GDCV1067
Chinese Calligraphy as Self-Expression

GDCV1067
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1067 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

Self-Expression Chinese calligraphy is a unique form of art that integrates artistic elements in the visual forms of Chinese characters and their literary content. This studio-based course introduces the ways of appreciating this special art form, through practical studies in basic brush techniques and styles of Chinese calligraphy with an emphasis on standard script (kaishu 楷書) and semi-cursive script (xingshu 行書). Meanwhile, the relationship between calligraphy and the notion of self-expression will be examined through observations and analysis of examples of calligraphic works by major calligraphers. Students will be guided to develop their own calligraphic skills and creative strategies of expressing their own personal ideas through making calligraphic works, allowing them to practise calligraphy as self-cultivation and part of a healthy lifestyle.

What do the students say about this course?

劉老師是個非常有經驗的書法老師,他的授課簡單易明。他把每一堂分成兩大部分,前半部分他會讓學生圍在一起,他會向大家講述書法的重點,並會親自示範該書法,讓學生更能明白其中的技巧,這也是我享受這科的原因。劉老師的教學令學生印象深刻,因此兩年後我也能在新年時運用當時學到的書法技巧為我的家寫幾幅暉春。

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Year 2 student from BBA

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.