This course is delivered online.
This course is an opportunity for you to try your hand at painting with special chinese brushes and inks. The course will introduce the traditional materials and techniques of Chinese Brush Painting in the Spontaneous style and you will learn how to use chinese brushes and ink to make paintings of traditional subjects. Please note that Chinese painting materials contain animal glue and the brushes are made from animal hair.
There is no qualification for this course.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
• Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines
• Demonstrate and understand relevant techniques by making paintings in the Spontaneous style
• Demonstrate successful use of relevant tools, equipment and resources through your paintings.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Ann Fairchild
Ann Fairchild is a British artist who grew up painting the local landscape of rural Suffolk. She decided to specialise in Chinese painting as it places the importance of capturing the spirit of the subject above all other considerations. She uses traditional Chinese painting materials to depict a wide range of subjects including birds, animals, flowers, landscapes and people. She moved to Kent to study for a degree in Fine Art from Canterbury College of Art in the early 1980s and later went on to receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Christ Church University College. She has taken part in many group exhibitions in London and around the country. She was Chairman of The London Chinese Brush Painters Group from 2004-2009. She has been teaching Chinese Painting to adults and children since 2006.
How will I be taught?
The tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.
There will be individual and group feedback.
This course will be delivered online.
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone.
Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to have with me?
Please note that Chinese painting materials contain animal glue and the brushes are made from animal hair.
You will need to provide your own materials and it is estimated that students will need to spend about £30 to £40 on materials. Tutor will be able to give further advice on resources during the course. Please wear an apron or old clothes, as the ink does not wash out. Please note that Chinese painting materials contain animal glue and the brushes are made from animal hair.
1. A flat absorbent cloth to put under your paper (felt, an old blanket, a large household cloth, or newspaper).
2. Water jars (2 to 3).
3. Kitchen paper towel to blot brushes.
4. A white plastic or ceramic palette, or an old plate or saucer.
5. Cheap practice paper such as printer paper and a pencil.
6. Two – Four objects to use as paper weights.
7. A medium sized Chinese painting brush.
8. A bottle of Chinese liquid ink (example - Yi De Ge 100ml, do not use European inks such as Winsor and Newton brand.
9. Unsized Xuan paper or “Wenzhou” paper roll. It is very important to use this type of paper for this style of painting. Do not buy “grass” or “practice” paper.
The following links offer a variety of resources and equipment: The S.A.A. (www.saa.co.uk) Great Art and Jackson's Art Supplies. Amazon, www.sidewindeerstudio.co.uk or www.orientalartsbrighton.co.uk
What can I do next?
A longer course in Chinese Brush Painting.
What do I need to join the course
This course is for beginners and those who have a little experience of the subject.
Computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/111285/K/NC.
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