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Calligraphy – Chinese course timetables

Brief description

Learn the ancient art of Chinese letter formation.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is for anyone who is interested in Chinese culture and calligraphy.

Course description in brief

You will learn to form Chinese characters and some of the culture and origin of the characters.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Basic Chinese Strokes and
    cultural relevance of Chinese characters

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

No previous experience required.

What equipment will I need for the course?

Swarthmore will provide basic equipment although your tutor will discuss with you any additional equipment you may wish to purchase

What materials will I need for the course?

Swarthmore will provide basic materials although your tutor will discuss with you any additional equipment you may wish to purchase

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

Demonstrations and practical activities.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

Although there will be no official homework you may find it beneficial and relaxing to practice at home.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will receive regular informal feedback throughout the course. You will also have an opportunity to record your progress and the tutor to give written feedback on your achievements.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

You can speak to the tutor or our student adviser for advice on progression and other courses available.

How will I say what I think about the course?

You can speak to your tutor, make an appointment with the programme manager or speak to the student adviser about the course. You will also complete an end of course review and feedback.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
557a 2 Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 26 Sep 2019 to 05 Dec 2019 (10 Sessions) Full Rate £131; R Rate £99; A Rate £68
557b 2 Thursday 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 16 Jan 2020 to 26 Mar 2020 (10 Sessions) Full Rate £131; R Rate £99; A Rate £68
557c 2 Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 23 Apr 2020 to 02 Jul 2020 (10 Sessions) Full Rate £131; R Rate £99; A Rate £68

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.