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Exploring Birds and Flowers in Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting with Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen

This new Chinese Brush Painting workshop focusses on flowers and birds in traditional Chinese brush painting. You will be taught how to apply basic strokes to express these elements in nature and begin to understand the basic structure of Chinese brush painting. At the end of the workshop you will feel relaxed, have completed a scroll artwork and have an understaning of the Chinese classical 4 Treasures. This is for anyone new to the art of Chinese Brush painting or for those who would like to continue their journey.
Bronwen is a student of the prestigious Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School in Singapore and has established herself as a leading figure in the Australian Chinese Brush Painting community.

Students are welcome to attend just one, or enrol in both of these Summer Art School Chinese Brush Painting workshops. On Friday 11 January, you can explore the subject of bamboo in the landscape, another traditional Chinese brush painting subject.

What to expect

Students will explore the essentials of Chinese Brush Painting and learn:

  • basic Chinese calligraphic strokes
  • various line painting techniques
  • mixing tones
  • the meaning behind the four treasures of Chinese brush painting
  • evaluate the structure in your artwork
  • apply a red Chinese seal stamp to your works


Please bring the following for your class:

  • Sketch book A3
  • Your own Chinese painting set if you have it.
  • Plastic sleeve folder for handouts.
  • Roll of paper towel
  • 2 water containers (round take away containers work well)

Chinese sumi paper, ink and brushes will be supplied for use in this workshop.

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

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