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Chinese Brush Painting-Autumn Landscapes

Maggie Cross has built such a faithful following at Ammerdown that her yearly courses have all been over-subscribed of late. We have therefore persuaded her to lead a second week-long course this year.

This time Maggie will focus on landscapes, using the colours of autumn as the inspiration. She explains: “You will learn to paint the various elements of a landscape such as trees, mountains and water before putting them together into a composition using traditional Chinese painting materials and techniques. There will also be an opportunity to experiment with some wash techniques. You will paint on paper which you will then be able to back for display.”
Maggie will also describe the symbolism attached to landscape painting. She comments: “Landscape painting is known as mountain and water painting in Chinese art. It is surrounded by symbolism of which perhaps the most significant is that of a free man!”.

Maggie spent her childhood in Hong Kong, where she studied brush painting and also learnt to speak Cantonese and write Chinese characters. She is a member of The Chinese Brush Painters’ Society and the Society of Floral Painters. She regularly exhibits her work and also frequently lectures and teaches on the subject. She has also recently completed her third book. Her gifts as a tutor and painter are praised by all who work with her: “An exceptional tutor, and an inspiration to us all”; “Maggie is superb at accommodating the needs of students at different levels of ability”; Maggie’s work is magical and she is a natural encourager”.

Maximum number 15, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Participants will be given a list of basic items to bring with them. Traditional brush painting materials will be available for loan or sale from the tutor.

N.B. Please note that Maggie is leading another Chinese Brush Painting at Ammerdown this year, from Sunday 4 to Friday 9 May, on Flowers and Birds.

Led by: Maggie Cross

Please arrive by noon on Monday. Course ends with lunch on Friday.

 Maggie Cross has built such a faithful following at Ammerdown that her yearly courses have all been over-subscribed of late. We have therefore persuaded her to lead a second week-long course this year.

This time Maggie will focus on landscapes, using the colours of autumn as the inspiration. She explains: “You will learn to paint the various elements of a landscape such as trees, mountains and water before putting them together into a composition using traditional Chinese painting materials and techniques. There will also be an opportunity to experiment with some wash techniques. You will paint on paper which you will then be able to back for display.”
Maggie will also describe the symbolism attached to landscape painting. She comments: “Landscape painting is known as mountain and water painting in Chinese art. It is surrounded by symbolism of which perhaps the most significant is that of a free man!”.

Maggie spent her childhood in Hong Kong, where she studied brush painting and also learnt to speak Cantonese and write Chinese characters. She is a member of The Chinese Brush Painters’ Society and the Society of Floral Painters. She regularly exhibits her work and also frequently lectures and teaches on the subject. She has also recently completed her third book. Her gifts as a tutor and painter are praised by all who work with her: “An exceptional tutor, and an inspiration to us all”; “Maggie is superb at accommodating the needs of students at different levels of ability”; Maggie’s work is magical and she is a natural encourager”.

 Maximum number 15, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 Participants will be given a list of basic items to bring with them. Traditional brush painting materials will be available for loan or sale from the tutor.

N.B. Please note that Maggie is leading another Chinese Brush Painting at Ammerdown this year, from Sunday 4 to Friday 9 May, on Flowers and Birds.

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.