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Chinese Calligraphy Workshop in Toronto | March 1st, 2015 at 5pm

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Overview

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DATE: Sunday, March 1st, 2015
TIME: 5pm to 6:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Eugene Woo
FEE: $25 for STQI Members, $30 for Guests
Please click here for the online registration form

Chinese calligraphy written by means of the brush is at least four thousand years old, based on legendary tales and on textual criticism in archaeology. Today, people practice Chinese calligraphy, not only for a beautiful art, but also for an effective way to enjoy healthy life and longevity. Medical reports and research studies in some areas and countries of Asia, such as Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan, have rated practicing Chinese calligraphy as the number one activity for benefiting longevity among other twenty activities or so.

It goes to show that Chinese calligraphy is both an artistic and physical practice. It can elevate one’s body, mind and spirit from internal and external practices. It has been regarded as a good way to strengthen one’s will and lead to a healthy life. Many principles and benefits of practicing Chinese calligraphy are very similar to meditation, Qi Gong and Chinese internal martial arts. While one is practicing Chinese calligraphy, one has to calm the mind, body and breath to focus on writing. The breath is very smooth and the mind is very peaceful and joyful.

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What You Will Learn

In Chinese calligraphy art class, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of the Four Treasures (brush, ink, paper, and ink stone) and major styles of calligraphy: oracle, bronze ware, bamboo slab, and cursive
  • Identify the symbolic meaning of the Chinese characters you write. This gives you basic understanding of how Chinese characters are written.
  • Learn writing techniques through instruction
  • Cultivate concentration with a relaxed mind and body
  • Appreciate the inner relationship between writing and Qi (breathing)

 

There is no need for you to have to recognize Chinese characters or know how to write Chinese characters before you start to learn calligraphy. You just need to be enthusiastic and be willing to hold a brush.

Please click here for the online registration form