Beyond the Brain: Finding flow through calligraphy (workshop)

12th July 2018 (6.30pm)

The ancient art of Chinese calligraphy is world-renowned for its gestural movement and painterly touch. Not only is it a functional way of writing, but it is also considered an art form within Asian culture. For this workshop, skilled tutor and artist Tracey Zhang, will take you step-by-step through the various techniques, styles, and histories of this genre. You will have the opportunity to learn about different types of papers and brushes and their material significances, as well the diverse range of inks, and ways of articulating marks and compositions. Perhaps even pick up on some Chinese characters as well! This course is intended individuals across all skill levels! If you would like to attend, please email



Tracey, current artist in residence here at THECUBE,  is an experimental artist who explores contemporary art through bridging the gap between the West and the East. Comparing her earlier practices of traditional painting  in China and later experiments in oil painting, she is now taking on the challenge of interdisciplinary research between art and science. She focuses on how to maintain and reinforce the power of creativity in art and positivity in psychology through embodied experiences such as seeing, feeling, and doing. This idea derived from ancient Chinese wisdom of integrating the hand, the eye and the heart into the painting process. Her approach will be developed by juxtaposing such ancient Eastern philosophy with the study of Embodied Cognition in Western neuroscience