5 Week Calligraphy Character Class –
May & June2016

Many people are fascinated by the beauty of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting. Sign up for this five week course and start to learn, not only the artistic skills required when working with a brush pen and ink, but also the underlying philosophy of balance and harmony.

2012 European Confucius Institutes / Classrooms Working Symposium.The five week course is suitable for beginners and more advanced practitioners.  Beginners will be introduced to the history of Chinese calligraphy and the techniques required to use Chinese soft brushes and ink. Students will  learn the basic strokes of Regular Style (Kai Shu), and gain cultural understanding relating to the structure of Chinese characters. Students will be expected to complete at least one piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork for each class. The contents might be a Chinese proverb or an ancient master’s quotation. Each student will receive personal attention from the teacher, as well as to see teachers’ demonstration during the class.

Students who have already developed the basic skills will be given more specific tuition to assist in
further development of their artistry.

This class will run from 18.00-20.00 every Tuesday evenings from 10 May to 7 June within the Confucius Institute for Scotland.  To check if places are available please call 0131 662 2180 or email.  The price for the five week course is £75(£60) inclusive of all materials used and handouts.

Please note that this course require a minimum number of enrolments. Normally class which do not reach 5 students this will be cancelled no later than 7 days before the class due to start.

To register please download and complete this form: Spring2016-CalligRegFormHalfTerm

Meantime, please enjoy this video showing Chi Zhang at work where you will also see some of the brush painting artwork made by his students.