CRAFTERIA - The Art of Chinese Characters

Crafteria is a combination of the English word “Craft” and Spanish word “tería”, which means a place or hub where something is done.

Crafteria has not only served as a platform for talented instructors to share their passion for the arts but has also functioned as a gathering place for those interested in exploring various art forms. It provides an opportunity for art enthusiasts to connect with like-minded individuals, giving themselves two hours per week for some personal time to unwind, reduce stress, and focus on hands-on crafting, which can have a positive impact on their overall mental well-being.

In this Crafteria project series, we offer unique arts and handmade crafts workshops for youth, from craft coffee, candle making, Pastel Nagomi Art, leather work, bread making to crochet making.

Objectives

  • To build a craft hub to appreciate, respect and explore different forms of handmade craft.
  • To discover a craft idea that cheers up people.
  • To gain a deep understanding of the cultural and historical context of Chinese calligraphy.

When?

Date:
January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024
(Every Thursday)

Time:
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Deadline for Registration:
December 29, 2023 (Friday)

Where?

Location: Across U-hub
(232 Hood Road, Markham)

Who?

Age 16 or above

Capacity: 10

How much?

$60 for 4 lessons

Materials, tools and equipment being used in the workshops will be included.

Please refer to What will the workshop include? section for content of workshop.

What will you learn?

From this Chinese calligraphy workshop, you can learn:

  • exploring various styles and scripts,
  • brush handling,
  • basic strokes,
  • character formation,
  • different calligraphy styles,
  • ink and paper selection,
  • composition principles,
  • historical context,
  • individual character practice,
  • creating personalized artworks.

What will the workshop include?

  • Materials, tools and equipment being used in the workshops will be included.

Who is the instructor?

Patrick Wong

  • Chinese calligraphy lover
  • 7+ years experience in Chinese calligraphy

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English