This class offers a basic introduction to Chinese calligraphy and Chinese traditional painting, traditional brush and ink in writing and drawing, and the cultural information it conveys. Through hands-on practice, students will study the various techniques of some traditional Chinese painting subjects. At the same time, students would have chance to write the regular script (kǎishū) and learn some basic Chinese characters as well. Instruction will be in English. No prior knowledge of Chinese is necessary. Workshop in collaboration with the Confucius Institute.
Paper Arts Workshops
Learn the fundamentals of bookbinding. This series of classes offers a hands-on approach to bookbinding so participants can continue on their own. We will discuss the anatomy of the book, the importance of paper grain, and the materials and tools fundamental to bookbinding. Students will start with a simple case binding, progress to coptic sewings, and discuss binding single sheets of paper, film, metal, cardstock, or any of these in combination. No previous experience is required. Students will take home at least three finished books.