Calligraphy Workshop

The Calligraphy workshop at the studio is held on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM.

We are so excited to have Master Calligrapher Tang Qingnian teach this workshop! He is one of the featured calligraphers in “Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan,” a magnificent two-part exhibit in the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens.

For more info and to register for the class, send us an email!

The cost of the class is $20.

Master Calligrapher Tang Qingnian
Photo by Jamie Pham. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Master Tang Qingnian studied at the Central Academy of Craft Art (now the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University) in Beijing, graduating in 1984. He later worked as an art critic and as the vice director of the editorial department of the monthly art magazine Meishu. In the mid-1980s, Tang became one of the first supporters of China’s “New Wave” art movement, serving as a member of the organizing committee for the “China/Avant-Garde” exhibition held in Beijing in February 1989. At the time, this exhibition was the largest non-governmental art exhibition held in China since 1949; the exhibition was shut down twice and became international news. Since relocating to the USA in 1991, Tang has been engaged with visual creation in various media, including painting, sand drawing, sculpture, and screen printing. In 2006, he left his position as associate creative director of an advertising agency in Southern California to work as an independent artist. (

Pair of hanging scrolls by Tang Qingnian, Ink on paper, calligraphy written in cursive script.
Currently exhibited at the Huntington.

Major styles of Calligraphy