Calligraphy Class

Calligraphy Course for English-Speaking Students (No Mandarin experience necessary) and the classes are very relaxing. (75)
from/per person $32
  • Cafe
  • Bicucltural
  • Bilingual
  • 1.5 Hours
  • Easy
  • Family Likes
  • Materials

Description

BBC01 Calligraphy Class

Taught by an English-speaking instructor, this class emphasizes not only proper posture, breathing, and brush-handling techniques needed to write a character that has the proper “spirit,” but also the art of Calligraphy,wisdom & philosophy of Chinese character,rather than one that rigidly conforms to a model.

A combination of demonstrations and individualized tips makes up each class. Content of the Calligraphy Course Our course combines calligraphy practice with meditation techniques and philosophy to create a dynamic learning environment.

In this course, you will:


* Gain knowledge of the Four Treasures (brush, ink, paper, and ink stone)
* Learn writing techniques through one-on-one instruction
* Understand the symbolic meaning of the Chinese characters you write
* Try your hand at major styles of calligraphy: oracle, bronze ware, bamboo slab, and cursive
* Create works of art in a soothing environment
* Cultivate concentration with a relaxed mind and body

* Appreciate the inner relationship between writing and Qi/breathing.

About the Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere, which often includes Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam. The calligraphic tradition of East Asia originated and developed from China. There is a general standardization of the various styles of calligraphy in this tradition. Chinese calligraphy and ink and wash painting are closely related, since they are accomplished using similar tools and techniques. Chinese painting and calligraphy distinguish themselves from other cultural arts because they emphasize motion and are charged with dynamic life. According to Stanley-Baker, "Calligraphy is sheer life experienced through energy in motion that is registered as traces on silk or paper, with time and rhythm in shifting space its main ingredients."[1] Calligraphy has also led to the development of many forms of art in China, including seal carving, ornate paperweights, and inkstones.

The Four Treasures of the Study
- the ink brush, ink, paper(made of rice & bamboo), and inkstone are provided.

 


Schedule

1st March to 30th November
Afternoon 2:00PM
  6:00PM

Meeing Point

Bike Beijing Shop & Cafe
ADD:81 Beiheyan Street,Beijing