Friday, December 16, 2016

Chinese Calligraphy 書法課

The cadets are learning to write Chinese calligraphy in our Mandarin Chinese class this week. 

According to art historian and professor Joan Stanley-Baker, Chinese calligraphy is "sheer life experienced through energy in motion that is registered as traces on silk or paper, with time and rhythm in shifting space its main ingredients.''

We use traditional calligraphy brushes and dark black ink to write Chinese characters on special papers made from bamboo, rice, and paper mulberry. 

The cadets told me that they can't wait to bring their artworks home to show their family members!

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