Cape Town University Summer School

Cape Town University Summer SchoolJane Dwight is teaching at the Cape Town University Summer School this winter.

In Chinese brush painting the ‘four gentlemen’ are the bamboo, chrysanthemum, orchid and plum blossom. Each has its own unique symbolism, history and basic set of strokes. Once all four plants have been painted, discussed and studied, participants will have a set of techniques to work with. These traditional techniques can be used in a great variety of other subjects, including landscape, flora and fauna. By the end of this course participants will be using the strokes they have learnt to paint South African plants and flowers in the Chinese brush painting style.

Please note that the course fee includes all materials.


1. Introduction and bamboo

2. Chrysanthemum

3. Orchid

4. Plum blossom

5. South African flowers and plants

Jan 22nd - 26th 2018 9.30 am–12.30 pm