Traditional Chinese Brushstroke II

Based on skills learned in Traditional Chinese Brushstroke I, students continue their exploration of the history, origin and construction of the Chinese characters. Students delve further into the five calligraphy-writing styles as a method to enhance their Chinese writing skills. To gain a better understanding of the aesthetic standard, oriental philosophy and oriental painting, students examine ways Chinese poetic artistry, i.e. poetry, calligraphy and painting, are interrelated in the Asian traditions. We look at modern Chinese and Japanese brush art work and the interaction between the West and the East. Workshops begin with a light qigong standing meditation every week. Materials fee. Crosslisted as ART281.
Course Number: ART582
Units: 3.0