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Spring 2024 Calligraphy Course

CHI 100: The Art and Craft of Chinese Calligraphy 

CHI 100 is an introductory course that teaches the fundamental principles, techniques and aesthetic values of Chinese calligraphy. The object of this course is to introduce to students Chinese culture through a unique perspective: the artistic styles and aesthetic values presented in calligraphic writing of Chinese characters. Emphasis will be placed on the techniques of using the Chinese writing brush, execution of individual strokes, and construction of Chinese characters. In addition to learning basic calligraphic skills, the course will also introduce to students the cultural contexts, historical and aesthetic changes closely related to the developments of Chinese calligraphy.

Below are the final projects done by the students in the Chinese calligraphy course for their final piece exhibition.