This class is aimed towards those with an interest in creating art but have never taken art classes, or for those who have taken art classes in the past and wish to revisit their passion. This class is also suitable for young people who are thinking of applying to art schools. If you wish to relax and have a bit of fun and learn about art or are looking to find a creative way to invigorate your life after work, this is the class for you.
Warming up exercises – quick practice of different lines
Learn basic principles of perspective
Scale and measurement of objects
Explore different sketching tools; pencil, charcoal and pastels
Draw simple still life and landscape
热身练习 – 学习不同线的画法
Intermediate class is for students who have participated in the Arts Class for Beginners at Ming-Ai college or those at the same level. In this class, students will aim to refine previously acquired skills, techniques and develop.
There are two parts:
in-depth sketch exercises
Basic principles of colour and methods of watercolour painting
In-depth sketch exercises
Practice two sketching skills, line drawing and light/ shadow, then learn to apply in still life, landscape and portrait works;
Further study the composition and use of different drawing materials;
Help students gradually find their own learning advantages and style of drawing.
Introduce watercolour tools, materials and the most basic use
Introduce the colour principle and common sense of watercolour painting, learn the basic method of colour mix
Step by step from simple to complex, learning basic watercolour in still life and landscape painting through a variety of watercolour techniques and skills.
Ruijun Hu is an artist born in 1960. He attended Northwest Normal University Arts College, China and after graduating in 1987, stayed on to work as an arts teacher for three years. In 1991 he moved to London and studied at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts, 2000.
Between 2008 and 2010 he worked as one of the main artists on the Armada Painting Project, a series of six large scale paintings for the House of Lords. The paintings were exhibited in the Royal Gallery of the House of Lords where it was unveiled by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. The works are now permanently displayed in the Prince's Chamber, House of Lords.
In 2014, he held two solo exhibitions in Macao Army Club and Gu Yuan Arts Museum, invited by Macao Foundation and Gu Yuan Arts Museum Zhuhai, China. His oil painting’s "Little Scene of Macao " and "Grey Stone series" were collected by Macau Foundation and by Gu Yuan Arts Museum respectively.
In addition to painting, Ruijun has taught and demonstrated Chinese calligraphy in several schools across the country and public places including London County Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank. He is also a talented Chinese Bamboo Flautist, performing both solo and as part of the London Chinese Orchestra and the Grand Union Orchestra throughout UK and Europe. He has also recorded flute music for multiple films and TV series. He is one of the co-founders of the Oriental Art Troupe of the UK and now the vice president of the British Chinese Artists Association.