Try for a day – Chinese brush painting – Lotus

Another in our series of introductions to the delightful, fascinating art of Chinese brush painting. This a great chance to try your hand at this expressive art form. Many people who have undertaken previous workshops have enjoyed them hugely and have found them beneficial to their own work, as you can see from the testimonials below. This workshop is suitable for beginners or people who have painting experience but have never tried Chinese brush painting techniques before. You might also enjoy a refresher or change of subject matter if you have some experience. However, 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.

Lotus plays a significant role in Chinese culture. It represents perfection and purity both in heart and mind. Using Chinese soft brushes, ink and colors, you will be shown how to achieve wonderful paintings in freehand style. We will complete at least three paintings of lotus flower 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 to 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 and equipment plus tea and coffee

To book, please click on this Eventbrite link

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