Qi Chinese Calligraphy and Painting — Saturday Afternoon Workshop.
Chinese calligraphy is a type of pleasing writing, as well as a kind of sport, embodying the artistic expression of human language in a tangible form. Language and characters are not obstacles to learning Chinese calligraphy. It is the core content of this course to realise the wisdom, concentration and stability conveyed in the lines and structures of Chinese calligraphy.
Calligraphy is also the foundation of Chinese painting. It is used to establish the habit of using Chinese traditional brushes. Painting Chinese colours touches the inner feelings of everyone. It uses elegant and fresh Chinese colours to express the self. All the good things are the core content of this course.
Through this half-day workshop, the student will gain experience of Chinese ink and colours. They can learn some basic styles of Chinese traditional calligraphy and paintings, and will take home with them a finished calligraphy work and a finished painting work on Xuan Paper (Rice Paper).
About the Tutor: Qi Chen is a Chinese traditional portrait artist with interests in Buddhist paintings and Chinese calligraphy. He holds undergraduate degree from the Art Institute of Renmin University of China where he completed a Bachelor of Painting and Calligraphy in 2008. He also went on to complete a Masters In 2012 from the China Academy of Fine Arts and 2017 a Masters degree in the History of Art from the University of Edinburgh. Currently, he is undertaking a PhD degree in the Burren College of Art in the National University of Ireland (Galway). Before attending the University of Edinburgh, he worked as a full-time artist in Hunan Painting Academy and Hunan Province Artists Association. He was the director of the Young Artists Association of Hunan Province and had the great honour of being part of the Great Wall Chinese Painting Distinguished Painters. After also taking on Chinese calligraphy throughout his education, he began teaching it at University level( Hunan University) and short courses teaching in studio as well.
For ,ore information about the teacher, please visit: http://www.chenqi.art
Fee: €30, include materials (High-quality inks, colours, brushes and papers from China).
Course Times & Information
|Start Date||Sat 28th Sep 2019 - 1:30 pm|
|Cut off date||27-09-2019|
|Price per person||€30.00|
|Location||Galway Arts Centre|