Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years.
The six week course runs from Tuesday evening 26 February to 2 April, and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Students will be introduced to the materials of ink, brush, stone and paper, and initially common techniques will be introduced.
The course will focus on Running Style (Semi-cursive). Students will start to learn the basic strokes of running style. Running style also called semi-cursive script; this is a more flowing style in which strokes are allowed to run into each other.
Students can anticipate completing at least one piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork per class. The contents of this work could be a selected Chinese poem or perhaps an ancient master’s quotation. Demonstration and plenty of personal attention will be provided during the class.