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:

Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday

10:00 AM– 12:00 PM, 1:00 -3:00 PM, 3:00-5:00 PM 

Please email gallery@proartsgallery.org to book a time for your class.              

Eight people each session. 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                                                                                            SIGN UP
Drop-in rate $35 + $10 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)

 


Session 1

Mini-lecture: The Chinese Calligraphy Tools
Workshop: Experience the Seal Script I

Session 2

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

Session 3 

Mini-Lecture: A Brief History of Chinese Calligraphy II
Workshop: Experience the Clerical Script I

Session 4 

Mini-Lecture: Rules of Chinese Calligraphy
Workshop: Experience the Clerical Script II

Example of the clerical script: Cao Quan Monument, circa 185AD

Session 5 

Mini-Lecture: Appreciate Chinese Calligraphy
Workshop: Experience the Cursive Script I

Session 6 

Mini-Lecture: Calligraphy in Watercolor Painting
Workshop: Experience the Cursive Script II

Example of the cursive script: Sun Guoting, circa 687AD

Session 7 

Mini-lecture: Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy and its Development
Workshop: Experience the Regular Script I

Session 8 

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

Session 9 

Mini-Lecture: The Greatest Chinese Calligrapher in History
Workshop: Experience the Semi-cursive Script I

Session 10 

Mini-Lecture: Contemporary Chinese Artist and Calligraphy
Workshop: Experience the Semi-cursive Script II

Example of the regular script: Wang Xizhi, 353AD