Description:
Chinese Calligraphy has evolved throughout Chinese history, now a symbol for the oriental world. Through calligraphy, one can better understand the Chinese way of thinking as well as the importance of balance and harmony in the Chinese way of life. When rendering strokes with one's brush, one will experience the basic movements of Taichi and the delicate balance of Yin and Yang. The study of Calligraphy will help you improve your understanding of Chinese people and their culture, as it incorporates some of the core philosphies and inspirations of Chinese people.

About our teacher:
Fiona SHENG(盛情) started practicing calligraphy at the age of 5. She has won over 100 prizes throughout her life and multiple TV programs have been dedicated to her over the years. Her artwork has been displayed in 4 continents across the world, and as she jokingly puts it, she needs to catch up to her art work's travels and start traveling the world herself.

Her classes are always exciting and lively. Taking her courses will provide you with a taste of the Chinese people's methodology of strict discipline, but with fun and laughter on the side. Additionally, Sheng laoshi speaks fluent English, so there is no need to worry about not being able to follow her class.

Join us now, and you too will have the opportunity to write a beautifully written Spring Festival Scroll one day soon!

Below you can find more details on these classes. If interested, please email us at events@hutongschool.com by December 11th, with all the relevant details.

Duration:
110 times× 2 hours = 20 hours

 

Date

Time

GuLou Branch

12-12-2011—19-01-2012

Monday &Thursday 3:30pm-5:30pm

Sanlitun Branch

12-12-2011—27-02-2012

Monday 7:30pm-9:30p


Class Time:

Gulou Class Date

Time

 

Sanlitun Class Date

Time

December

12

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

December

12

7:30pm-9:30pm

15

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

19

7:30pm-9:30pm

19

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

January

2

7:30pm-9:30pm

22

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

9

7:30pm-9:30pm

January
 

2

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

16

7:30pm-9:30pm

5

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

30

7:30pm-9:30pm

9

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

February

6

7:30pm-9:30pm

12

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

13

7:30pm-9:30pm

16

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

20

7:30pm-9:30pm

19

3:30pm-5:30pm

 

27

7:30pm-9:30pm

Fee: You will be required to pay in advance for classes. 

 

Fee

Comments

Hutong Students

1000 RMB

For this Spring Festival special, you will receive free Calligraphy materials, plus you get to write the traditional Chinese Spring Festival Scroll! Next time this happens will be next year, so hurry up!

Others

1400 RMB

Class size≤ 8 people

Tools: (For Free)

  • Brushes;
  • Ink holder;
  • Felt pad;
  • Paper;
  • Ink;
  • Brush Wrap

Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of Chinese Calligraphy history;
  • Master the basics of brush-work;
  • Learn the 8 basic strokes;
  • Use the basic strokes to compose simple characters;
  • Learn a few basic structures of Chinese characters;
  • Learn the right orders of writing in Chinese;
  • Understand the meaning of every character that appears in the classes;
  • Master some traditional Chinese sayings in writing and in using;
  • Write a set of Chinese Spring Festival scroll

Content:

 

Description

Goal

Class 1

Learn about the origin of Chinese Calligraphy, 5 styles, how to use a brush, introduction of 8 basic strokes, and learn the first 2 basic strokes

Ability to understand the origin of this art form, use a brush, as well as ability to write 一、二、三

Class 2

Learn the 3 forms of 竖

Practice the combination of 横、竖 with characters

Class 3

Learn the 4 forms of撇, 横折

Practice the combination of 撇, 横折with characters

Class 4

Finish learning 撇and learn 2 forms of捺

Practice the combination of 撇, 捺with characters

Class 5

Learn 竖钩

Practice the combination of 竖钩with characters

Class 6

Learn 提(挑)and some radicals with提(挑)in them

Practice the radicals and the combination of 提(挑)with characters

Class 7

Introduction the Chinese Spring Festival Scrolls

Learn how to write Spring Festival related writings, such as happiness etc.

Class 8

Learn the 1st half of a set of Spring Festival Scroll

Practice the characters in the 1st half of the scroll

Class 9

Learn the 2nd half of a set of Spring Festival Scroll

Practice the characters in the 2nd half of the scroll

Class 10

Finish the set of Scrolls on red paper

Masterpiece completed