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Chinese Brush Painting: China in Blue, Green and Gold

The basis for this course is the ancient’ rural village of Xidi, Anhui Province of central China. Over 1,000 years old, this village has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It is like being transported back in time amongst traditional Horsehead gabled Ming and Qing houses where rural life continues today as it always has. After covering the ‘essentials’ for those new to this art form, Julia will demonstrate the painting subjects and provide individually tailored support throughout the course. Subjects include: Village Landscape - we will paint village houses against a backdrop of beautiful hills and trees; Temples and Floral Offerings - every village has a temple or two, with strong pillars. Bright floral offerings are found on the alters, so we can paint both outside and inside; Fields and Streams (with ducks and dogs) - we will paint fields of vegetables with villagers at work, always accompanied by a dog; Everyday Life - we will paint some subjects from everyday village life, vegetables drying and washing lines (they are everywhere!).

Julia will bring along photos and books for your inspiration and also provide detailed, step by step, illustrated lesson notes for you to take home so you can continue your practice. She will also provide loan equipment for the duration of the course.

Chinese Brush Painting: China in Blue, Green and Gold

Led by: Julia Martin

The basis for this course is the ancient’ rural village of Xidi, Anhui Province of central China. Over 1,000 years old, this village has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It is like being transported back in time amongst traditional Horsehead gabled Ming and Qing houses where rural life continues today as it always has. After covering the ‘essentials’ for those new to this art form, Julia will demonstrate the painting subjects and provide individually tailored support throughout the course. Subjects include: Village Landscape - we will paint village houses against a backdrop of beautiful hills and trees; Temples and Floral Offerings - every village has a temple or two, with strong pillars. Bright floral offerings are found on the alters, so we can paint both outside and inside; Fields and Streams (with ducks and dogs) - we will paint fields of vegetables with villagers at work, always accompanied by a dog; Everyday Life - we will paint some subjects from everyday village life, vegetables drying and washing lines (they are everywhere!).

Julia Martin is a Chinese Brush Painting Artist, working from her studio, ‘Brushstroke Poems’. Having been solely dedicated to this art form for over 13 years, she has studied with both Chinese Masters and the most renowned CBP artists in the UK. Julia spends a month in China each year expanding her understanding of Chinese Art and enhancing her artistic development. She loves the symbolism of the subjects and strives to create more than a representation of an object, but ‘capture its spirit’.

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Non-residential

R0719-NR

Chinese Brush Painting: China in Blue, Green and Gold

Starts: 18th March, 2019

Ends: 22nd March, 2019

Full cost: £296.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £85.00

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
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Residential

R4119-R

Chinese Brush Painting: China in Blue, Green and Gold

Starts: 9th September, 2019

Ends: 13th September, 2019

Full cost: £440.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £85.00

Please arrive by noon on Monday. Course ends with lunch on Friday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.