Chinese Brush Painting: A Chinese Dragon is more than the sum of its parts... Tutor: Paul MaslowskiCourse Code: 0822-02
Explore your first (or a deeper) taste of the art of the Chinese Brush with Paul who was traditionally trained. In this course we will explore the complexity of the Chinese Dragon. Breaking it down into principal-lead sections will give us the opportunity to explore how Dragons are put together so that you can create your own.
This course will introduce the art of Chinese Brush Painting to those who have not explored this medium before as well as building more in-depth knowledge for those already studying and who wish to focus on Chinese Brush Painting in more detail. Day 1 of this course will allow students to explore the elements of the Chinese Dragon. Working toward the principles of the animals which make it up will give us the opportunity to explore Dragons while learning a host of brush techniques which can be applied to other subjects. Day 2 will focus on applying techniques learnt on Day 1 in order to build toward creating a complete Chinese Dragon. The days begin traditionally with 20 minutes of optional qigong (gentle breathing exercises to settle the mind). Teaching is carried out with a step-by-step approach where the fundamentals of a subject are fully explained. This will include the Calligraphic basis for individual strokes. Students are encouraged to work from sketches of subjects and to use these observations in their own compositions. Students will come to understand the essence of subjects in Chinese Brush Painting through tutor demonstrations, and by observation and practice. You leave understanding how to complete a Chinese Brush Painting.
Please bring with you
Essential: Sketch pad, notepad, Standard Chinese Brush Painting kit (Chinese brushes, ink stick & ink stone and/or bottled ink, un-sized or semi-sized papers). A felt mat is really helpful to lay your paper on, however, newspaper will do. Dark clothing is preferable (and certainly no silk clothes) as Chinese ink can stain permanently Desirable: Camera, Chinese colours, Tablet computer/Smartphone, pictures of your own work and/or work you would like to move toward
The following items can be purchased from your tutor
Chinese paper; Chinese Ink; Chinese Brushes; Chinese Colours
Suitable for all levels
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
I am a great enthusiast of Oriental Art and in particular that of the Chinese. I have studied Chinese Brush for 25 years in the UK, China and Taiwan covering most classical subjects. I have taken part in International Exhibitions, with particular success in Taiwan. I have taught all over England and look forward to the opportunity to share this fascinating art with you and seeing where it takes us…