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Beginners Chinese Brush Painting

Beginners Chinese Brush Painting

With a few strokes of a Chinese brush your subject will come to life. The subjects often have symbolic meaning capturing a mood or a moment in time together with the spirit or qi (chi) of the subject.

Introducing beginners to traditional Chinese brush painting skills, through demonstration and individual learning you will be introduced to a wide variety of techniques and develop skills in this highly expressive medium.

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Tutor

Xiaolan Gu

Xiaolan holds an M.A. degree in Fine Art & Illustration from Kingston University. She worked as a professional designer in her native China and is a member of both the Chinese Association of Fine Arts and the Watercolour Painting Society in Shanghai and Anhui. Xiaolan teaches Chinese Painting, Calligraphy and Arts & Crafts at several schools and on adult education programmes in the UK.

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Weekly Classes

Looking for a creative escape or want to build on your skills as an artist?

Our weekly daytime and evening classes give you the headspace, and the studio space, to develop your work over a 12 week term.

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Our Facilities

Fine art studios, a sculpture & ceramics studio, life drawing room, printmaking, silk painting and jewellery making facilities, dedicated studio spaces for Foundation & Advanced Course students, galleries and cafe.

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Full-time Courses

Start or progress your journey to a career in Fine Art or Applied Art with our studio-based full-time courses including Saturday Portfolio Course, Fine Art Advanced Course and Fine Art Level 3 Foundation Course.

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