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Chinese Cultural Mini-Series


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Kung Fu

10 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2015 fall semester schedule)
$120 (
Minimum Enrollment Apply; UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Learn the Chinese art of self-defense though strikes, punches, and kicks. Techniques emphasize physical discipline, respect for the body and mental focus.


Tai Chi

12 class periods
$120 (Minimum Enrollment Apply; UK Students free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)
Time: Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Tai Chi is a kind of Chinese Wushu (meaning “martial art”), and is a part of China's rich cultural heritage. A wonderful physical exercise, Tai Chi can cultivate a sense of balance within the human body. It can also improve one's physical coordination and help the body defend against disease to promote a healthy lifestyle. The benefits of practicing Tai Chi are long-lasting.

Course content: 24 Types of Yang-Style Tai Chi
 

Chinese Calligraphy

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2015 fall semester schedule)
$120 (Minimum Enrollment Apply; UK Students & K-12 Chinese Teachers free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)

Time: Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

This is an elementary course in Chinese calligraphy. Students will learn the basics of Chinese calligraphy, including technical skills, artistic styles, historical development, etc.


Course Content:
1. A systemic introduction of Chinese calligraphy, including historical development, basic technical skills, artistic styles, etc.
2. A study of the general rules and techniques of writing Chinese calligraphy and the common instruments used in the process.
 

Chinese Painting

15 class periods (In accordance with UK's 2015 fall semester schedule)
$120 (Minimum Enrollment Apply; UK Students & K-12 Chinese Teachers free; UK Faculty, Staff & Senior Citizens receive 50% off)

Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Bradley Hall basement

Chinese traditional painting, known as Guohua, is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. As opposed to Western styles of art, Chinese traditional painting is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink instead of oil. Students will learn the basic knowledge about Chinese painting history and the basic skills of Chinese painting.

Course Content:
1. A general introduction about Chinese painting knowledge, including: historical development, the main styles and the basic skills of Chinese painting.
2. A study of using Chinese painting tools and the basic freehand brushwork painting.