techniques using Chinese brush, inks and watercolour on... Read more

£130 per person
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Date
13 Sep - 15 Sep 2021


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Location(s)
Virtual Art Safari workshop
VIRTUAL


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Workshop content
Chinese Painting


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Tutor(s)
Karen Pearson

Learn about the art of Chinese painting and the skilled techniques using Chinese brush, inks and watercolour on bamboo paper

Spend two days with Karen Pearson as an introduction to the art of Chinese painting and the skilled techniques using Chinese brush, inks and watercolour on bamboo paper. This ancient art of painting with it’s simplistic approach is hugely beneficial to watercolour artists. It is gentle, considered, absorbing, spiritual, and very rewarding with practise.

Join Karen for a hands-on session to explore the delights of using Chinese techniques in your paintings.

We’ll cover:

  • Materials, their properties and how they are used
  • How to be confident in mark making using Chinese brush
  • Discovering simplicity and space
  • How to create energy in your brushstrokes

Karen will work in ink and watercolour.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

On each workshop day there are 2 zoom sessions from 10am to 12pm BST and 2pm to 4pm BST 

Meet Karen and the Art Safari team on Zoom for four hours of art demonstration and tuition time, which includes advice on sketching and painting using Chinese techniques.  She will also concentrate on how you can use Chinese techniques that will improve your watercolour skills.  Our way of working at Art Safari is to stretch your way of seeing and give you extra confidence in your lines.

In her demonstrations Karen will pick a subject to develop on camera while she talks you through her process.

You will have the option to paint from a variety of images to suit your taste from a library of photos you will receive as part of the course package.

You have time in between sessions to complete your work and submit images of your paintings for feedback on our private Facebook group or by email.

The workshop will be recorded so you will be able to watch the video online afterwards.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • A laptop, Macbook, PC, iPad or tablet
  • Sketchbook/notebook and pen (there’s LOTS of ideas and stuff to write down!)
  • Colour – Black Indian ink and watercolour
  • Chinese brushes
  • Chinese calligraphy paper (such as rice paper)
  • Cartridge paper
  • Old hand towel or old T-towel
  • Kitchen paper
  • Water pot
  • Plastic or newspaper protection for the table you are working on.

Itinerary

Day 1 10:00 to 12:00 2 hour Live Zoom tuition and exercises
Day 1 14:00 to 16:002 hour Live Zoom tuition and feedback
Day 2Time for you to practise on your own
Day 3 10:00 to 12:00 2 hour Live Zoom tuition and exercises
Day 3 14:00 to 16:002 hour Live Zoom tuition and feedback
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VIRTUAL WORKSHOP COST:

This virtual painting workshop costs £130pp

ZOOM:

The joining point for your workshop is wherever you have internet and feel ready and comfortable to paint.

OUR PRICE INCLUDES:

All online Zoom tuition, copious resource material and ideas, and email contact.

OUR PRICES EXCLUDE:

Art materials, internet access, personal expenses.

Enquire now on 01394 382235 or info@artsafari.co.uk