Chinese Landscape Painting in freehand style
Tutor: Kaili FuCourse Code: 0820-03


This course is for painting Chinese landscapes on rice paper in the freehand style. The learners will learn basic elements of landscape painting, and finish complete paintings. The cultural background and significance will be introduced and discussed throughout the course. This course is suitable for both beginners and the more experienced.


Landscape painting has always remained one of the most traditional and popular of the Chinese arts. This weekend course will focus on the basic skills of painting trees, villages, boat and bridge with distant mountains. You will learn how to use soft ink and colour for rivers and streams. The tutor will do demonstrations and give individual supervision and discuss the cultural significance of the subjects and paintings.

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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22nd to 23rd Feb 2020
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

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

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

"As always, very informative and relaxing, in beautiful surroundings, thank you." (Summer School 2019)