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18 October 2021 - 24 October 2021

Program Details:

In this program we will discover the key features in Chinese brushwork, textures and techniques to describe the characteristics of mountains and waters (It includes a crash course on ancient technique of Chinese rubbing).
●    Introduction to the primary artistic materials and tools used in Chinese painting.
●    Introduction to the Chinese painting theory.  
●    Introduction and a close study of famous Masterpieces.
●    Calligraphy practice, learning the basic strokes and painting techniques.
●    Field sketching and drawing using Chinese methods
●    Learn how to create beyond the limits of vision and linear perspective 
●    Crash course on the art of Chinese rubbing and creating the tools to do so.
Lecturers: Giacomo Bruni & Zuha Rasheed

Target Audience: Artists and candidate artists (above 17 years old) who are interested in this specific technique. 

Number of Participants: 15

Language: The teaching language will be English. There will be translation support, but intermediate level English would be useful.

Contact: Barbara Bakircioglu -

Detailed information:



Giacomo Bruni was born in Perugia in 1986. In 2009, he graduated from the University of Perugia with a bachelor's degree in Modern literature. He completed his Master's degree at the University of Padova in 2013 in Medieval philology. From 2012 to 2013, he was granted a scholarship to study Chinese culture at Guangzhou University (广州大学). In 2018 he participated in an international artistic training project at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (广州美术学院). In 2019, he graduated from Jinan University in Guangzhou (暨南大学), with a Doctorate degree in Literature and Art theory.


Zuha Rasheed, was born in Maldives in 1990. She completed her Bachelors at South China Normal University 华南师范大学 in Business. During this time, Chinese culture and art sparked her interest, leading her to change her major and start pursuing art. She studied Chinese woodblock carving and bird and flower painting. Since then, she has had her works exhibited in different parts of China. She is currently doing her Masters in Chinese painting at the Academy of Art in Hangzhou. She is also an editor of Shanshui magazine.