5 Week Calligraphy Class – Starts 20 January 2021

This class will be delivered digitally using the online platform Zoom. To optimise the learning experience a maximum capacity has been set per group – so space is very limited! Please note bookings will close 7 days before the term start date.

This five week course takes place on Wednesday mornings from 20 January to 17 February 2021, and will be led by Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher. Under his expert guidance, countless students have discovered the joy of practicing the ancient arts of calligraphy and painting using the Chinese brush.

This course will start by introducing common Chinese soft brush and ink techniques, before guiding students through the fundamental strokes of Regular and Running style scripts.

Regular script(楷书, kǎishū) is most common in modern writing and publications, and requires several individual strokes and stops to produce one perfectly formed character. Running script(行书, xíngshū), also known as semi-cursive script, is a more flowing style in which the individual strokes within a character are allowed to run into one another.

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

Live demonstration will be provided during the class. 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.

The fee is £85 for this 7.5 hour course, running on Wednesday mornings between 10:00am – 11.30am, from 20 January 2021. There is a concession rate of £75 which 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. A minimum of five students are required to ensure the class goes ahead.

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

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.

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


Course: Five week Chinese Calligraphy Class (Daytime)
Date & Time: Wednesdays from 20 January – 17 February, 10:00-11:30am.
Cost: £85 (£75/concessions)
Location: Online via Zoom

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