Calligraphy (six-session workshop)
Step into the beautiful and exciting world of Chinese Brush works. The brush, water and ink dance on the Xu’an paper while the poetic impulse blends with the aesthetic approach, marrying Chinese writing with a new art form. It is also the process of purifying our mind and heart as we meditate in action, to reach a new level of creativity.
What you will learn in this workshop:
Experiencing the mediums—brush, ink, Xu’an paper
Experiencing the fundamental brush works and techniques
Acquiring Chinese writing form as a new art
Familiar with Chinese philosophy as a daily living art
For your convenience, a starting set including Xuan paper, ink, and three Chinese Painting brushes are available to purchase for $45 through Josephine’s Studio. Contact her at Josephine’s Dancing Brush Studio: (610) 566-6874, or e-mail email@example.com.
4 basic brushes: S: Best Detail, M: Orchid Bamboo, Fine soft; L: Large Flow
Xuan paper: non-absorbed (4), absorbed raw (4), double Shuan (4), Sumi paper for practice
Pigments: watercolor tubes or Chinese chip colors (Deep Yellow, Indigo, Red, Dark Red, Burnt Sienna, Vermillion…), Martin’s Bleed-Proof White
Ink stick and ink stone or liquid ink
Palettes or white dishes, water container or jar
Felt, about 3 x 2 inches
If you have watercolor related art supplies, please bring them to the class