Traditional Chinese Brushstroke I

Brushstroke class focuses on learning how to cultivate the inner Qi, or energy, through the practice of brush calligraphy. The history of Oriental calligraphy and culture is studied. We focus on the process of meditation with a brush. Emphasis is placed on regular, running style and grass style, Caoshu, with some exposure to seal script and brush painting as well. Students learn how Asian paper and brushes are used, and how to place a chop or red seal on Chinese calligraphy and painting. We study how the Asian brush is designed and how it differs from Western brushes. Every student has artwork at the end of this course. Workshops begin with a light qigong standing meditation every week. Materials fee. Cross-listed as ART181.
Course Number: ART581
Units: 3.0
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