Chinese Calligraphy: Running Script

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 21 July 2018 - 18 August 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Xuzhuang Li
Full price
£ 100
Student concession
£ 80
OAP concession
£ 80

Chinese calligraphy is an essential part of Chinese culture. In the time of the Chinese imperial examination system, calligraphy was a valued measure of one's education; In Chinese brush paintings, calligraphy has always been an integrated part.

There are five main scripts or styles: seal, official, regular, running and cursive, among them regular and running are more practical and useful.

Running script, 行書, also known as semi-cursive script, approximates normal handwriting in which strokes and, more rarely, characters are allowed to run into one another. In writing  running script, the brush leaves the paper less often than in the regular script. Characters appear less angular and rounder.

With practical exercises, your tutor will guide refresh your knowledge of material preparation, brushwork, and offer exercises to gradually build up your confidence in writing characters and finally simple phrases.

What should I bring?

Please wear clothing you do not mind getting a little bit grubby.

All materials will be provided.

Who is this course for?

This is an intermediate course. Students should have completed Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy: Standard Script at the School or have had previous experience elsewhere with Chinese calligraphy.

What days do I attend?

Saturday, 21 July and 18 August 2018

Image :  Bamboo in a Spring Thunderstorm by Tang Yin, Ming Dynasty, Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tutor biography

Xuzhuang Li

Dr Xuzhuang Li is a lecturer of Mandarin Language and Translation Theory and Practice at Exeter University. He is an esteemed scholar with a wide range of knowledge and also an experienced tutor in adult learning.