This autumn discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years.
The five week course 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 class will focus on the basic strokes of the traditional artistic writing style known as Clerical (Li Shu). This is an artistic style dating back 2000 years which is still widely used in signage and posters. This is an easy style to learn so is very suitable for beginners.
Students can anticipate completing at least one piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork per class. The content can be selected from a range of options including a Chinese poem or perhaps a quotation from an ancient sage.
With a maximum of 10 students in the class plenty of personal attention is guaranteed as well as clear demonstrations and instructions to help students develop their skills. Both beginners and advanced students are welcome in the class.
The cost is £75 for the 10 hour course which runs Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm from 27 September to 25 October 2016. There is a concession rate of £60. The fee includes all materials.
A minimum of five students are required to ensure the class goes ahead.
To secure a place on this rewarding course please download this registration PDF
Autumn2016-CalligRegFormHalfTerm, then complete and return it to the Confucius Institute for Scotland with a cheque for the correct amount made out to the University of Edinburgh.
Chinese Calligraphy Five Week Course
Tuesdays from 27 Sept-25 Oct 2016 6pm-8pm
£75 including all materials