Where to Buy. Calligraphy Tools. Painting Tools. Located near the intersection of and We usually meet in the conference room on the first floor, or sometimes on the second floor.
Material of chinese calligraphy
The material of chinese calligraphy is The Four Treasures of Study. It is the brush, the paper, the ink and the ink stone. The Chinese calligraphy uses a huge variety of brushes. Contrary to what some may think, the choice depends not on a style of calligraphy that we want to practice, but on the frame of mind of the calligrapher: taste, strength, flexibility or stiffness in the wrist and arm, and so on. Here are the three most commonly used models already presented in the Material of the Chinese painting :.
Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy supplies, Paper, Ink and brushes
The art supplies used in Chinese painting are fundamental to the style and are known as the Four Treasures: brush, paper, ink, and ink stone. You can start exploring Chinese painting with watercolor brushes and paints if you already have these, but it's worth also exploring the different Chinese painting brushes available and the results painting with ink gives. Traditionally the ink used for Chinese painting was in the form of a dried, rectangular stick of ink. To use it, you add some water to an ink stone, then rub or grind the ink stick against the stone to "dissolve" some of it, producing the ink.
I am based in Toronto, Canada where Chinese calligraphy and painting supplies are available but not the best nor the cheapest. The antique chest has been with my family for a long time, and we brought it with us when we moved from Hong Kong decades ago. I did buy some brushes here in Toronto, but they are almost double the price. I love seals, and I had them custom carved in China as well as here in Toronto.