Chinese Calligraphy – one day workshop on Saturday 6 July

Chinese calligraphy is one of the earliest and most important visual art forms in China. As a practice, Chinese calligraphy is a calm, relaxing and meditative process, which benefits our well-being and leads to longevity. By controlling the special soft brush with a sharp point, Chinese brush painting is not only a mental exercise, but also a physical exercise that coordinates both mind and body.

No prior knowledge is necessary, you should simply be keen to learn and willing to hold a brush. All materials used during this workshop will be provided.
Join this session to try hands on and discover more.

The cost is £50 or £40 for university students’ concessions.

Combine this 1 day course with our Chinese brush painting workshop on Saturday 27 July for a discounted price of £80. Please visit here for details of brush painting workshop.

To secure your place on this enjoyable course please download this PDF Form which you will then need to complete and return to our office with a cheque made out to the University of Edinburgh for the appropriate amount. Cash payment can be made at the Institute in person.

This workshop will be led by our institute’s artist Chi Zhang. His Chinese calligraphy has been projected on Edinburgh Castle during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2015. He also created calligraphy frontispiece for ‘Selected Poems by Robert Burns in Chinese Translation’, which was published by the Edinburgh University Press in 2010.
For more information and to see Chi’s work, please visit

One to one tutorials and small group workshops can also be arranged.
Please email or call us on 0131 662 2180 to discuss.