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Learn Chinese brush painting with our painting courses in Sydney!

Join this hands-on workshop to learn techniques used in traditional Chinese brush painting, combining ink with watercolours.

While exploring traditional Chinese painting techniques, you’ll create your own artwork to take home. You’ll also discover the relaxing and reflective nature of this traditional art form.

Each workshop will reflect the season, with subjects relating to either birds, flowers or landscape compositions.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this chinese brush painting workshop, beginners will:

  • have learned some history of Chinese brush painting
  • understand the characteristics of Chinese paintbrushes
  • have learned new drawing and painting skills
  • understand how to appreciate structure in your own work

More experienced students will also:

  • have further developed their drawing and painting skills
  • be able to appreciate artworks made by the masters

What will be covered in this Chinese brush painting workshop?

  • The general meaning behind the “four treasures” of Chinese brush painting
  • Different Chinese paintbrushes and when to use them
  • Applying a variety of Sumi lines
  • Mixing tonal graduations

Who is this Chinese brush painting workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as students with more experience who want to extend their practice and gain new skills. New students will learn basic Chinese brush painting techniques. Experienced students will integrate their own techniques with Sumi painting into lively compositions

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

What to bring to class

  • A notebook & pen if you want to take notes
  • Closed-in shoes
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting paint on (or an apron)
  • Long hair must be tied back

Brushes provided, but if you wish to use your own, bring 1 × 12-15" line brush (brown hair), 1 × colour brush (white hair) and 1 × smaller line brush (brown) and a square Hake brush (white hair).

Ink, paints and rice paper provided.

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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

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Art materials provided in class
Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

<p>Learn Chinese brush painting with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/painting">painting courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Join this hands-on workshop to learn

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$159 Limited inc GST / $0 / $127.20 / $143.10
Materials included

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Course testimonials:

  • said: We had a wonderful session with Bronwen. The perfect balance of history/culture with technique and time to explore Chinese Brush Painting. I left feeling energised and inspired.

  • said: Great session- well organised, engaging, learnt a lot.

  • said: I like the atmosphere the tutor created. My only problem was not enough time to finish paintings! ...the class is long enough, however time can be managed better. All in all, it was a wonderful class.

  • said: It was an interesting and enjoyable course. We learnt the history and meaning of this type of painting. Bronwen was very encouraging and gave everyone individual attention, and there was a good range of materials for us to use.

  • said: 5 stars

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