Cultural Programs

Confucius Institute offers classes incorporating traditional cultural activites, such as Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Painting for art enthusiasts. These classes are open to the general public.

 

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY

A practical introduction to the art of the Chinese writing brush. Students will be introduced to the care and use of writing brushes, inkstones, inkblocks, and the paper - the four treasures of the scholar's studio.Students will learn how to write Chinese characters with a brush, beginning with simple exercises on brushstrokes and graduating to "standard script" (Kaishu) and other styles.

No previous knowledge of Chinese is necessary. The subject would suit students learning Chinese at all levels, and people with an interest in Chinese art and culture.

 

CHINESE PAINTING

A practical introduction to the art of Chinese painting, using a writing brush. Students will be introduced to the care and use of writing brushes and other materials. They will learn the basics of brush techniques for painting, and will gain practice in painting the "impressionistic" (Xieyi) style. A range of important themes will be covered, such as birds, flowers, and landscapes.

No knowledge of Chinese or previous experience in Chinese painting is necessary. The subject would suit students learning about Chinese culture and people with an interest in Chinese art and culture.

 

TERM DATES 2020

Chinese Paining and Calligraphy:   Friday 21 Feburary — 3 April

Please note classes will not run on public holidays but will be caught up later in the Term.

  • The combined Painting and Calligraphy class will start 3 weeks behind language classes.
  • In order to finish 10 weeks of classes before the Easter Holiday, there will be 3 catch-up classes scheduled on Thursday 27 February, 5 and 12 March 6-8pm.

For further information, please contact Ms Linlin Lu at lilu@unimelb.edu.au or call 9035 8204.

 

2020 TERM 1 ENROLMENTS 

  • Term 1 enrolments are open. View the timetable.    
  • Course cost is $409.00 per ten week term (20 hours), and includes GST, textbook and all course materials. A 10% discount is offered to returning Confucius Institute Students, University of Melbourne staff, students and alumni.
  • Please read our Enrolment Guidelines below before making payment.

For further information, please contact Ms Linlin Lu at lilu@unimelb.edu.au or call 9035 8204.

 

ENROLMENT GUIDELINES

  • Enrollments are for a 10 week course of lessons (the Institute cannot accept week-by-week payments).
  • Payments are requested prior to the commencement of the term; or after the trial lesson for new students. If payments are not received prior to the commencement of the term please note your place is not guaranteed.
  • Please note a late fee may apply to all course fees received after the first week of term. Refunds cannot be issued for withdrawals after the commencement of the term.
  • Refunds cannot be issued for missed classes.
  • Mid-term enrolments will be accepted on a case-by-case basis

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

For further information, please contact Ms Linlin Lu (details as above).