If there was one art form that best exemplifies traditional China, particularly the golden ages of the Tang and Song dynasties, it would be calligraphy.
Although calligraphy is now thought of as an art form, traditionally it was much more – a way to cultivate personal character. It was considered essential for any cultured person to be skilled in calligraphy (as well as the related skill, painting).
Traditionally, when beginning calligraphy, students would copy their teacher until they could replicate their calligraphy, writing the same character thousands of times until it was perfect.
Fortunately, our private calligraphy workshops are slightly faster paced, and you won’t be expected to practice each stroke a thousand times before moving to the next step! And while you might not become a master calligrapher during our class, you’ll definitely have a better understanding of the skill and delicate techniques used in creating the stunning cultural treasures you see adorning so many walls around China.
Traditional Chinese Calligraphy Workshop
Location: Cultural Keys Chinese Culture Centre – Songzhuang, Tongzhou
Available Class Times: Workshops can be arranged Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm
Duration: 3 hours
Places: Up to 10 people (please contact us if more than 10 people)
Price: Starting from 1188RMB (approx. 170USD) for 1-5 people + 88RMB (approx. 13USD) per additional person up to 10 people
Payment: Prepayment via PayPal (no Paypal account needed), WeChat, Alipay or bank transfer. Fapiao available on request.
Our custom private workshops are held at our culture centre in Xiaopu Village and limited to 10 people, to ensure each attendee gets full attention from the teacher. The price includes a 2-hour private workshop, an English presentation on the language, history and culture of Chinese calligraphy, snacks and Chinese tea. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to take your creations home with you.
As well as the above, we are also happy to take photos of you during your workshop, which can be sent to you to share with friends and family. If you don’t want photos or video taken, please let us know.
In addition to the workshop, we are able to offer the following options:
Downtown pickup & drop off:
+700RMB (approx. 100USD) per group
A delicious lunch or dinner at a nearby Chinese dumpling restaurant:
+50RMB (approx. 8USD) per person
These optional extras are subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.
In addition to private workshops at our culture centre, we are also happy to arrange private workshops at your office, school, hotel or event for groups large and small.
To arrange a private workshop for yourself, your group, staff, members or students or to book a workshop at a location of your choice, please contact us to let us know which date you would like to book. Please note that custom classes must be booked at least 72 hours in advance.
Alternatively, feel free to add us directly on WeChat. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!
We look forward to seeing you soon!