Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy: Standard Script

Subject: Calligraphy
Dates: 10 February 2018 - 10 February 2018
Time: 10:30-16:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Xuzhuang Li
Full price
£ 50
Student concession

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£ 40
OAP concession

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£ 40

This course is fully booked.

Chinese calligraphy is an essential part of Chinese culture, and a unique form of oriental art. 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.

This introductory workshop will mainly focus on the regular style, covering the basic strokes, the rules for stroke order for writing common words and phrases. There will be a particular focus on popular phrases and titles used in Chinese brush paintings of flowers and birds.

What should I bring?

All materials are provided on this course, including brushes, ink and paper.

Please wear clothing that you do not mind getting ink on.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

Familiarity with the characters is not required.

What day(s) do I attend?


Image: Landscapes after old masters by Wang Hui; text reads, "Buddhist Temple on a Clear Evening, after Oubo Laoren". 

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.

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