A hands-on workshop on the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy will be held at Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology on Saturday, Feb. 15.
“Exploring Chinese Calligraphy,” led by Mona Wu, will run from 1-3 p.m. in the museum classroom. A native of China, Wu teaches Chinese painting and calligraphy at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art and studied Chinese painting and calligraphy in Hong Kong before coming to the United States in 1971.
After presenting a general history of Chinese characters, Wu will demonstrate how they are formed. Using authentic brushes and ink from China, participants will then have the opportunity to create their own calligraphy characters.
Registration is $3 per family and is open to adults and children seven years and older. The workshop is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Foundation and is part of the museum’s programming for Wake Forest’s Year of the Arts.
To reserve a space, call the museum at 759-5282 by Thursday, Feb. 13. The museum is located behind the track stadium.
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