Chinese Brush Painting Workshops in Settle North Yorkshire


Duration: Morning 2.5 hours or afternoon 2.5 hours

Price: £25

Run by: Jo Rhodes
at Settle Community and Business Hub

07977 040329

Settle Quaker Meeting House
8 Kirkgate
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9DZ

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About the Course

We're delighted to announce that Chris Newson will be running two workshops for Settle Community and Business Hub at the Settle Quaker Meeting House in the centre of Settle. She'll be running one in the morning from 10am to 12.30 noon and one in the afternoon from 1.30 to 4pm, to give you a hands-on introduction and improvers sessions for the wonderful world of Chinese brush painting.

In each of these 2.5 hr workshops you will learn the basics of the art of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, or have the opportunity to develop and practice your skills if you've tried it before.

The sessions will include; painting images and calligraphy on '1000 use' mats using water. The calligraphy will involve standard script, running script and phrases suitable for putting on cards on couplet paper, fans and lampshades in hand ground ink. We will use grass and Shuan paper and lots of other types for those who want to try. We will paint old pine trees on mulberry bark paper which will be framed and also paint fish on paper to be window mounted on folding cards.

This is a hands on workshop and no artistic experience or knowledge of Chinese brush painting or calligraphy is needed - Chris will show you everything you need to know.

People are welcome to book both sessions and do whatever aspect of this type of art work that interests them.

Please make sure you book on the correct session:
- the morning session runs from 10am to 12.30pm.
- the afternoon session runs from 1.30 to 4pm.
There is a £5 discount if people want to book both sessions. Use code BOTH when booking.

Payment
If you need to pay by cheque please contact us. You can pay by cash at Settle Hub but we would prefer you to pay online if at all possible as it helps reduce our admin.

Timebank Members & People on Benefits
We have a limited number of places available for Timebank Members and people on benefits. Please contact us for more info or to book

Are there minimum age requirements for the workshop?
No but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There are three pay and display car parks in Settle - at Ashfield, Whitefriars and Lower Greenfoot. There is 2hr free DISC parking in the central Shambles area of Settle. Customers can park free at Booths supermarket. The Settle Quaker Meeting House is in central Settle, opposite Victoria Hall theatre in Kirkgate.

Settle is accessible by both train and bus. Settle Quaker Meeting House is just a 4 minute walk from Settle station where trains arrive from Leeds, Lancaster and Carlisle.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email us via the ink above if you have any questions.

What is the refund policy ? Payment in advance is essential and refunds will only be paid if your place can be filled.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee for either the morning or afternoon session includes all materials. Hot drinks will be provided, and soup for lunch but please do bring something to share if you would like to join us for lunch. There is a £5 discount for people booking both sessions. Settle also has many good cafes, pubs and restaurants if you'd prefer to do your own thing for lunch.


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