Classes in Seoye (Korean calligraphy) and Minhwa (Korean folk painting) at InKo Centre. R. A. Puram.

You can now learn Seoye (Korean calligraphy) and Minhwa (Korean folk painting) at the InKo Centre in R A Puram.

Seoye or Korean calligraphy is not a symmetrical arrangement of conventional shapes but rather, something like the coordinated movements of a skillfully choreographed dance. With simple, basic rules learn to write Hangul – the graphic Korean alphabet and draw flowers like chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms.

Minhwa or Korean folk painting, is an extraordinary, unconventional form of traditional Korean art which encompasses a variety of subjects and methods of expression and displays a strong adherence to symbols and events drawn from everyday life. Minhwa ranges from bird and flower paintings to the tiger and the dragon and the ten longevity symbols. Strong lines, vivid colours, bold, unconventional wit, humour and innate optimism combine to create a philosophy that is uniquely Korean.

The classes are conducted by Park Soon Jin, a Korean artist with over 20 years of experience.

Registration commences on October 3.

Minhwa: Tuesdays & Thursdays / 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Course commences on Thursday, October 6.

Calligraphy: Mondays & Fridays / 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.Course commences on Friday, October 7.

Course duration: 3 months.

Contact – InKo Centre  18, Adyar Club Gate Road,  Chennai- 600 028  Phone:24361224