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.