CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING: THE BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA
Jane Dwight, lecturer, teacher and painter
This practical art course will enable participants to apply the techniques of Chinese brush painting to describe the shapes of several well-known South African birds, using oriental methods and equipment. Participants will learn to paint basic bird shapes and then use that skill to paint a variety of birds such as the hoopoe, sugarbird and sunbird. The birds will be perched on paintings of South African flowers such as the protea or agapanthus. If time allows the painting of a guinea fowl may be attempted.
1. Introduction and study of basic shapes of some birds
2. Painting a specific bird: a sunbird on an agapanthus
3. Painting a sugarbird perched on a protea
4. Painting a hoopoe on a branch of bauhinia
5. Trying to capture the blue crane in a picture
The cost of specifically Chinese equipment is included in the course fee. A list of other simple everyday items required and directions to the venue will be available on registration.
Please note: In 2013 this course was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Participants who registered for the 2013 course will have first option when applying for 2014. Please indicate if you were one of these students.
Course code: 1008
Date & time: 20–24 January 9.30 am–12.30 pm
No admission to single sessions
MAXIMUM 16 participants
Venue: Goldfields Education Centre, Kirstenbosch
Full: R2 285,00
Staff: R1 130,00