Chinese Brush Painting - Painting Big Birds in freehand style Proposed CourseCourse Cancelled
Tutor: Kaili FuCourse Code: 3320-12


This practical course covers the basic skills of painting big birds in freehand style and will give students the chance to try out the techniques and materials used as well as looking at the culture behind the art. The big birds will be eagles, pheasants, roosters and cranes with some background. The tutor will help students learn how to hold the brush and mix different colours and ink on to it. The course will also include some demonstration and individual supervision. Both beginners and experienced students are welcome.


Please bring with you

Chinese brushes: white and brown brushes;
A roll of unsized rice paper;
A bottle of painting ink;
A box of Chinese painting colour

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Tutor will have some brushes, unsized rice paper, ink and colour for you to purchase at reasonable prices.


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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10th to 11th Aug 2020
Monday to Tuesday


9amCoffee on arrival
9.15amWelcome and tutor introductions
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

"All good!" (Summer School 2019)

"Thank you for another enjoyable course, Kaili." (Summer School 2019)

"Kaili Fu is a great teacher and I enjoyed her course." (May 2019)