Chinese Brush Painting - Over the Misty MountainsCourse Full
Tutor: Paul MaslowskiCourse Code: 3322-10

Summary

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 and build on mountains and water. Working toward the principles of the Chinese Landscape will give us the opportunity to explore this classical subject along with other subjects that may be seen with them.

Description

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 a basic Chinese Landscape. Working toward the principles of Chinese Landscape will give us the opportunity to explore the essence of nature while learning a host of brush techniques which can be applied to other subjects.
Days 2 and 3 will focus on applying techniques learnt on Day 1 to natural subjects around your Landscape which will include water, trees and other fauna and flora that may surround them.
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, and leave understanding how to complete a Chinese Landscape 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 is really helpful to lay your paper on, however, newspaper will do. Dark clothing is preferable (and certainly no silk clothes) as Chinese ink stains 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, brushes, ink, colours and ink sticks

Level

Suitable for all levels.

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Tutor

Paul Maslowski

Paul Maslowski

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. Let’s see where the journey takes us…

Online profile: https://doublehappinessmh.com

 

17th to 19th Aug 2022
Wednesday to Friday

Timetable

Wednesday
9.15amStudents arrive (coffee available)
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
Thursday
7-9.00amBreakfast for residents
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
Friday
7-9.00amBreakfast for residents
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmLast teaching session
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I really enjoyed this course and felt I learnt so much from Paul's wonderful tuition. (Summer School 2021)

Great course Great teacher. (Summer School 2021)

I loved Paul's style of teaching and demonstrating and was amazed how much we covered. (Summer School 2021)

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