5 Week Calligraphy Class – Starts 30 June, 2021


Key Information:

Course: Five week Chinese Calligraphy (Daytime) – Kaishu

Date & Time: Wednesdays from 30 June – 28 July, 10.00am – 11.30am

Online teaching time: 7.5 hour

Homework: There will be additional homework after each session and the tutor will also provide individual email feedback, including technical support to deal with relevant queries.

Student level: This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students. It could be a continuation course for students who attended the Chinese calligraphy (regular style) class before. All practice materials will be refreshed from the previous class.

Class size: A minimum of five students are required to ensure the class goes ahead.

Location: This class will be delivered digitally using the online platform Zoom.

Why should I take this course?

Chinese calligraphy is one of the earliest and most important visual art form in China. As practice Chinese calligraphy is a clam, relax and meditative process, which benefit our well-being and lead to longevity. By control the special soft brush with a sharp point, Chinese calligraphy is not only a mental exercise, also a physical exercise that coordinates the mind and the body.

What does it cover?

Introduce common Chinese soft brush and ink techniques

Guide students through the fundamental strokes of regular style ‘Kaishu’ scripts.

Students can anticipate completing at least one piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork per class. The content of this work could be a selected Chinese poem or perhaps an ancient master’s quotation.

Live demonstration will be provided during the class.

About the teacher:

This course will be led by Chi Zhang – an experienced instructor, shortlisted for ‘Sky Art Landscape Artist of the year 2015’, whose work has been projected across Edinburgh castle during the 2015 Military Tattoo. For more information and to see Chi’s work please visit http://www.chizhangartist.com.

How much does it cost?

£85 (£75/concessions), concession is offered only to full time students and UoE staff.

Please also allow up to £25 for materials if you don’t have your own art materials. The tutor will provide guidance on purchasing the materials after registration.

Booking & Further information:

To secure one of the limited spaces on this course, please use the University ePay system .

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, our administrative team is working from home. Please contact us by email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk.

One to one tutorials and small group workshops can also be arranged. Please email info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk for more info.