École d'art Ngan Siu-Mui

Calligrphie chinoise, École d'art Ngan Siu-Mui, Dorval

seal-fungcheung Cours de calligrphie chinoise

Nowadays, many are rediscovering the beauty of traditional Chinese arts and the benefits attached to practising them,especially Chinese calligraphy which is now known to greatly benefit our mind and our body.

Chinese calligraphy classes are open to beginners as there is no previous training required. New and longtime students share the exciting voyage in the realm of Chinese calligraphy, studying masters of the art under the guidance of the artist Ngan Siu-Mui.

seal-fungcheung Learning Traditional Chinese Calligraphy Techniques

  • Utilisez une brosse les cheveux doux chinois
    Chinese brushes are very different from pencils and pens. So are the techniques that need to be learned in order to achieve interesting results. Controlling the tip of the brush, the ink flow on the paper, the energy of the stroke, are all extremely important and like dancing, cannot be learn in books or videos.
  • Identifier les caractères chinois
    Chinese charecters are composed of strokes, a few or many which are drawn in a natural sequence. A character has an inherent composition which has to be recognized.
  • Composer les caractères chinois en oeuvres d'art
    The placement or arrangement of visual elements as strokes, characters and space is very importatnt in a piece of Chinese calligraphy artwork. The harmony, energy and personality of the composition is what makes a masterpiece.

seal-fungcheung Studying Chinese Calligraphy Scripts

There are five scripts of Chinese calligraphy: Seal, Clerical, Regular, Running and Cursive.
To achieve techniques of Running and Cursive scripts, the Seal and Clerical scripts cannot be ignored.
There are many styles for each script. Also there are many Rubbings and Manuscripts from the ancient calligraphers. Each ancient calligrapher has his own significant style. We'll discover the development, technique and style relationship of 5 scripts of calligraphy through different ancient calligraphers.

There will be 2 kinds of scripts to be learnt in each following workshop. We have chance to compare and understand the different styles of the script.

16 septembre - Seal script to Running script
Seal script is a very important base for beginner and advanced level group to understand Central stroke in brush movement. Centrol stroke will allow us to hold the brush properly to acheive energetic Muscles (Tendons) and Bones strokes.
Seal Script is a very ancient Chinese writing style. It has a kind of mysterious simplicity and is close to the more ancient pictograms that were found.
Bronze Script
21 octobre - Clerical script (also Running script according to individual level)
Clerical Script is recognized by its majestic form; it was the style used by the Chinese Emperors in the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-- A.D.220). The familiar "wild goose end" of a rightward stroke belongs to that style.
Angular strokes were used extensively for this script.
Strokes in Clerical Script
4 novembre - Regular script (also Running script according to individual level)
The creation of regular script includes many dots, beaks, hooks and ticks. These strokes are the base of Running and Cursive script.
Regular script is the easiest calligraphy script to read. Consequently, it is used on a daily basis. The characters are even and uniform; they look neat and natural. Regular script does not have a distinct flair, its beauty lies in its simplicity.
Regular Script
2 décembre - Running script
The simplification of the regular script and the adoption of the linking strokes result in the speedy brush flow of Running script.
Dynamic and elegant movement of the brush strokes are emphasized in this style.
Running Script