Chinese Brush Painting Workshop - Short Courses Sydney

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop

What you'll learn

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 on rice paper.

Whether you are new to painting or would like to further develop your drawing and painting skills, this Chinese Brush Painting class will introduce you to various drawing and painting techniques.

Explore traditional Chinese painting techniques and be guided through the basic step-by-step process to create your own artwork while discovering the relaxing and reflective nature of this traditional art form.

Learn about the history of this style of art, and the importance of motifs and composition used in traditional Chinese painting.

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 should be able to:

  • Recall some history of Chinese brush painting
  • Understand the characteristics of Chinese paintbrushes
  • Apply new drawing and painting skills
  • Understand how to appreciate structure in your own work

More experienced students should be able to:

  • Further, develop their drawing and painting skills
  • Appreciate artworks made by the masters

Course content

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

Intended audience

Who is this Chinese brush painting workshop for?

This workshop is for beginners and those with more experience who want to extend their practice and gain new skills.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

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

Course materials

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 are 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 are provided.

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