Courses

Would you love to learn how to use Chinese brushes and inks to create your own paintings or calligraphy? This absorbing, mindful practice requires no previous knowledge of Chinese language or background in art.

I teach both English and Chinese speakers, online as well as face-to-face in Brighton.

These ancient skills are my heritage, and I am passionate about sharing them. I’ve been teaching for nearly a decade, focusing initially on the Mandarin language.

My Chinese painting and calligraphy courses are particularly popular with people who combine a love of art with an interest in language, history or philosophy.  

Current courses open for booking now ✨:

Beginner’s Chinese art course for English speakers starts 3rd June

Our small group meets over Zoom, with additional short videos and PDF learning materials provided. We also have a private group on Facebook.

Culminating in a complete artwork, you’ll learn:

  • to write four sentences (one each week) of a Tang Dynasty poem in the ancient Lishu (隸書) clerical script;
  • how to paint flowers, birds and dragon flies;
  • how to make a Chinese stamp stone seal, carved with your Chinese name.

Thursdays 11:45- 1:45pm
 10th June - 15th July (six sessions)
Cost: £132

Email me at plumblossomink@gmail.com to reserve your space and to find out how to order the materials you’ll need. 

I also run Calligraphy courses for Chinese native speakers in different levels as well. If you are interested,  Email me at plumblossomink@gmail.com to book a zoom chat.

Past Free Tutorial Links:

To help you to celebrate the Chinese New Year 🎆🏮 (12th February) and to get involved, I've created three easy to-follow free short video tutorials.

-  1st one: how to make ink from ink stick;
  
  
3rd one: how to paint carp fish in a few strokes. 

You can watch now.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience, this can be a truly meditative experience as you become absorbed in the flow of the ink. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to carry on learning more of these ancient skills.

If you would like to follow the tutorials but don't have the materials, you can order them here. I've prepared four different gift sets for you to chose from.

I hope you enjoy making time to create your own beautiful Chinese art.❤️

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Past courses✨:

Foundation of Chinese calligraphy:

For English speakers: Thursday 6:10pm -7:50pm   

For Chinese native speakers: Tuesday 10:00-11:30am (Fully booked)

For Chinese native speakers: Wednesday7:30pm-9:00pm (two space left)

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Past Workshops:

Ink painting & calligraphy - Special theme for Moon Festival 🌕

30th Sept. 6pm-8pm (Wednesday ) &  2nd Oct. 9:30am-11:30am (Friday)

Lose yourself in the beauty of the Full Moon with this new workshop from creative calligraphist Jing Wang.

After some basic practice of Chinese calligraphy strokes, creative calligraphist Jing Wang will guide you through painting bamboo plants, and share with you a couple of clever ways to paint a full moon.

At the end of the session, you will have learnt how to complete an traditional ink painting with two characters of calligraphy writing.🖌️ 🌸

The workshop is good for people with an interest in Chinese culture, arts and music or Mandarin, Zen and Buddhism.

This is a small online group workshop suitable for both beginners and those 

You will need:

  • A computer/laptop/iPad to access the Zoom meeting
  • 2 Brushes: 1 median size & 1 small size with mixed hair
  • Paper: a) practice papers(can be grass paper, newspapers, print paper): b) Xuan mulberry paper for your artwork, ideally A3 size (two pieces in case)
  • Ink : Chinese ink stick or ink in bottle
  • Writing mat: at least size A3
  • A small white dish: for making grey ink
  • Some water in a jar: for cleaning brushes
  • Some kitchen papers folded in quarter: for drying your brushes in case too watery

You can book directly by sending email to Jing at❤️plumblossomink@gmail.com

Or book through Eventbite at the links below.

30th Sept. 6pm-8pm (Wednesday ) workshop  or

2nd Oct. 9:30am-11:30am (Friday) workshp

Please also contact us at:

plumblossomink@gmail.com

if you are unsure about the materials or would like more details. 🎨

Online Calligraphy and Painting Workshop: 🖌️ 🌸

Theme: Chinese Shufa Calligraphy & Bamboo - Ancient Practices in the 21st Century  🍃

Lose yourself in the Zen beauty of Chinese calligraphy with creative calligraphist Jing Wang. ✨✨

This online workshop aims to guide you through the art and mystery of ancient Chinese calligraphy where you will learn to use traditional materials such as Chinese ink, ink stick and brushes on mulberry & grass paper. 🎨

“Life in post lockdown can be still stressful. In this workshop, I will enlighten and uplift your spirit, guiding you to express your feelings with brush and paper.” 🌟

We have two dates for the same workshop to give you options. ❤️

23rd Sept. 2020 Evening 6:00pm - 7:30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chinese-shufa-calligraphy-bamboo-ancient-practices-in-the-21st-century-tickets-119886079491

25th Sept.2020 morning 9:30am- 11:00am

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chinese-shufa-calligraphy-bamboo-ancient-practices-in-the-21st-century-tickets-120352350119

Please choose the date and book through Eventbite link as above.

Hope you can come to join and I am excited to see you there. 😊

Lockdown time Special Online weekly sessions 2nd April-18th June Thurs. 9-10:30pm:

24th April-18th June weekly Online Calligraphy workshop-Theme: Kaishu practice + paintings:

17th April. Online Calligraphy workshop-Theme: Kaishu practice 褚遂良:

10th April. Online Calligraphy workshop-Theme: Kaishu introduction 2 褚遂良:

10th April. Online Calligraphy workshop-Theme: Kaishu introduction 1 Jiu-Cheng-Gong 九成宫:

3rd April. Online Calligraphy workshop-Theme: Get connected via Heart of Sutra:

 

Past Face to Face Workshop sessions Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm:

20th Dec. 2019-Face to Face Workshop- Theme-Characters & Plum blossom: 

6th Dec. 2019-Face to Face Workshop- Theme-Characters, Bamboo & Birds: 

22nd Nov. 2019-Face to Face Workshop- Theme-Basic strokes & Bamboo: 

8th Nov. 2019-Face to Face Workshop- Theme-Basic strokes & Orchid flower: 

 

25th Oct. 2019-Face to Face Workshop- Theme-Basic strokes, Lotus & fish: