The Ancient Art of Chinese Calligraphy with Winnie Tsai

The Ancient Art of Chinese Calligraphy with Winnie Tsai

Learn the beautiful and ancient art of Chinese calligraphy 

Class 1: The History of Chinese Calligraphy and Simple Characters
Understand the tools (brush, ink paper)
Learn to recognize & read simple characters
Practice strokes

Class 2: The Eight Strokes of the Yong
Understand the importance of the YONG
Practice writing the YONG.
Learn to recognize & read more complex characters
Exercises to develop brush control and build fluidity - Straight strokes

Class 3: Writing Phrases
Learn to recognize & read advanced characters
Learn to fold a rice paper sheet to achieve artistic balance
Learn to Write phrases

Class 4: Painting (Writing) Bamboo
How to properly load your brush with ink
Learn to paint bamboo using calligraphic techniques
Signing your work 



Founded in 1974, the Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. Our goal is to present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse Long Island community.


Offices & Gallery
South Shore Mall
1701 Sunrise Highway, N1
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(Next to Dick's Sporting Goods)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am–4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday