The brush is the traditional writing implement in Chinese calligraphy. The body of the brush can be made from either bamboo, or rarer materials such as red sandalwood, glass, ivory, silver, and gold. The head of the brush can be made from the hair (or feathers) of a wide variety of animals, including the weasel, rabbit, deer, chicken, duck, goat, pig, tiger, wolf, etc???Calligraphy brushes are widely considered as an extension of the calligrapher’s arm.
Today, calligraphy may also be done using a pen, but pen calligraphy does not enjoy the same prestige as traditional brush calligraphy.
Paperweights are used to hold down paper. A paperweight is often placed at the top of all but the largest pages to prevent slipping; for smaller pieces the left hand is also placed at the bottom of the page for support. Paperweights come in several types: some are oblong wooden blocks carved with calligraphic or pictorial designs; others are essentially small sculptures of people or animals.
Chen Shiyu is the only Master in Huilong Temple teaching Wudang Calligraphy. Including ancient taoist words and phrases. Master Chen Shiyu is teaching personally every calligraphy class and gives every student thefull attention that is required to understandthis traditional art.
Calligraphy has alot of similarities and the sensibility of Tai Chi. Learning Tai Chi is highly recommend when attending calligraphy classes at Master Chen Shiyu’s school.