Four week Chinese Calligraphy Course
Tuesday evenings from 10 October 2017

Discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years.

The four week course starts on 10 Oct and runs to 7 Nov (no class on 24 Oct) 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.

This 4 week course will start by introducing common techniques related to the Chinese soft brushes and ink. Students will also learn the basic strokes of Clerical Style (Li Shu). Clerical is a traditional artistic writing style dated back 2000 years ago and still widely used in signage and posters nowadays. This writing style is easier to learn and suitable for beginners.

Students can anticipate completing at least one piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork per class. The contents of this work could be a selected Chinese poems or perhaps an ancient master’s quotation. Demonstration and plenty of personal attention will be provided during the class. This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.

With a maximum of 12 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 £80 for the 8 hour course which runs Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm from 10 Oct There is a concession rate of £70.  The fee includes all materials. A minimum of five students are required to ensure the class goes ahead.

To book and pay online please use the University ePay system.  Alternatively download this Autumn 2017 Half Term-Callig Reg Form 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.


Course: Chinese Calligraphy Four Week Course
Date + TIme: Tuesdays Evenings 6pm-8pm 10, 17 & 31 Oct and & 7 Nov (no class on 24 Oct)
Cost: £80 (£70) including all materials
Location: Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus, Abden House