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Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy

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.

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Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy
Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy

Time & Location

May 06, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Chicago, 3500 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA

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About the event

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop at the Heritage Museum of Asian Art is a way to explore Chinese Culture. Chinese calligraphy is an ancient and revered art form practiced for over 3,000 years. It is a unique blend of writing, painting, and poetry deeply rooted in Chinese culture.

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.

Accessibility

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.

Email at info@heritageasianart.org

Phone at 312-842-8884

Tickets

  • Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee

Total

$0.00

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