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Oxfordshire CBP 2020

Oxfordshire Chinese Brush Painting Group

Calendar of Events 2020,  including new workshops in the Ashmolean:

  • Come along and learn to paint like Chinese artists such as Qi Baishai (1864-1957);
  • Learn about the centuries old tradition of Chinese Brush Painting and view some of the wonderful examples of the art in The Ashmolean Museum.

Oxfordshire Chinese Brush Painting Group is holding two new courses in 2020.   

The Beginners Introductory  Workshop is on Saturday 8th February 2020 from 10.30 to 4.30.

All materials will be provided for the Beginners Session, but you are welcome to bring any Chinese Brush Painting equipment that you already have.   There will be an opportunity to buy brushes and paper on the day for those who decide they want to continue. We hope you do!

The cost of this Workshop is £50.  Places are limited to a maximum of 12

On Saturday 21st March from 10.30-4.30 there is an Improvers’ Workshop for those who have some knowledge and experience  of Chinese Brush Painting and wish to improve their basic skills.   We assume that participants will have their own Chinese Brush Painting equipment, although paper will be available to buy at the event.   The cost of this Workshop is £45.     Places are limited to  a maximum of 12 . 

The tutor for both these sessions is Jean Turton.   Jean is a member of the Chinese Brush Painting Society and a long standing teacher of Chinese Brush Painting.  She teaches across the country and has particular experience of teaching beginners.

The  Ashmolean has one of the world’s best collections of Chinese Art.  Both courses will offer you the opportunity to visit their extensive collection of Chinese painting in Galleries 11,38 and 39.

We advise early booking for both of these Workshops.    Please contact Tricia Wormald to book a place via cbpoxon    

Like & Unlike in Shanghai

Jiushi International Art Center on the Bund in Shanghai has a spacious and elegant exhibition of works by Qi Baishi, China’s most famous modern artist,  until 12 Jan 2020

As well as being well known for his paintings, he was also a prolific carver of seals: one of his epithets was “Rich Man of Three Hundred Seals”.  He published several books of seals, well before his paintings were published.  This exhibition has enlargements of many of his seals on the walls.

After the show you could always nip next door to the Waldorf Astoria for tea and cakes!

Blue Spring

Wisteria close-up

As well as the hazy carpet of bluebells in the woods, a cascade of wisteria is suddenly flowing over walls.  The scent is delicious.

This is a great time to sketch the flowers and check how they hang from the branches.

There’s lots of wisteria in London and all around the country.  This lovely gate is in the charming island of Jersey.

This book has some lovely examples of wisteria and how to paint it.
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