Chinese Calligraphy Course
The Chinese language has its own unique writing system made up of characters or 汉字. They were created about five thousand years ago. There are over 60 000 unique characters but only about 4,000 – 5,000 are used in everyday life. The Chinese writing system is used in China and other Chinese speaking regions such as Singapore. The characters not only serve a practical purpose as the writing system for the Chinese language, but writing them has also become an independent branch of art.
From 9 August 2016, there will be two calligraphy courses running concurrently. The Thursday class will continue in it's current format with Dr Yan Zhou teaching, and a new calligraphy class will begin on Tuesdays at 1pm with Ruoyi (Emma) Pu teaching. She will be teaching the clerical script: an archaic style of Chinese calligraphy which evolved between the Warring States period and the Qin dynasty. Due to its high legibility to modern readers, it is still used for artistic flavor in a variety of functional applications such as headlines and signboards.
Ruoyi PU's class:
Time: 1.00 - 2.00 pm every Tuesday beginning 9 August 2016
Dr Yan ZHOU's class:
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm every Thursday beginning 8 January 2015
Both courses will be held in Room 401 of the Logie Building.
The course is free to everyone, but advance registration is required. New students can join at any time.
Please contact Rosa-Jane Whitcombe at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 369 4399 for enrolment.