Chinese calligraphy is the visual essence of Chinese culture. In this beginner's class you will experience how calligraphy was taught and practiced over centuries in China. Oriented to mastering the basic calligraphy skills you will learn about the origins of Chinese characters and their importance in the art of Chinese calligraphy. The course will also focus on the basic strokes and forms of Chinese characters. The emphasis will be on the techniques, methods and the practice of brush writing, in particular the movement of the brush. By the end of the course you will be able to produce beautiful brush writing.