Calligraphy + Brush Painting

Chinese calligraphy and brush painting has an inherent beauty both to the viewer and the practitioner. The expert calligrapher feels the brush pen as almost an extension of the physical body. Learning to use a brush pen for calligraphy or Chinese  painting is a fascinating, rewarding and, at times, a most tranquil process.

Artist practising calligraphy

Classes in Chinese Calligraphy  and Chinese Landscape Painting at the Confucius Institute for Scotland are suitable for both the beginner and improver. You can be confident that under the expert guidance of the Institute’s calligrapher you will discover the joy of this ancient art, learning and practising under the guidance of course leader Chi Zhang.


The Institute offers short courses throughout the year in both Brush Painting of various subjects and Calligraphy classes


The next Chinese Landscape Painting course with spaces will focus on Bamboo and Trees.  This 5-week/10 hour course will run on Friday mornings 10.30-12.30 from 26 April to 28 May 2017. Please click here to find out about this forthcoming class and for information on how to book.


Our next calligraphy course will run for 5 evenings/10 hours on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm. The dates for this will be 18 April, 25 April, 2 May, 9 May (no class on 16 May) and 23 May 2017.  Please click here for full details of this course and to book.


See below for a short introduction to calligraphy from Chi Zhang the Institute’s tutor – or enjoy a short lecture on the art of Chinese calligraphy via the video to the right.