Chinese Brush Painting | Canterbury Adult Education Centre

Chinese Brush Painting at Canterbury Adult Education Centre

Chinese Brush Painting at Canterbury Adult Education Centre

Price: £110.00 Starts: 25/04/2017 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Ann Fairchild Ends: 04/07/2017 Location: Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: TUE Duration: 10 weeks

About this course

The course will introduce the traditional materials and techniques of Chinese Brush Painting in the Spontaneous style. It will include the use of Chinese calligraphy and seals to complete a painting, where appropriate. More experienced students will learn to develop their work. Please note that Chinese painting materials contain animal glue and the brushes are made from animal hair.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
• Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines
• Demonstrate and understand relevant techniques.
• Demonstrate successful use of relevant tools, equipment and resources.
• Successfully review and evaluate your own work.
• Research and evaluate the work of others to inform your own work and development

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.


There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
There will be individual and group feedback, and self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials, please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Please do not buy anything specifically for the course before it begins, but if you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate, please bring them with you to the first session. Complete beginners will be provided with materials for the first couple of lessons, with the exception of paper, which can be bought from the tutor. To complete the course, students will need to spend about £20 - £25 on materials; the tutor will give advice about this. Please wear an apron or old clothes, as the ink does not wash out. Please note that Chinese painting materials contain animal glue and the brushes are made from animal hair.

What can I do next?

A further Chinese Brush painting course.

What do I need to join the course

For beginners and for those who have previous experience of the subject, including those who have studied with this tutor before.

About the Tutor: Ann Fairchild

Ann Fairchild is a British artist who grew up painting the local landscape of rural Suffolk. She decided to specialise in Chinese painting as it places the importance of capturing the spirit of the subject above all other considerations. She uses traditional Chinese painting materials to depict a wide range of subjects including birds, animals, flowers, landscapes and people. She moved to Kent to study for a degree in Fine Art from Canterbury College of Art in the early 1980s and later went on to receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Christ Church University College. She has taken part in many group exhibitions in London and around the country. She was Chairman of The London Chinese Brush Painters Group from 2004-2009. She has been teaching Chinese Painting to adults and children since 2006.

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Getting there

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue
Canterbury
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 8QA


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code CAN/43312/E/LC.
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