8 August – 19 September
10:30am – 12:00pm
$175/$150 InSight Members
Bookings essential at reception or by calling 47805410
The ancient art of Chinese calligraphy is traditionally said to be like meditation; quieting the heart and calming the mind by moving its qi or energy in rhythm with the movement of the brush. Learn to control a soft brush on rice paper, and use it to form bold yet delicate strokes that create harmonious and elegant Chinese characters. At the end of the course, you will have meaningful works of your own to take home and the technique and appreciation to make calligraphy an everyday skill that is a pleasure to perform and a delight to view. This course is suitable for students of all levels. Beginners will start with the basic movements of dots and strokes on rice paper.
More advanced learners will be guided to develop confidence with the changing of strokes and their cooperation within characters, and will further understand how the heaviness and speed of the brush, as well as the space between characters affect the balance of whole works.