- Those interested in learning Chinese Calligraphy
- Those looking for a new hobby
- Those looking for a new way to meditate
- Those looking to explore their artistic side
About the Class
In this class, we will be learning the basics of Chinese Calligraphy, as well as starting out writing. Before beginning the class, I will stress again the importance of concentration needed when writing Chinese Calligraphy.
As we begin, I will teach everyone 3 basic steps: lifting and pressing the brush vertically, understanding the sequence of strokes in Chinese characters, and writing the 8 basic strokes. Once we have familiarized ourselves with these procedures, I will teach everyone how to write in a certain font and the basic characters through showing some examples.
We will write some common characters, numbers, and your own name to practice. I will then teach how to transcribe on Fu. We will write 3 set quotes, and 1 of your own choice.
Throughout the class, I will be sharing my personal experience in Chinese Calligraphy, explaining the rhythm, movement, and flow with each character, and answering common questions students have. Step by step guidance will also be offered.
Hi, I am Mabel, and I enjoy writing Chinese Calligraphy.
“Calligraphy is a way for me to relax my hyperactive mind and keep calm in a noisy world, a way for me to express my current state of mind.”
A Bit About Myself
Although I had a pretty westernized education from studying at international schools, my family is very anchored in Chinese values. I started Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Painting when I was about 6 years old.
Eventually, I found myself gravitating towards Chinese Calligraphy more, even entering competitions and doing well in them.
How My Passion Came About
Honestly, I think I’ve always been fascinated by oriental artwork. But as I grew older, I realized that calligraphy isn’t simply a beautiful art form, but also a means of meditation.
Calligraphy requires immense concentration — each stroke has to be extremely precise, and the spacing between the characters must be uniform and measured.
Having struggled with anxiety, I find writing Chinese calligraphy incredibly helpful in calming myself amidst such a noisy, chaotic world. It keeps me grounded, allowing me to have a peace of mind.
A Lifelong Process
While learning the basics of calligraphy isn’t difficult — and should be accomplished in a couple of lessons — calligraphy itself is a lifelong learning process. Thus, even though I have been practicing for more than a decade now, I still find myself learning new things and improving over time.
Furthermore, there are so many different styles and fonts within Chinese Calligraphy. I myself specialize in Regular (楷), Clerical (隸) and Running (行) fonts, but there are plenty more out there for me — and you — to learn.
Sharing My Experiences With Everyone
I have always thought of calligraphy as an individual activity. As a kid, I practiced calligraphy alone; yet as I improved over time, I started gaining more confidence in my abilities.
Now, I realize that with my years of experience and passion, I can share what I know with everyone else. Not only do I hope to pass on the technical knowledge inherent in Chinese Calligraphy, but to also share the rhythm, movement, and flow within each character.
Simply put: Chinese calligraphy is more than simply applying brush strokes on paper. It is an experience within itself.
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