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Community and Professional Education (CAPE)5500 N. St. Louis Ave CBM 125 Chicago, IL 60625
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Asian Calligraphy: Learning Asian Philosophy through Calligraphy
Create, express yourself and learn new skills in calligraphy arts. In the 4-week class with Toshikazu Foley, participants will learn Asian Philosophy/Spirituality starting with Taoism and Traditional Medicine, moving through Confucianism, Buddhism and martial arts and ending with foods and holidays. Using brushes and ink, you will also be learning the art of calligraphy in an Asian style as you learn a selection of words that illustrate ancient ideologies of Asian societies. As you work, you will be gaining knowledge of another culture and way of thinking as well as increasing your world history knowledge. Increase you cultural and artistic knowledge as you learn a new language. Join us to learn a new skill, rejuvenate your creativity or just for fun.
4-week, 1.5 hour session per week. Includes all materials and instruction.
Northeastern Illinois University
Fine Arts Building
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
Toshikazu Foley teaches Chinese and Chinese Culture at Northeastern Illinois University. Born and raised in Taiwan, he came to the United States to study classical Greek and Christian theology. He is a professional translator, dealing primarily with Greek, Chinese, Japanese and English texts and video footage. In addition to calligraphy, he enjoys creating homemade dishes, cycling and collecting antiques.