The Adult Chinese Calligraphy class at the Pro Arts Gallery isn’t like any other calligraphy class. It provides students with the essential skills of the art form. It’s not merely a project-based class; it offers a better understanding of the development of Chinese Calligraphy. The students will have the opportunity to learn about Ancient Chinese poetry while experiencing five main scripts in Chinese calligraphy. The goal is to learn, to explore and to become part of the culture.
Students will have access to the tools (brushes, ink, palette, paper, etc.) . The instructor will provide a mini-lecture at the beginning of each class followed by demonstrations and one-on-one coaching. The students are welcome to buy materials to practice at home. The instructor will provide further information in the first class.
Calligraphy is a form of meditation. Please bring a jacket in case it gets cold.
Pro Arts is wheelchair accessible.
Schedule and fee:
April 20- June 22, 2019
Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 AM
Ten people each session, please register by April 18th. Non- refundable one week before the first class.
Register with a friend to get a 10% off of the class fee. Please find details when signing up.
1st Time Trial rate $30 (First class of the package) SIGN UP
Drop-in rate $35 + $30 material SIGN UP
5 class: $150 + $30 material SIGN UP
10 class: $270 +$30 material SIGN UP
Pro Arts memberships 10% off (bring the membership card in the first day of the class)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and alternative time for classes.
Mini-lecture: The Chinese Calligraphy Tools
Workshop: Experience the Seal Script I
Mini-Lecture: A Brief History of Chinese Calligraphy I
Workshop: Experience the Seal Script II
Example of the seal script: Rangzhi Wu, circa 489-520AD
Mini-Lecture: A Brief History of Chinese Calligraphy II
Workshop: Experience the Clerical Script I
Mini-Lecture: Rules of Chinese Calligraphy
Workshop: Experience the Clerical Script II
Example of the clerical script: Cao Quan Monument, circa 185AD
Mini-Lecture: Appreciate Chinese Calligraphy
Workshop: Experience the Cursive Script I
Mini-Lecture: Calligraphy in Watercolor Painting
Workshop: Experience the Cursive Script II
Example of the cursive script: Sun Guoting, circa 687AD
Mini-lecture: Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy and its Development
Workshop: Experience the Regular Script I
Mini-Lecture: The Four Grand Masters of the Song Dynasty
Workshop: Experience the Regular Script II
Example of the regular script: Yan Zhenqing, circa 779AD
Mini-Lecture: The Greatest Chinese Calligrapher in History
Workshop: Experience the Semi-cursive Script I
Mini-Lecture: Contemporary Chinese Artist and Calligraphy
Workshop: Experience the Semi-cursive Script II
Example of the regular script: Wang Xizhi, 353AD