Chinese Calligraphy with Xueyi Bai: The turning stroke


WHEN: 6-7.30pm – 4 Jul 2019

COST: $10-15 per session; $30-45 all four


VENUE: Joynton Avenue Creative Centre

107 Presents with support from the City of Sydney are bringing modern master, Xueyi Bai, to Joynton Avenue Creative Centre to teach Chinese Calligraphy.

Calligraphy is traditionally said to be like meditation, quieting the heart and calming the mind by moving its Qi or energy in rhythm with the movement of the brush. You will be introduced to the tools of Chinese calligraphy, including rice paper, soft Chinese brushes, ink sticks and ink stones, to create delicate strokes and harmonious Chinese characters.

Xueyi Bai will teach the basic movements of dots and strokes on rice paper and at the end of the course you will have works of your own to take home and the techniques to make Chinese calligraphy an everyday skill. All levels are welcome. Tea and materials provided.

Spaces are very limited - sign up today!

Basic principles - Thursday 27 June 2019 6pm - 7:30pm
We begin with an introduction to the historical development of Chinese calligraphy, the four tools for writing, and the eight basic strokes.

The turning stroke - Thursday 4 July 2019 6pm - 7:30pm
Following a revision of basic techniques, you will learn the turning stroke and use it to write the character for middle.

The falling strokes - Thursday 11 July 2019 6pm - 7:30pm
Following a revision of the previous weeks, you will learn the left and right falling strokes, which are curved.

Eternity - Thursday 18 July 2019 6pm - 7:30pm
You will learn the final two strokes – rising and hook, and bring together all eight basic strokes into one Chinese character – eternity.

General tickets: $15 per session, $45 for all four
Green Square Local* & Concession tickets: $10 per session, $30 for all four

*Please bring along proof of address to claim your Green Square local discount.