CHINESE artist Jiang (Jack) Hongsheng took time during a three-week trip to the UK to teach Carlton le Willows sixth formers the traditional art of Chinese brush painting.
Jack demonstrated how to paint a peony, the national flower of China, which he describes as being a symbol of elegance and friendship, using authentic Chinese paints and paper made from bamboo.
The sixth form art students needed determination, professionalism and a certain amount of courage to try and master the skill.
Jack’s visit was thanks to links forged by the Academy and Nottingham Confucius Institute, which is sponsored by the University of Nottingham and aims to promote the teaching of Chinese language and culture across the world.
Carlton le Willows students who took part in the table tennis training trip to Ningbo in August have already been lucky enough to take part in a workshop run by Jack, a former English teacher in his home town.