This is your chance to learn the basics of Chinese brush painting.

Tuition fees have been kept at last year’s level. All fees clearly show the GST component.

Adults: $407.00*, Under 18: $231.00*

* Prices include GST

  • Age: 16+
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Status: Filling up.
  • Campus: Bellingen High School
  • Situated on Waterfall Way on the eastern side of the town of Bellingen
  • Plenty of parking both on Crown street and parking areas within the school
  • Canteen serving delicious food, 2 coffee outlets and ice cream vendor on premises
  • A bus provides transport between the High School & Primary School at the beginning and end of the day plus the lunchtime break.
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING - BEGINNERS

In this course we will cover an introduction to the Oriental studio - brushes, ink and rice paper. Students will learn basic brushstrokes and calligraphy and subjects of the summer season including fish, water and the classic subject of bamboo. Spontaneity, skill, joy and an appreciation of nature are all integrated in this charming expressive medium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Requirements

 

Scrapbook. Butchers paper is best. Available Book Warehouse. If you buy A4 size you can tear pages in half. If not available photo copy paper is OK.

Watercolours: A set should contain cobalt blue, sap green, crimson, raw sienna, burnt sienna, black and white. Kmart and Book warehouse stock inexpensive Chinese brands. If you have your own bring them as well as we can mix colours.

2 white china plates for palette

2 water containers

3 Chinese brushes. They will be available at the camp for $7 per brush.  A piece of towel or absorbent cloth to wipe brushes. When you get some experience you may like to try painting on rice paper which I will supply.

Stephen Cassetari will have his books for sale for $20.00 each and these are highly recommended.

Tutor

Riki Allsop

Riki Allsop

 Riki was born in Austria. She studied textiles and art at Nakayama Kobo in Tokyo, Japan in 1986.

Studied with various artists in Australia and in Japan - Richard Liddicut, Andre Sollier, Kyoko Onagi, Andrew Lo from 1989 – 2000. She is a member of the Australian Chinese painting society and had an oriental studio in Bellingen in the 1990's.

She has had solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Europe, Japan and South America.

Riki is passionate about Oriental Ink painting and enjoys nature and travel. Riki is a practising artist and lives on the North Coast in NSW.

  • Age: 16+
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Status: Filling up.
  • Campus: Bellingen High School
  • Situated on Waterfall Way on the eastern side of the town of Bellingen
  • Plenty of parking both on Crown street and parking areas within the school
  • Canteen serving delicious food, 2 coffee outlets and ice cream vendor on premises
  • A bus provides transport between the High School & Primary School at the beginning and end of the day plus the lunchtime break.

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