Try for a day – Chinese brush painting – Fish

Due to popular demand, we are delighted to offer another Try for a Day Chinese brush painting workshop with Chi Zhang.

Discover the fascinating art of Chinese brush painting and try your hand at this expressive art form. This workshop is suitable for beginners or people who have painting experience but have either never tried Chinese brush painting techniques before or wish to refresh their skills. No prior knowledge is necessary, you should simply be keen to learn and willing to hold a brush. All tools and materials used during the workshop will be supplied.

Fish represent wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture. Koi fish, either black or red, also represent wealth, success and popularity. Using Chinese soft brushes, ink and colors, you will be shown how to achieve wonderful paintings in the style of Chinese old masters. We will complete at least three paintings during the workshop making this a productive and enjoyable day.

The workshop will be led by Chi Zhang, experienced art tutor, shortlisted ‘Sky Art Landscape Artist of the year 2015’. His Chinese calligraphy has been projected on Edinburgh Castle during Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015 and his Chinese landscape painting has been exhibited in Scottish National Gallery Academy Building in 2012 and 2013.

For more information and see Chi’s work please visit

Testimonials from Chi’s previous workshops in other venues:

“Excellent tutoring – very clear demonstrating and explaining. Really enjoyed it.”

“An excellent course – just the right balance of talk, demonstration and practice.”

“Excellent course. Very patient tutor.”

“Tutor worked extremely hard to convey lots of useful information.”

“Brilliant. Excellent tuition, materials and encouragement.”

Cost £50, including all materials , tea and coffee

To book, click on this Eventbrite link


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