Live Online Chinese Calligraphy Workshop – Good Fortune Character

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop with Rayna Lo - learn how to write the character for good fortune

Details

DATE:
Sunday, December 6, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm EST

PRICE:
$30 USD (30 seats maximum)

Registration ends day before event.

This workshop is a collaboration between TAP-Boston and Rayna Lo. TAP-Boston is a springboard for driven and passionate individuals interested in Taiwanese heritage to develop as leaders and to serve Greater Boston. TAP provides a supportive environment where members can reflect, grow, and build meaningful relationships. Rayna is more than excited to work with TAP on this collaborative workshop that will get your creative juices flowing just in time for the holidays!

In celebration of this collaboration, 10% will be taken off when the calligraphy workshop and calligraphy kit are purchased together!

About This Event

Learn the fundamentals of Chinese calligraphy and discover your calligraphy style! In this live online, step-by-step workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to write a traditional Chinese character
  • Learn simple illustrative visual cues to enforce character and meaning association
  • Learn etymology and culture
  • Learn traditional tools and techniques
  • Make greeting cards to mail out for the holidays
  • Go behind the scenes with artist Rayna Lo on her art process

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get supplies?
Supply kits, which include:
  • Black sumi ink (2oz)
  • Hanshi rice paper pack (100 sheets)
  • Calligraphy Brush 9/32” x 11/16” (CA2 model from Yasutomo)
  • Blank card and envelope sets for DIY card making
are available in my shop here. This custom kit is made available to you at a lower price compared to retail, as I strongly believe art should be accessible to all. No need to purchase supplies if you already have them. No need to have a specific brand of supplies, either.

Supplies will be shipped to you prior to start of workshop and will last you beyond the workshop. If you need paper copies of calligraphy guides but not the kit, send me an email and I can mail paper copies to you at no charge.

Supplies will be shipped to you prior to start of workshop and will last you beyond the workshop. They can be used again for future workshops as well! Calligraphy guides in pdf format will be emailed to you, along with Zoom login details. If you need paper copies of calligraphy guides but not the kit, contact me below or send me an email at Rayna@raynalo.com and I can mail paper copies to you at no charge.

Please be sure to order the supply kits prior to start of the workshop. For US domestic shipments, kits are shipped Priority Mail via USPS. However, please order the supplies at least a week prior to start in the event of shipping delays, weekends, and holidays.
Do I need to have any art skills?
Absolutely not. No experience necessary. Just an open mind to learn!
What will set up look like?
Stable Internet connection is required. If joining via mobile, the Zoom app will need to be downloaded. Please sign into Zoom prior to class to make sure all plug-ins are downloaded. You will also need the following:
  • Cup/jar of water for brush dipping
  • Small saucer for the ink
  • Paper towels
  • Newspaper/scrap paper to prevent ink from bleeding onto your table surface (washes off with water)
Here is an example of what my set up looks like: Chinese Calligraphy Workshop with Rayna Lo - learn how to write the character for dragon *Color will not be used for the traditional Chinese calligraphy workshop
*That is a rhinoceros beetle encased in resin and is a paper weight
Can I request characters to write?
Absolutely! Please send me an email at Rayna@raynalo.com and I’ll see what we can do!
Where else can I purchase supplies?
If you’d like to purchase from other sources, please check out:

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In case there are any allergies, what are the supplies made of?
Product information based on information provided by Yasutomo (American KUSA Corporation).
  • Sumi Ink

    • Water-resistant sumi ink is permanent and made from high quality vegetable soot. Ink contains a small amount of shellac, which allows for unique glazing capabilities. Ink can easily wash off surfaces with water. Empty container is recyclable. Made in Japan.
  • Hanshi Rice Paper

    • Rice paper is made with very long fibers from the mulberry tree making them very strong, yet lightweight and durable. Size is 9 1/2” x 13” and is recyclable. Made in Japan.
  • Calligraphy Brush

    • Set in bamboo, the brush is made with a combination of horse, badger, and sheep hair. Other branded brushes can be made of wolf hair.
How do I care for the brush?
After each use, gently run brush under warm water and lay out flat to dry or hang dry before storing. Brush also comes with a loop for hanging.

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