Chinese Calligraphy - Running Style
Tutor: Xuzhuang LiCourse Code: 2318-03

Summary

Chinese Calligraphy has been regarded as an essential part of Chinese culture and a unique form of oriental art with over 4,000 years of history. Among the five different scripts, running script is the most practical and useful. This weekend course will focus on running script, from basic strokes to some popular phrases and meaningful titles used in Chinese flower- bird and landscape paintings as well as some interesting stand - alone phrases for calligraphy, the course is suitable for all levels and will be conducted with introduction, demonstration and individual supervision in an encouraging and enjoyable way.

Description

The course content will cover popular phrases and titles commonly used in flower - bird and landscape paintings, such as plum, lotus, chrysanthemum, orchid, peony, bamboo, pine tree, etc. as well as the scenery in four seasons. The meaningful titles can enhance the quality of art work to a cultural level, the skills they will learn: The basic strokes of running script; The rules of stroke orders; The step by step order of each character of the phrases; The match of calligraphy with the style of paintings; The proper place of calligraphy in a painting.

Please bring with you

A roll of calligraphy or painting paper;
A bottle of ink;
Two different size of brushes;
An ink stone;
A painting felt to put paper on;

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

The above items can be purchased from tutor over the weekend, especially brushes for running script.
 

Level

Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Tutor

Xuzhuang Li

Xuzhuang LiDr Xuzhuang Li is a lecturer at Exeter University teaching Mandarin Language and Translation Theory and Practice with translations books published recently. Teaching Chinese calligraphy, Mah Jongg and Chess is his spare time hobby. He is an esteemed scholar with a wide range of knowledge and also an experienced tutor in adult learning.
9th to 10th Jun 2018
Saturday to Sunday

Timetable

Saturday
9amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
Sunday
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session
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