Ngan Siu-Mui Art School ― Chinese Calligraphy Online Lessons

Chinese Calligraphy Online Lessons
Private or Group Lessons

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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 Online Lessons are open to art lovers all over the world 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

  • The soft hair Chinese brush
    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 and the energy of the stroke are all extremely important and, like dancing, cannot be learn in books or videos.
  • Chinese characters composition
    Chinese characters are composed of strokes which must be drawn in a balanced sequence to form a comfortable composition.
  • Art of composition in an artwork of Chinese calligraphy
    The placement and arrangement of visual elements such as strokes, characters and spaces are very importatnt in a piece of Chinese calligraphy. The harmony, energy and personality of the composition is what makes a masterpiece.

seal-fungcheung Studying the five scripts in Chinese Calligraphy

There are five scripts of Chinese calligraphy: Seal, Clerical, Regular, Running and Cursive.
In order to master the techniques needed in Running and Cursive scripts, the practice of 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 will discover the development, technique and style relationship of the five scripts of calligraphy through different ancient calligraphers.

Seal Script

  • Seal script is a very important base for beginner and advanced level group to understand Hidden, Central and Return strokes in the brush movement. Centrol of the brush movements will allow us to manipulate the brush properly to acheive energetic "Bones" strokes.
  • Seal Script is a very ancient Chinese writing style. It has a kind of mysterious simplicity and is close to the most ancient pictograms.

Seal Script

Clerical Script

  • Clerical Script is recognized by its majestic form. The familiar "wild goose end" of a rightward stroke belongs to this style.
  • Angular strokes are used extensively for this script.

Clerical Script

Regular Script

  • The creation of Regular script includes many dots, beaks, hooks and ticks. These strokes are based on Seal, Clerical and Cursive scripts.
  • Regular script is the easiest calligraphy script to read. Consequently, it is used on a daily basis. The characters are even and uniform.

Regular Script

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

Cursive Script

  • Strokes are more simplified and linked. In consequence the characters are not easy to recognize.
  • This style reaches a wild, frantic and liberal manner, thereby encroaching upon the stratum of pure art.

Cursive Script

seal-fungcheung Group online lessons on Chinese Calligraphy, 2021 February to May

  • Date and time
    • Mornings: Saturdays or Sunday from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
  • Duration: two hours.
  • Teacher: Ngan Siu-Mui.
  • Subject: selected by the teacher.
  • Each online lesson consists of two parts:
    • 1) Art techniques demonstration and explanation by the teacher.
    • 2) Demonstration by each participant commented by the teacher.
  • Before the lesson
    Art samples will be sent to the student to be printed out so that it can be use during the lesson.
  • After the lesson follow-up
    • 1) Video related to the lesson will be sent to the student.
    • 2) Advices from the teacher for your practice homework via email.
  • Fee: 40$ cad each lessson: e-transfer or Paypal only.
  • Please feel free to contact Ngan Siu-Mui.

February 21 ― Sunday Group ― 10:00 to 12:00

  • Seal Script and Running Script

March ― Saturday or Sunday Group ― 10:00 to 12:00

  • Clerical Script and Running Script

April ― Saturday or Sunday Group ― 10:00 to 12:00

  • Regular Script and Running Script

May ― Saturday or Sunday Group ― 10:00 to 12:00

  • Regular Script and Running Script

seal-fungcheung Private online lessons on Chinese Calligraphy

  • Date and time: according to the student's and the teacher's schedule.
  • Duration: one hour.
  • Teacher: Ngan Siu-Mui.
  • Subject: according to your level as advised by the teacher.
  • One online lesson consists of two parts:
    • 1) Art techniques demonstration and explanation by the teacher.
    • 2) Your demonstration guided by the teacher.
  • Before the lesson
    An art sample is sent by email to the student who has to print it out so that it can be use during the lesson.
  • After the lesson follow-up
    • 1) A video clip related to the lesson is sent to the student.
    • 2) Advices from the teacher for practicing (homework) via email.
  • Fees: 60$ cad per lesson (e-transfer or Paypal).
  • Please feel free to contact Ngan Siu-Mui.

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Artist Ngan Siu-Mui is located in Montreal, Quebec Canada.
Time zone is UTC -04:00.