Session Five: Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Everyone passed the test in Session Four yesterday.  They have demonstrated their ability to achieve a variety of thicknesses with their brushes and compose a simple character using that technique.  Below are samples of their ‘test paper’ :

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Session Five (next week) will be the start of the second half of the course.  I believe that every student should be able to create an artwork worthy of exhibition by the end of term.

We will be fine tuning techniques next week and practice self critique.  We will study the structure of different characters and  work on the sweeping strokes.  We will also do some trouble shooting as each student has a different problem with their work.  We are making progress but some of the fundamentals were forgotten: good posture and the correct way to hold and use the brush.

In class I try not to pick on them too much (they would probably disagree) so as not to overwhelm them but it is too easy to fall into bad habits that will be difficult to unlearn.

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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13 Responses to Session Five: Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

  1. Dalo 2013 says:

    What a wonder it would be to “create an artwork worthy of exhibition by the end of term.” What a teacher you must be :-)

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  2. gaiainaction says:

    Looks like nice work Mary!

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  3. taphian says:

    wonderful works, Mary, hope you are fine, regards Mitza

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  4. Congratulations to you and your students

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