Calligraphy was the paramount visual art form prized above all others in traditional China. Using only brush and ink, calligraphers developed their techniques over generations. Today, this powerfully graphic art is still valued as an outward expression of the artist’s state of mind. Its rhythm, movement and flow is accessible to anyone who views it, not only to those of us who can read Chinese characters.
In this two hour Chinese calligraphy workshop, you will learn the correct posture and basic techniques for writing a piece of Chinese calligraphy with May. May will introduce you to different common Chinese calligraphy fonts and teach you to write the Chinese characters in regular script. After practising some strokes and characters, you will be able to create your own art piece, decorating a traditional Chinese paper fan with a spring theme.
All Chinese calligraphy tools and fan will be provided. All you need to do is come with friends to enjoy a relaxing time and immerse yourself in Chinese calligraphy!
Date: Saturday 17th June 11.00 - 1.00pm
May Chan, aka @Inkjoygraphy, is a Chinese calligrapher based in the UK. She has dedicated more than 20 years to writing Chinese calligraphy. She believes that Chinese calligraphy is not just a hobby, but a way of life! Inkjoygraphy was founded as a way to share the cultural and personal significance of the traditional written form. May provides in-person and online workshops / lessons for people to learn calligraphy on a range of materials while also running an Etsy shop offering custom artworks.