Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Learn Chinese calligraphy with our calligraphy courses in Sydney!


Chi Lik Cheung
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College
4.8 (270)
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6 hours Class size 1 to 3     label $189
Discover the captivating world of Chinese calligraphy with our engaging workshop in Sydney!
Calligraphy, often compared to abstract painting, combines various artistic elements like form, line, space, ink, and texture. Dating back to ancient times, Chinese calligraphy has a history spanning over 4000 years, originating from the legendary Xia dynasty (2000 BC). In our workshop, you'll not only learn how to write beautifully but also explore the essence of Chinese culture through its written language.
We'll delve into the interconnectedness of nature, humanity, and the cosmos, drawing inspiration from both calligraphy and painting. Additionally, we'll explore the symbiotic relationship between calligraphy and painting, inspired by the creative theories of Paul Klee. We aim to make this ancient art form accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
What this workshop will cover:
  • A brief history of Chinese calligraphy.
  • Foundational understanding of the Chinese writing system, both in theory and practise.
  • Experience Chinese calligraphy as a tactile art form, akin to physical exercise, engaging muscles from fingertip to body, while also providing moments of inner peace and calm, fostering a meditative quality.
  • Gain insight into the richness and beauty of Chinese culture through the exploration of written language.
  • Cultivate essential virtues such as patience, perseverance, discernment, and focus through calligraphy training.
  • Learn the fundamental eight basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy, known as "Eternity."
  • Understand the stroke order and explore the four major structural formats of Hanzi characters.
  • Discover Chinese radicals and master the technique of using the radical index to look up words in a Chinese dictionary.
  • Explore the six scripts of Chinese calligraphy and gain insight into how Chinese characters are constructed.
  • Examine the symbiotic relationship between calligraphy and painting, exploring designs that blend elements of both arts, inspired by the creativity theory of Paul Klee.
Additional information:
  • Closed-in shoes required.
  • Please wear old clothes and/or bring an apron.
  • Long hair must be tied back.
Knowledge required
This course is open to beginners and individuals with previous calligraphy experience or any artist looking to explore a new style of art.
 
What you'll get
Brushes, ink, and Chinese paper are provided.
 
What to bring
If you wish to use your own materials please bring the following:
  • 1 × medium line brush (brown hair)
  • 1 × smaller line brush (brown)
  • Chinese paper (roll or pad)
  • Chinese ink
Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop location
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Chi Lik Cheung

Chi Lik Cheung


Chi Lik Cheung (Franz) is a noteworthy figure in Chinese Art History, specializing in Chinese calligraphy and painting. Franz was a Chinese Art History lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia for many years. In addition to his academic role, Cheung is actively engaged in various artistic endeavours and has a broad range of creative interests.

Cheung's artistic accomplishments have been recognized through various projects and collaborations. He co-authored the 2005 Australian landscape photo album "Tranquil Waters" with Ian Carlson, contributing his calligraphy work to the publication. Additionally, he was featured in the short film "4 Immeasurable," produced by filmmaker Keith Johnson in 2009, further showcasing his artistic talent.
Born in Hong Kong, Cheung now resides in Sydney, where he continues to pursue his artistic endeavours and share his knowledge and passion for Chinese art. He obtained a Master of Studio Art from the Sydney College of Art, a part of the University of Sydney (USYD). This educational background further strengthens his expertise in the field and informs his teaching and artistic practices.




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Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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