Paint a Chinese Silk Fan

Subject: Painting
Dates: 8 October 2018 - 12 October 2018
Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Ran Li
Full price
£ 385

This course is a practical introduction to the art of Chinese silk fan painting. The aims of the course are to:

  • introduce students to the fundamental principals of curves, ink and colours, which are used in creating silk fan painting compositions.
  • create an awareness of how the components of ink and colour harmonise in order to create beautiful works.
  • provide a foundation in silk painting skills and techniques, including: brushwork, use of ink and colours, different styles, preparation of silk
  • provide historical context and stylistic background of the art and its influences.

In order to achieve these aims, students will produce a series of design sketches in pencil and paint/ink before painting onto a fan.

Visual aids including photocopies of traditional Chinese silk paintings, handouts and worksheets will also be available for help and inspiration.

By the end of the course, each student will have produced a painted silk fan.

Who is this course for?

All levels of ability and experience welcome

What should I bring to class?

All materials will be provided on this course.

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs. The reduced fee is £310.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

Tutor biography

Ran Li

Ran Li graduated from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in 2016. Ran holds a BA in Fine Art from the China Central Academy of Fine Art, and an MA in Illustration from Camberwell College of Art.

Her work is focused on the Western and Eastern zodiac traditions, seasons, and flowers expressed through traditional brushwork and ceramic techniques. She is interested in recalling the traditional Chinese art languages with traditional methodology through brushwork forms.