CBP Courses

This page includes information on Chinese Brush Painting and Chinese Calligraphy courses, and a list of residential colleges that sometimes have CBP courses (scroll to bottom of page).  See their websites for current course dates.  CBP courses may vary in date and may not be available every term, so CBPS cannot guarantee exactly what is on offer at any time.  CBPS is not responsible for the content of any of these sites.
Always check with the provider for the latest information.  Many teachers and centres are now offering online classes.

CBP Regional groups also offer classes and workshops live and online, so check what is in your area.

CBPS Member teachers offering online teaching (see below for contact details)

CBPS member teacher William Cai:

Xiaolan Gu teaches painting at Hampstead School of Art.

Guanghwa Bookshop online and live Chinese painting courses.  Contact them to book: Tel: 0207 437 3737, E-mailing info@guanghwa.com.

Chinese Centre in Islington, London may have art classes.

The Princes School sometimes has CBP and calligraphy classes.

CBPS member teacher Maggie Cross offers private classes at Alverstoke (Hants).  Contact via her website.

CBPS member teacher Jing Wang  has workshops – check out her website.  NEW 10 Autumn and Winter workshops, 10:15 am – 12 pm every Thursday from September 21st to November 30th, 2023 (with a break on October 26th for half term)


CBPS Member teacher Ann Fairchild teaches CBP online via Canterbury Adult Education.


CBPS member teacher Angela Reich teaches online and offers private classes at her home studio.


CBPS member teacher Jean Turton has a regular workshop 2nd Saturday of the month at Church House, Caversham, 10am to 1pm.  jeanmturton@aol.com 


Missenden Abbey has CBP and calligraphy courses with CBPS Member teachers, including Paul Maslowski and Qu Leilei.  Book through Missenden School of the Creative Arts.


CBPS member teacher Marion Dearlove teaches at the Letchworth Settlement.


CBPS member teacher Marion Dearlove teaches at Rothsay Education Centre.


Dedham Hall may have CBP Classes

CBPS  member teacher Jane Evans teaches occasional day schools.  Contact  je@janeevans.co.uk

CBPS member teacher Maggie Cross teaches at Ardington, Wantage.


CBPS member teachers Paul Maslowski and Claire Seaton form Double Happiness Studio MH.  They run monthly Saturday workshops for Leicestershire Chinese Brush Painters (LCBP), open to all levels, at the University of Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester (map).

CBP group in Newark meets monthly in South Muskham village community room. For details contact Elaine Kimberley theromany11@gmail.com

CBPS member teacher Leo Donaghy teaches at Westhope College, Craven Arms, and the Willow Gallery, Oswestry


Kuen Shan (Llanfoist Village Hall, Church Lane, Abergavenny, NP7 9LP):  classes monthly on a Thursday 10am – 12 Midday kwongkuenshan@aol.com


CBPS member teacher Judy Bell CBP class during term time in Walshaw, Bury on Friday afternoons  judy.bell@btinternet.com


CBPS member teacher Peta Allingham (Preston) peta_carter37(at)hotmail.com;   Higham Hall in Cumbria


Chi Zhang (Edinburgh, Scotland)  Video from BBC Scotland

Colleges with residential CBP courses
Online calligraphy classes