Short course: Chinese calligraphy

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This course will be available next academic term.

Course description

This type of expression has been widely practiced in China and has been generally held in high esteem across East Asia.

Chinese calligraphy and ink and wash painting are closely related: they are accomplished using similar tools and techniques, and have a long history of shared artistry.

Distinguishing features of Chinese painting and calligraphy include an emphasis on motion charged with dynamic life.

What you will get from this course

  • Study Chinese characters
  • Gain an appreciation for the art of calligraphy
  • Meditation, concentration, observation, and reflection

It is strongly recommended that students have a certain level of understanding of Chinese characters (understand a couple of Chinese characters, or handwrite Chinese characters before). This workshop is not suitable for a total beginner.

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