You will learn the foundations of character development, including strokes, stroke order, and Lin Tie which is a method of modelling specific characters from a tablet of a great calligrapher. You will place the character in a square, typically with grids, which allows you to copy and imitate the character itself. This will give you an understanding of the stroke order. A focus will be on regular script, however, both cursive script and grass script will be considered. Jonathan Root grew up in Chester, Vermont. He learned Chinese calligraphy in China, where he lived for two years and has been studying and practicing ever since. Brush, ink, paper weight and felt mat will be provided but bring your own if you have. Register by Wednesday, February 14.