Life Drawing the Chinese Way Tutor: Lei Lei QuCourse Code: 2420-02
Use Chinese brush and ink (also colour) to draw from a life model. This course aims to promote the use of Chinese philosophy to observe and express the natural world of beautiful shape through brush stroke and ink techniques.
Please note: this course is to be held upstairs in The Barn Hall so unfortunately access is limited.
This course is for anyone who is interested in life drawing with a model and wishing to re-think their usual methods and to explore new possibilities. The course will enable you to contrast and combine the philosophies from East and West to create wider possibilities in life drawing. Through tutor demonstrations and instruction, studying from the life model - mostly short poses - and using various materials and techniques, learners will work with basic anatomy, looking from different angles and drawing in different ways to interpret the shape and spirit of the human figure in paint. This course carries a supplement for a life model.
Please bring with you
Bamboo pen if you have one
2b and 6b pencils
Conte (black and brown)
Chinese brushes (one large and one fine tipped)
Chinese paint or watercolour (indigo and burnt sienna are essential)
A lot of paper (a roll of wall lining paper)
Piece of felt or old blanket, approx. 1 square metre
2 or 3 white dishes to use as palettes
The following items can be purchased from your tutor
The tutor will have some materials available for sale if required.
Suitable for all levels
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
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.