Chinese Brush Painting: Flower and Bird
Tutor: Lei Lei QuCourse Code: 4719-03


During this course we will study flowers and birds in the freehand style, along with brush strokes and ink techniques, to enable participants to build the structures of the subjects and to capture and depict the expression of the spirit.


This course is for anyone who is interested in Chinese flower and bird painting. No prior experience of Chinese painting is necessary.  The course will enable you to paint flowers and birds in the free-hand Chinese style. Through tutor demonstrations and instruction, and lots one of one-to-one guidance, you will learn the techniques suitable for this subject, referring to historical masterpieces. You will explore and practise the brush strokes and ink arrangements that will enable you to build the structure of the subjects as well as the expression of spirit, to create beautiful and sensitive art pieces.

Please bring with you

Chinese brushes
Chinese ink and colour
Sized paper and unsized paper
Felt or old blanket (about 1 square metre)
2 or 3 white dishes to be used as palettes


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Lei Lei Qu

Lei Lei Qu

Qu Lei Lei received a highly commended award from NIACE for his outstanding skills as a caring and most inspiring tutor. He has written many books on Chinese art and is a prolific artist who exhibits his work throughout the world. 

15th to 17th Nov 2019
Friday to Sunday


4pm onwardsResidents may check in
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7.30pmCoffee on arrival for non-residents
8pmWelcome and tutor introductions for all
8.15-9.30pmTeaching session
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-12.45pmTeaching session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all
1.45-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-12.45pmTeaching Session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all

"Lei Lei is fab and the facilities are excellent." (June 2019)

"Qu Lei Lei is an inspiring teacher, thank you." (November 2019)

"Great - please keep it up!" (November 2019)