Leics Chinese Brush Painters

The LCBP group meets monthly at the University of Leicester Botanic Gardens in Oadby, Leicester

June 2018 Botanic Gardens photo
June 2018 Botanic Gardens photo during Summer School

Summer 2022 workshops

We have a new venue in the University of Leicester Botanic Gardens and, therefore, a slightly reduced capacity. The workshop dates below are now available for booking. Priority will be given to those who have booked and paid in advance.

  • Saturday 07 May: Blossom in the Botanic Gardens
  • Saturday 11 June: Large-leaved plants in the Botanic Gardens i.e. Gunnera, Lotus etc…
  • Saturday 09 July: Tigers with Claire

Winter/Spring 2022 workshops

  • Saturday 08 January: (CANCELLED due to COVID-19)
  • Saturday 05 February: Chinese Dragons
  • Saturday 12 March: Bird principles
  • Saturday 09 April: Spring Landscape

Autumn 2021 workshops

  • Saturday 13 November: Autumn Trees
  • Saturday 11 December: Trees and Water

Spring 2020 workshops

  • Saturday 11 January: Calligraphy – signing and dating your painting (resource links included)
  • Saturday 08 February: Fish – Coloured carp for new year (blog post)
  • Saturday 07 March: Animals – Hares (blog post)
  • Saturday 04 April: Landscape (CANCELLED due to COVID-19)

Our tutors, Paul Maslowski and Claire Seaton cater for experienced painters right through to complete beginners. Our friendly group of like minded people meet in a relaxed environment to expand our knowledge of CBP.

Interested in joining us? Please contact Claire by e-mail via: clscbp@googlemail.com or Paul by e-mail via: pmcbp1@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can call us on 01858 410 167.

Paul teaching Geese at LBCP, Oadby 20 October 2018
Paul teaching Geese at LBCP, Oadby 20 October 2018

Our sessions run from 09:45am – 4pm with most people arriving about 9.15am to set up and start the day with some gentle qigong exercises.

The group has been running now for over 17 years and was founded by Judith Watson and Di Morte as the ‘Leicestershire Traditional Chinese Brush Painters’. For 2020 we removed the ‘Traditional’ from our name to recognise the fact that we now look at all Chinese Art whether Traditional, Contemporary or Modern.

Autumn 2019 workshops

  • Saturday 7th December: Animals – Camels not kings!
  • Saturday 7th November: Flowers – Poppies
  • Saturday 12th October: Figures – Goddesses & Demons…
  • Saturday 7th September: Rats & Rodents – the next Chinese New Year zodiac animal (blog post).
Claire demonstrating Rats in the Botanic Gardens 2019

This last ensured we were ready to send our own Chinese New Year cards or paintings in 2020! To see how it went take a look at our Rats in the garden Blog post

Want a workshop with us?