Thursday, 23 April 2015


‘THE WRITING ON YOU WALL: One of the more popular courses at the Institute concerns perhaps the most identifiable Chinese artistic tradition – calligraphy and brush art. The course, taught by the affable Chi Zhang, sets out the fundamental techniques of Chinese calligraphy which form the basis of much of the country’s illustrative art.

To demonstrate, Zhang deftly inks the forms for “good luck” in four different brush styles, then points to the corresponding strokes in several traditional Chinese landscape paintings, where they make up the form of mountains, rivers and birds.

Zhang says: “The people taking the class are a real mix of ages, background and experience. It’s a great way into learning more about Chinese language and culture in general, and a skill you can continue to develop your whole life.”

ESPC Premier Living, Spring/Summer issue 2015

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