The Way of the Brush: An introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Calligraphy, or the art of writing, was the visual art form prized above all others in traditional China. More than just denoting specific meanings through a character, its very form should reveal itself to be a moral exemplar, as well as a manifestation of the energy of the human body and the vitality of nature itself.
In collaboration with the Confucius Institute NTU, LATENT SPACES is proud to have Mr Chew Ho Son introduce the basic elements of Chinese calligraphy - the 5 Styles of Chinese writing, 8 Basic Brushstrokes, 4 Treasures of Study, and the history of the formation of Chinese characters. Participants will also be guided in a simple hands-on practice of basic brushstrokes and write words/greeting phrases such as:
福 (blessing), 寿 (long life), 乐 (happiness), 致逺 (reach further), 永恒之爱 (everlasting love), 马年大吉 (Wish you luck in the year of Horse), 富贵吉祥 (Wishing new prosperity) amongst others.
This course is suited for the calligraphy and brush drawing amateur. All materials will be provided.
Mr Chew Ho Son is the current Chinese calligraphy instructor under the Cultural & Health Cultivation Programmes and Chinese Language and Cultural Programme for international students at Confucius Institute, NTU. He specialises in the kaishu style (e.g. Liu Gongquan) and running scripts - walking/running styles (e.g. Wang Xizhi, Zhao Mengfu and Dong Qichang) and has taken part in international competitions since 1995.
More information on the Confucius Institute can be found here.
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM SGT
- LATENT SPACES @ Haw Par Villa
The Way of the Brush with Mr Chew Ho Son $25.00
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- LATENT SPACES @ Haw Par Villa Singapore
5 mins walk from Haw Par Villa MRT, Circle Line
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