Silk Painting in the Gongbi Style

Subject: Painting, Textiles
Dates: 25 March 2017 - 22 April 2017
Time: 10:00-16:30
Location: St Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St London EC1V 8AJ
Tutor: Jane Dwight
Full price
£ 350
Student and pensioner concession
£ 280

Traditional Chinese painting falls into two broad styles, fine brush painting known as Gongbi, and free brush  painting called Xeiyi. Both styles depend on the mastery of line because Chinese Painting grew from and alongside the beautiful calligraphy of China. It is very much a linear art.

In this silk painting course, we will be learning how to create a Gongbi  picture on Chinese sized silk. This is a style that has been used for over 2,000 years. Learners will discover how to use a fine brush to draw a subject on the silk. Then, with careful layering of washes in shades of ink, indigo and colour, each learner will bring the subject to life and give it a three dimensional aspect.

Please note there will be no class on Saturday 15 April, 2017.

Tutor biography

Jane Dwight

Jane Dwight learned how to paint in the Chinese way from Professor Chen Bin Sun in the Philippines. She then went on to do a diploma in Chinese brush painting offered by the Malaysian Institute of Art. She has been teaching for over 15 years in the UK and abroad.

Jane has also  studied Lotus Blossom painting with the master painter Cai Xiaoli in Beijing, and constant updating of skills in classes with world famous Qu Lei Lei mean that Jane can bring new and exciting ideas and innovations to her students.

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