Calligraphy China Study Tour !
Calligraphy is a practical technique for writing Chinese characters, as well as a unique expression of Oriental art and a branch of learning and discipline. Learn and train in Chinese calligraphy and brush painting in some of the top institutes for fine arts in China while exploring major historical attractions like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City and experiencing local lifestyles in China's capital city, Beijing. Also visit the Terracotta Warriors exhibit in Xian, tour the dynamic city of Shanghai, and explore Suzhou, China's "Oriental Venice," as well as nearby water towns. Our Calligraphy Immersion Trip is an ideal travel program for calligraphy enthusiasts, individuals and groups.
Destinations: Beijing-Xian-Shanghai & Suzhou
Trip Length: 14 Days
Trip Price: USD$1680
Experience Required: None
Program Code: STCIT09
Learn Chinese Calligraphy
Learn Chinese Brush Painting
Learn about other cultural topics (Calligraphy, Tai Chi and Cooking etc)
See China's famous historical attractions
Visit the Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Visit dynamic Shanghai & splendid Suzhou
Enjoy local activities in each location
Enjoy plenty of free time for rest and shopping
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Week 1: Study workshops & Beijing Sightseeing
Spend your mornings in class studying the inks & outs of Calligraphy & Brush Painting. Classes focus on the techniques of using Chinese ink and brush to do Chinese writing for both practical and artistic purposes. Students will learn the strokes, method, and oriental perspective of calligraphy while improving their own calligraphy and learning special techniques. After class enjoy afternoon sightseeing of famous historical attractions such as: the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour. Evenings are arranged to be just as exciting! Try local specialty foods such as Hot Pot and the ever-popular Peking Roasted Duck. Go out for a drink or enjoy a pleasant tea break. Available performances for viewing include Peking Opera Shows and Acrobatics shows. All this and more will make for a complete experience of Beijing life. Here at SCIC Beijing we also realize that each participant's desired amount of free time may be different, so while we do offer a structured travel plan customized to fit your needs, we also allow you to plan much of your own itinerary.
Week 2: Trip to Terracotta Warriors, Shanghai & Suzhou
Get ready for a fun-filled adventure! Pack your bags and board the train to Xian, one of China's most historical cities! This ancient capital city located in Shaanxi Province is the hometown of the famous Terracotta Warriors among other world renowned sights and attractions. Next, head to Shanghai! Known as the "Oriental Pearl," this modern metropolis lies on the estuary of the Yangtze River and is impressive for its amount of historical sites as well as unique modern architecture. Stroll along the historical Bund while staring up at some of the tallest buildings in the world, including the Oriental Pearl TV tower. After Shanghai, break away to the nearby city of Suzhou, our last destination before returning to Beijing. Reputed as the "Oriental Venice" due to its abundant ponds and streams and water towns, Suzhou is sure to touch your heart. Enjoy exquisite Chinese cuisines in each of your destinations and experience all the entertainment and nightlife that China has to offer. Free time is included at every stop along the way to make sure you have some time to plan your own itinerary.
Imagine yourself taking in the lush scenery of the winding Great wall, strolling along paths once walked by the Emperors of China in the Forbidden City, bicycling through the narrow alleys of traditional Chinese neighborhoods, seeing in person every dimension of the Terracotta Warriors, boating through the pathways of an ancient water town, breathing in all of China's local life and tasting all the delicious treats and cuisines along the way, all while deepening your knowledge of traditional Chinese calligraphy. Let SCIC help you do all this and more!!