CHINESE PAINTING COURSE

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Chinese ink painting class London

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.

 

 

Chinese Meticulous Painting (Gongbi)


Meticulous painting

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.

 

 

 

 

 


Chinese Ink Wash Painting (Shui-mo) / Chinese Brush Painting


London Chinese ink painting

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suitability


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.

 

Advantages

  • No fixed starting date or timetable, you can book any available lesson(s) when it suits you.
  • You can choose from a wide range of packages with different quantities of lessons to fit with the type of commitment you want to put into your artistic development.
  • The lessons are based on one to one tuition, this means our teacher can provide individual and targeted advice.
  • We can teach you how to handle different painting styles, from Gongbi to Ink Wash Painting.
  • The classes are taught keeping your personal development in mind. Hence, subjects matter and techniques are tailored to your level and individual experience.
  • You can share your pre-paid art lessons with family and friends so that you can bring someone along without having to pay for extra new packages of lessons.

 

For Businesses | Bespoke Chinese Painting Services 

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:

  • Bespoke, painted packaging and other design services for a personal touch driving your marketing engagements up.
  • In-store, live events where our painters will provide individual and unique branded products (this can include bespoke greeting cards or products and packaging decorated on the spot).
  • Chinese painting workshops where audiences can engage with the traditional Chinese art practices for a more direct engagement.

Our Clients
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.

More Information
Find out more about the services we can provide and check our previous case studies on our 'Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Services' page.


STUDENTS WORK


Title: Birds
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
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Year: 2013
Title: Peony, Oriental cherry
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
Student’s Name: Nikole Lowe
Year: 2015
Title: Rambutan
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
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Year: 2013
Title: Two cocks
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
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Year: 2013
Title: Peonies
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
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Year: 2013
Title: Bamboo
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
Student’s Name: Zara Taylor
Year: 2014
Title: Magenolian
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
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Year: 2013
Title: Peonies
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
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Year: 2013
Title: Landscape
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
Student’s Name: Liz Jorden
Year: 2015
Title: Tiger
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
Student’s Name: Nikole Lowe
Year: 2015
Title: Peony, Oriental Cherry, Magenolian
Medium: Ink and colour on rice paper
Student’s Name: Nikole Lowe
Year: 2015