Five Week Calligraphy Course January 2018

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 starts on 23 January and runs to 20 February 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 5 week course will start by introducing common techniques related to the Chinese soft brushes and ink. Students will also learn the basic strokes of Regular Style (Kai Shu). Regular style is most common in writings and publications. This writing style is suitable for both beginners and students who learned Clerical Style before.

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 £100 for the 10 hour course which runs Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm from 23 January. There is a concession rate of £80, which is offered only to full time students.  The fee includes all materials. A minimum of five students are required to ensure the class goes ahead.

To book download this Winter 2018 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 Five Week Course
Date + TIme: Tuesdays Evenings 6pm-8pm 23, 30 Jan, 6, 13, 20 Feb.
Cost: £100 (£80) including all materials
Location: Confucius Institute for Scotland Campus, Abden House