Chinese Culture Courses
Chinese Ink & Water Painting
This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and basic skills of Chinese ink and water painting. Students will learn how to paint conventional objects such as plants, flowers, animals and other typical themes in Chinese painting. With an introduction to famous Chinese painters and their works, students will obtain an overview of traditional painting styles and basic Chinese painting skills through painting exercises on various subjects, and learn to appreciate traditional Chinese artworks.
This course teaches the history and basic techniques of Chinese calligraphy with an introduction to the artworks of the well-known masters. Students will learn basic skills of Chinese brush work and the theory of Chinese calligraphy in order to create their own calligraphy pieces. They will also learn how to appreciate the master works of this unique Chinese art form and cultivate their own style of writing Chinese characters.
Chinese Paper Cutting
Paper cutting is the art of creating patterns or pictures by cutting paper in various ways. Although the art has evolved all over the world in different cultures, it is believed to be originated in China after the invention of paper in the second century BC. This course introduces the history and basic techniques of Chinese paper cutting and helps students appreciate this special Chinese arts form through creating their own paper cutting works.
Tai-chi Fitness Class
This course aims to strengthen the learners' body and mind from within through traditional Chinese fitness exercises. Traditionally a form of Chinese martial art, Tai-chi boxing has been developed into a popular form of health and fitness exercise. Tai-chi provides mental relaxation and physical fitness so essential for our modern stress-filled lives. Employing special postures and methods of breath control, Tai-chi boxing helps to achieve perfect harmony of body and mind. Our Tai-chi classes in different styles will be offered on both weekdays and weekends to suit different needs and schedules of the learners.