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T1 Ink and Wash Painting on Rice Paper

All levels welcome - with Chen He

  • Ended
  • 295 Australian dollars
  • Yoga Room

Course Description

You will explore the basic techniques of traditional ink and wash painting on rice paper, including the discipline for holding and using the brushes. Practice brush strokes to refine the brush movement and ink flow. Learn the techniques to create and express each subject, with freehand painting to add coloured ink details to the compositions. About your Tutor: Chen He is a visual artist based in Perth, Australia. She trained in Nanjing, China and Perth, the Claremont school of art and TAFE. Her art practice involves art design, book illustration, sculpture and artworks in abstract concepts. As art has no boundaries, it reflects in the spirit connection regardless of materials and techniques. The art of traditional Chinese calligraphy and ink and wash painting has inspired her since childhood. Chen hopes that these traditional art forms benefit each student’s development as an artist. About the Course Subjects cover a broad range, from flower & birds category to mountain & water category. Meticulous style to instantaneous style, and Chinese calligraphy, will all be taught, so students can build a strong brush stroke foundation. Additionally, you will have a chance to learn to carve a signature stone stamp. What to bring 1. White felt or thick white cotton cloth, 60cm x 55cm 2. Paperweights 3. Watercolour paints or Chinese painting colour or Japanese watercolour 4. Sumi-e or Chinese black Ink (or purchase from the tutor in class) 5. Chinese Raw Rice Paper and Ripe Rice Paper (also called Raw Xuan paper and Ripe Xuan Paper or purchased from the tutor in class) 6. White ink plate 7. SUMI-e BRUSH or Chinese calligraphic brush 8. Japanese Sumi-e Ink, approx 180ml - available from Jackson's and Oxlades *Tutor will have some calligraphic brushes for students if you don’t have one. Materials required for stamp carving (Optional): Your tutor will discuss these with you in the first class. To purchase from tutor: Your tutor will have Rice Paper and Japanese Sumi-e ink available to purchase in class. - Raw Rice Paper @$10 for 4 sheets 34x138cm - Ripped Rice Paper @ $2/sheet 46x69cm - Black ink @ $7/bottle 100g - A range of brushes @ different prices from $3 up for each


Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.


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