Chinese Calligraphy Workshop | University of Oxford

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

Speaker
Dr Janette Chow
Event date
Event time
11:00
Venue
Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building
Canterbury Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6LU
Venue details

Wordsworth Tea Room

Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Dating back to 4,000 BCE, Chinese calligraphy is one of the oldest art forms. Among the earliest extant examples are inscriptions on oracle bones and bronze vessels used for divination rituals during the Shang Dynasty. Modern calligraphy emerged during the Han Dynasty (3rd century BCE), when the use of brush, ink, paper and inkstone became widespread. Guiding guests through the basic rules of Chinese calligraphy, this workshop will offer adults and children an opportunity to try their hand at one of the most revered art forms in Asia.

Dr Janette Chow is The Winkler Career Development Fellow in Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College.