Chinese Landscape Painting:Flower, Fruit and Bird in freehand style
Tutor: Kaili FuCourse Code: 1819-04


Through the tutors introduction and demonstrations and followed by individual supervision, beginners will learn the basic skills in holding brushes correctly and mixing different colours for single brush strokes when painting flower petals in freehand styles. More experienced learners will benefit from the tutors supervision in developing further their preferred areas and painting subjects. The course will be conducted in an encouraging and relaxed way.


This course will show you how to paint flowers such as wood roses, hibiscus, Litchi and different birds etc. in freehand styles.
For beginners, you will learn how to hold brushes properly, mix ink and colour with different tones in one brush stroke for petals and bird.
For the more experienced, you will enjoy the pleasure of painting flowers and birds in different ways, you will be able to explore and compare the differences and variety and even combinations.
After the course, you will be able to choose your preferred way to create your own pieces of work, making your art life much more interesting!

Please bring with you

Chinese brushes: some white hair and brown hair brushes;
A roll of rice (Xuan) paper;
A bottle of painting ink;
A box of Chinese painting colour;
A size A2 art felt, or a piece of old blanket or tea towel;
A few saucers for mixing colour; 

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

You can purchase some materials from the tutor such as: Brushes, paint, ink and rice paper cost about £38


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Kaili Fu

Kaili Fu
Kaili Fu, an art graduate from East China, was a Chinese art teacher in China before coming to England in 1988. Kaili started teaching Chinese Brush Painting to adult classes and exhibiting her work in Devon, the South West and later throughout the United Kingdom.  She was awarded the Devon framer’s cup in 2013 & 2014 and is recognised as a specialist in authentic Chinese Brush Painting and is known as an inspiring tutor.  Kaili feels her lifelong purpose is to introduce and extend knowledge of traditional Chinese painting and techniques to the West.  Kaili holds a City & Guilds tutor qualification and can teach at various levels and combines demonstrations with individual supervision. She approaches her course with professionalism and flexibility.
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4th to 5th May 2019
Saturday to Sunday


9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session