Zen Calligraphy for teens

Course summary

Join this workshop (for ages 12 +) to learn the art of Zen calligraphy, and create your art of beautiful writing!

Zen art is known for its elegant simplicity, embodied in the many paintings and calligraphies that consist of black ink on white paper or silk.

In this workshop, you will learn how to use the calligraphy brush and ink to write the Chinese character on calligraphy paper.  Ink calligraphy is very relaxing and calm, the perfect way to give your teens a break away from their busy lives!

All materials are provided during the class.

What you will learn

  • basic calligraphy
  • structure of Chinese character
  • understanding the art of Zen calligraphy

What you will get

  • your completed calligraphy

About the tutor

Kim Hoa Tram, Chinese-Vietnamese, is a Zen artist living in Yarraville.  As a Zen artist, ink painting is his style as well as Chinese calligraphy. In the past he has travelled and held his solo exhibition in many countries.
His works have been collected by the NGA (National Gallery of Australia), NGV, Queensland Art Gallery, and many private collectors.  In 2008, he was chosen by NGV to hold the exhibition called “Moon in Reflection”.

Course cost

COST: $35.00

Class availability: 7 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 10 December
1.00pm – 2.30pm (1 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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In person

Come to YCC at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville during office hours to enquire or enrol and pay in person.