Chinese calligraphic writing goes back over 5,000 years and is still in use today. Artist-instructor Pauline Tsui tells the story of how Chinese writing evolved from pictographs into various character styles. Chinese Calligraphy is not only an art form that goes hand-in-hand with painting and poetry, its practice is also a mindful approach to improving one’s focus and creativity.
Learn to write Chinese characters and bring home a piece of art to energize your wall space. In Tsui’s drop-in, hands-on Chinese Calligraphy workshop, participants will learn basic strokes and simple character-phrases. Chinese and non-Chinese participants of all ages and levels are welcome. Time: 12:00–4:00 pm. In between Calligraphy practices, Pauline will give mini talks to share stories and demonstrate the Dao of Calligraphy—the art of writing beautiful characters. Read more on event programs …
CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
678 MISSION STREET
SAN FRANCISCO CA, 94105
Hours on Saturday, 12:00pm – 5:30pm
Pauline Tsui has aspired to become an artist since the age of 3. At age 12, she studied Chinese brush painting under Master Cheung Shiu Shek, a lead artist of the Lingnan School and specialist in painting Peonies. When Tsui joined the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco as a volunteer and docent, she rekindled her interest in Asian art and painting. From the early 2010s, she began hosting workshops of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy throughout the Bay Area and occasionally in Southern California.