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Available Classes

$290 Limited inc GST / $261

Painting the Chinese Winter Landscape in Water Ink

<p>In classical landscape painting, we do not merely copy the physical outlook of nature. We regard it as a combination of our soul and spiritual essence of the existing world. It is a visual

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In classical landscape painting, we do not merely copy the physical outlook of nature. We regard it as a combination of our soul and spiritual essence of the existing world. It is a visual recreation which integrates our personal temperament and the symbolic quality of landscape into a perfect harmony: a metaphor of men and heaven/nature are ONE. Through this course, we shall learn all basic skills in water ink painting in an expressive way. It is also a visual path as a self -cultivated journey. Winter, as part of the evolution of four seasons is also an expedition of our own life from birth towards maturity. This provides a deeper metaphysical contemplation to be embodied in our creativity. A course kit consisting of Chinese Xuan paper, brushes and bottle ink costing $30 will be available to be purchased from the tutor. Please note that this is not included in course fees nor is the purchase of this kit compulsory.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction, brush movement and ink control
  • Rocks and mountains
  • Trees and grouping
  • Pine and willow trees
  • Moss dots and distant trees
  • Distant mountains and snow depiction
  • A small scale winter landscape
  • Signature, seals and inscriptions

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Learn principal aesthetic theory of Chinese painting and 4 major categories
  2. Develop basic skills of water ink painting and pigment usage
  3. Understand the symbolic meaning in Chinese plant painting
  4. Know the usage of 4 treasures (instrument) in Chinese studio

MATERIALS LIST

  • Chinese Xuan paper, Chinese brush and Chinese bottle ink.
  • Water and ink containers, palette and paper towels.

IMPORTANT: Please arrive to the first class with all the relevant materials. A lack of materials is not just a handicap to you but to the ability to teach. Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.

ART SUPPLY STOCKISTS

The following stockists below are examples of places you can buy art materials from:

  • Art on King: 199-201 King Street, Newtown. Ph: 9516 2342
  • Eckersley's Art and Craft Store: 93 York Street, Sydney. Ph: 9299 4151. Also located in various locations throughout Greater Sydney.
  • Parkers Art Supplies: 3 Cambridge Street, The Rocks. Ph: 9247 9979
  • The Art Scene: 914 Victoria Road, West Ryde. Ph: 9807 6900
  • The Sydney Art Store: 11 Salisbury Street, Botany. Ph: 9699 2162

You can also purchase materials from places such as Dymocks, Officeworks, Spotlight, Lincraft or online art suppliers such as Art Shed Online.

Franz Cheung

MA Studio Art
Franz Chi Lik Cheung was the lecturer in Chinese Art History in Macquarie University from 2004 until 2020. He specializes in Chinese calligraphy and painting, while he continues exploring art in a...