Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. In China calligraphy occupies a distinguished position in the field of traditional art. It is not only a means of communication, but also a means of expressing a person’s inner world in an aesthetic sense. It embodies the basic law of “unity of opposites” reflects man’s spirit, temperament and knowledge.
To practice calligraphy requires the basic tools of ‘four treasures of study’ (writing brush, ink stick,paper, and ink slab) as well as much concentration on guiding the soft writing brush charged with fluid ink, and writing on the paper where the ink will diffuse quickly. Once the brush movement hesitates, a black mark is created, so speed, strength and agility is the essence of fine artwork. When writing, many calligraphers will forget all worries and even themselves, combining all thoughts in the beauty of their art. Thus it can be compared with Qigong, which also can mould and improve a person’s temper and promote well being.
Here at Beijing Mandarin School you can study not only oral Chinese but also Chinese calligraphy classes. We believe that your experience of learning mandarin and living in China can be enriched by learning about Chinese Culture.
Each of our Chinese calligraphy classes is at least 2 hours long. And it just cost you 200 yuan each time.