ONLINE Paint Spring Flowers with a Chinese Brush - Starts Wed 6th March 2024 at 2pm
Included in this ONLINE class:
- 2.5 hours of live, expert tuition and feedback in a small & friendly class
- Unlimited access to watch again until 5th May 2024
- Opportunities to seek feedback from your tutor & connect with fellow students via our online blackboard
BOOKING DEADLINE EXTENDED: Wed 6th March at 8am UK TIME
Only 1 left!
Tutor: Maggie Cross
Class timings (UK time)
Equipment & materials list
In this class, Maggie will teach you how to paint narcissus and anemone with a Chinese brush.
The Chinese name for Narcissus is “Shui Xian” which means water fairy. It is closely linked to Chinese New Year. Many homes grow them to be ready for the occasion. They are planted in a bowl of pebbles in water and produce a beautiful scent throughout the house. It is considered to bring luck for the coming year. Maggie hopes to be able to paint the one she has planted in preparation! It can be painted in outline or freestyle, often showing the bulb.
The anemone on the other hand does not have any symbolism but Maggie has chosen it as it the petals lend themselves to the technique of loading several tones or colours on the brush. Anemones are believed to have originated in the Middle east. There is a Greek legend which tells of its origin from the tears of Aphrodite mingled with the blood of her dead lover- Adonis.
Maggie will begin by demonstrating the various techniques before painting the flowers and developing them as a composition.
In the follow up session, Maggie will offer her feedback on anything you have been working on at home during the week, before showing some more examples of her work and perhaps an additional technique or two, if there's time!
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Maggie will offer feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.
*The tutor feedback section of our follow up session is not recorded. This is to ensure that you have an opportunity to share your work without feeling self-conscious. Please join us live for this session if you can – even if you chose the ‘recording only’ option above. Rest assured that any additional tutor demonstrations will be recorded and shared.