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Sat, Jun 29



Traditional Calligraphy Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn about the history and ancient techniques of Chinese calligraphy, and have the opportunity to create your own work of art. All materials included.

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Traditional Calligraphy Workshop
Traditional Calligraphy Workshop

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Chicago, 3500 S Morgan St 3rd Fl, Chicago, IL 60609, USA


About the event

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about  the history and techniques of Chinese calligraphy, and to create your  own works of art. Our experienced calligraphy instructor will guide you  through the basics of brush and ink technique, and introduce you to the  different styles of calligraphy. You will also learn about the symbolism and meaning behind Chinese  characters, and how calligraphy has been used throughout history for  communication, art, and self-expression. By the end of the workshop, you  will have a deeper understanding and appreciation for this timeless art  form, and a unique piece of calligraphy to take home with you.

We hope you enjoy this immersive and educational experience, and we  look forward to sharing the beauty and richness of Chinese calligraphy  with you.

Chinese calligraphy is one of the oldest and most respected art forms  in China, with a history that stretches back more than 3,000 years. It  is the art of writing Chinese characters with a brush and ink on paper  or silk, and it has been used throughout Chinese history for a variety  of purposes, including communication, art, and self-expression.

The earliest examples of Chinese calligraphy date back to the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BCE), when characters were written on oracle bones for divination purposes. During the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE),  calligraphy began to be used for other purposes as well, including  literature and art. Calligraphers during this time developed a variety  of styles, including the seal script and the clerical script. In the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE),  calligraphy became more standardized, with the development of the  regular script. This style of calligraphy was used for official  documents and inscriptions, and it was characterized by its even and  balanced strokes. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE),  calligraphy reached its peak as an art form, with the development of the  cursive script and the running script. These styles were more fluid and  expressive than the regular script, and they allowed calligraphers to  express their personalities and emotions more freely. In the Song Dynasty (960-1279 CE),  calligraphy continued to evolve, with the development of the  semi-cursive script and the elegant and refined style known as the  "scholarly style." Calligraphers during this time focused on precision  and subtlety, and they often used calligraphy as a way to express their  philosophical and literary ideas. During the Ming (1368-1644 CE) and Qing (1644-1912 CE) Dynasties, calligraphy continued to be an important art form, with many  famous calligraphers creating works that are still admired today. In  modern times, calligraphy has continued to be an important part of  Chinese culture, with many people practicing it as a hobby or  profession. Today, Chinese calligraphy remains an important cultural tradition in  China and is admired around the world for its beauty and complexity.

The fee is $15, Members $10.


The Heritage Museum of Asian Art's Entrance is on West 35th Street.  Take the elevator to the third floor and turn right to the Museum  Reception Desk.

Accessible and standard toilets are located on the same floor.

A free parking space is available next to the museum, accessed via West 35th Street.

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Phone at 312-842-8884

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