Search results - Japanese Calligraphy
|Dates||Tue 16 Apr to Tue 21 May 2013|
Time of meeting: 7.00-9.00pm
Number of meetings: 6
|Subject area(s)||Japanese |
|Application status||In progress - closed to new applications|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com.|
OverviewAn introduction to the key concepts in Japanese calligraphy and a workshop for students to experience producing calligraphic pieces. Each week, the brushwork and the meaning of a Japanese word are explained. No knowledge of the Japanese language required.
DescriptionThis is a workshop-based Japanese calligraphy course in which students will have a chance to produce calligraphic works each week after a short introduction to basic concepts of calligraphy and brushwork by the instructor. Participants will have opportunities to view an instructor's demonstration before the workshop, as well as to see many examples of calligraphic works with different styles to inspire their own production. Although the introduction of calligraphic work will familiarise students with characters and words of Japanese, this course requires no knowledge of the Japanese language.
Programme detailsWeek 1: Introduction to Japanese calligraphy
Week 2: Learning basic brushwork
Week 3: Brushwork combinations
Week 4: Learning different calligraphic styles (1)
Week 5: Learning different calligraphic styles (2)
Week 6: Producing and presenting a final piece
Stanley-Baker, J, Japanese Art, Thames & Hudson, 1984. (Available at the Continuing Education Library)
Mrs Yuriko Brain
Ms Naoko Hosokawa
Course aimsCourse Aim:
This course is designed to provide an introductory understanding of the history, concepts and styles of Japanese calligraphy as well as to offer the opportunity for participants to experience Japanese calligraphic production.
1 - To impart an understanding of the historical and cultural context of Japanese calligraphy and the various styles it has taken.
2 - To provide a grounding in the preparation of calligraphic equipment and the brushwork involved in calligraphic production.
3 - To offer an opportunity for the participants to produce their own calligraphic pieces through the workshop sessions.
Assessment methodsThe students will be assessed through their production and presentation of pieces during the workshop .
Teaching methodsA session starts with a short presentation on the main concepts and brushwork. The instructor will then demonstrate the production of a calligraphic work and the participants will have the opportunity to create a piece and present their production to the rest of the group The learning therefore involves both conceptual understanding of the calligraphic art as well as practical training in calligraphic writing.
Teaching outcomesBy the end of the course:
1 - The students will be able to understand the basic history and different styles of Japanese calligraphy.
2 - The students will learn basic brushwork and stroke orders for some Japanese calligraphic writings.
3 - The students will be able to produce a calligraphic piece in an original way.
- Programme Fee
- EU Fee: £100.00
- Non-EU Fee: £100.00
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