Our Chinese painting classes are held on a one to one basis. Each class typically begins with a demonstration of a particular technique of a traditional subject matter (such as swallows, bamboo, wild orchids, plum blossoms, pandas, horses, peonies, etc.). Our Chinese painting students will then produce at least one developed painting of that subject by the end of the class.
If you are a newcomer, during your first class our teacher will provide an introduction covering everything you will need to get started with Chinese painting. This will include an explanation of the different materials, a demonstration of how you should hold the different brush, and how to produce different basic strokes.
As the Chinese painting classes are arranged on a one to one basis, you will be able to arrange a bespoke timetable and your starting date by booking mutually convenient timeslots directly with us.
If you are an individual striving for detailed likenesses, accuracy with lines and colours, and realistic depictions, our Meticulous Chinese Painting class is ideal for you. These classes are for anyone interested in learning this technique, even if you do not have any prior knowledge in Chinese painting or culture. Our course promises a thorough understanding of both the background and technical aspects of meticulous Chinese painting. Step by step, our students will be able to master their brushstroke, ink laying, outlining, composition, calligraphy, and even seal making for this highly visual Chinese Art.
On the contrary to meticulous painting, if you enjoy a more free style or impressionistic way of expressing yourself, our Ink wash painting (Literati painting) may be for you. Students will be given guidance on how to convey and capture the liveliness, fragrance, and spirit of an object or surrounding space with simple yet skilled brush movement and ink flow. Our masters will display the magic of Chinese ink through its tonality, as well as holding appreciation sessions and discussions on the beauty of this unique, freehand, watercolour tradition originating in East Asia.
Our Chinese painting classes are suitable for those who would like to learn traditional and/or contemporary Chinese painting techniques. The classes are informal and are suitable for students of all levels (including professional artists who would like to try a new technique). Consistent with the philosophies behind Chinese painting, our aim is to make the Chinese painting and calligraphy classes fun and sociable so that you can unwind after your busy week.
Our tutors have many years of teaching experience. They graduated from world leading art colleges such as the China Academy of Art in China, Tsinghua University in China, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in China and Taipei Municipal University of Education in Taiwan. They exhibit their work in the UK as well as internationally, and have appeared in various publications and programs, including those of the BBC. These qualities guarantee the high success rate our students achieve in entering the programmes of their choice.
Prepaid Packages of Art Lessons
We have different packages with different numbers of art lessons and with different expiry dates. Once you purchase a package, you have to create an online account where we can top up your art lessons.
|Num. Lessons||Cost||Price Per Hour||Saving||Expiry|
60 + Free acrylic pack
| ||£43.50 / Hour||£180||630 Days||Add to basket|
50 + Free watercolour pack
| ||£43.50 / Hour||£150||530 Days||Add to basket|
| ||£43.50 / Hour||£120||430 days||Add to basket|
30 + Free drawing pack
| ||£43.50 / Hour||£90||330 days||Add to basket|
| ||£42.75 / Hour||£90||220 Days||Add to basket|
| ||£42.81 / Hour||£70||180 Days||Add to basket|
| ||£42.91 / Hour||£50||140 Days||Add to basket|
＊ Individual tuition can be arranged at any mutually convenient time and date.
You can book your Chinese painting classes for the following time slots
|Mon||10:00am – 12:00pm||1:00pm – 3:00pm 3:30pm – 5:30pm||6:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Tues||10:00am – 12:00pm||1:00pm – 3:00pm 3:30pm – 5:30pm|| 6:30pm – 8:30pm
|Wed||10:00am – 12:00pm||1:00pm – 3:00pm 3:30pm – 5:30pm||6:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Thu||10:00am – 12:00pm||1:00pm – 3:00pm 3:30pm – 5:30pm||6:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Fri||10:00am – 12:00pm||1:00pm – 3:00pm 3:30pm – 5:30pm||6:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Sat||10:00am – 12:00pm||1:00pm – 3:00pm 3:30pm – 5:30pm|
|Sun||10:00am -12:00pm||1:00pm – 3:00pm 3:30pm – 5:30pm|
Chinese Art Materials & Art Supplies
Please note that the classes do not include materials. We have different Chinese painting & calligraphy materials available for sale at our studio. After purchasing a package, our tutors will go through the use and application of all materials included. Our art supplies come at a competitive price - To avoid buying the wrong supplies, we encourage students to purchase the materials directly from us. For more information, you can see what materials are for sale on our website under ‘Art store – materials’.
One to one tuition
We offer one to one tuition for Chinese painting courses, this allows our teachers to work closely with one student and provide bespoke guidance. The student will be focusing on subjects that are suitable for individual skill levels and interests.
Personal Tailored Art Course
Our classes are tailored to suit your artistic needs. During your first Chinese painting or calligraphy class, our art tutors will identify your learning goals and provide you with a personalised study plan, in which your progress will be recorded after each lesson. The study plan will make sure each of our tutors is updated on your progress.
Your lessons can be shared with family and friends.
Art Studio in a Central London Location
Our art centre is in the heart of central London, only 1 minutes’ walk from Chancery Lane Tube Station (Central line). We create a relaxing environment for our students with relaxing music, excellent light in the studio filled with sculptures and paintings but most importantly, with other students and the teachers who will help you to find your own inspiration. This environment allows ideas and creativity to flow freely and for students to express themselves.
1-1 Chinese painting or calligraphy classes can be booked online, by email, or phone at any time before your credits expire. After purchasing a package, you will be able to book a bespoke 1-1 timetable by reserving mutually convenient timeslots with us.
Our team of Chinese painting tutors also have extensive experience in providing master workshops and bespoke design services for corporates and businesses. If you are organising an event thematically inspired by Chinese culture (such as during Chinese New Year or during the New Moon festival), our team can help your business in the creation and organisation of:
Our experience and quality of service are the fruits of numerous successful collaborations with leading institutions and enterprises. Partners we worked with include the BBC Worldwide, Selfridges & Co., HSBC, the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery, L’Oréal, Harrods, Giorgio Armani, Sisley, Givenchy, Estée Lauder, Gucci, Burberry, and many more.
Find out more about the services we can provide and check our previous case studies on our 'Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Services' page.