Chinese Brush Painting: A Winter Scene of Flowers and PlantsCourse Full
Tutor: Lei Lei QuCourse Code: 0222-04


During this course we will study plum blossom and bamboo 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, to create a winter scene of flowers and plants. We will also look at techniques for painting snow using colour and wash.


This course is for anyone who is interested in Chinese flower and bird painting, in particular the winter plants of plum blossom and bamboo.  Using the free-hand Chinese style, with 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


This course is suitable for all levels, but some knowledge of Chinese brush painting would be helpful.

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. 

14th to 16th Jan 2022
Friday to Sunday


4pm onwardsresidents may check in
7.45pmNon-residents arrive
8-9.30pmTeaching session
7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30-12.45amTeaching session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all
1.45-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30-12.45pmLast teaching session
12.45-1.45pmLunch for all

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

"Lei Lei is an awesome tutor and the organisers very supportive." (June 2019)

"Very enjoyable course - never enough time!" (November 2019)

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