This one day course is dedicated to the art of sigillographie, also known as the art of seal carving. Although a lesser known form of art, it is still considered a central part of the Art of Writing as a whole. The workshop is taught by Lia WEI, PhD School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London Lecturer, Renmin University of China.
After a short theoretical introduction, the participants are invited to experience themselves the different stages of creating a seal : from the etymological research of a character, its estetic manipulation, its formal transformation from brush stroke to cutting stroke while transferring it onto the stone until the final result on paper. Each participant will return home with two personalized seals, entirely self-elaborated and self-engraved. No prior skills or competences are required to participate.
Lunch is provided.