Calligraphy and Ink Painting is part of the "handicrafts" mini-series of volumes in the short-term Chinese teaching resources series, Welcome to China. Its contents include descriptions of the writing instruments used in Chinese calligraphy, Chinese characters and writing styles, as well as an introduction to Chinese ink painting. The book organically combines art and culture, while at the same time providing a wealth of activities for learners to practice, with the aim of helping them to both further their knowledge about these ancient art forms, as well as gaining a basic grasp of the skills involved.
Welcome to China Series is a set of instructional materials developed by Hanban/Confucius Institute for the "Chinese Bridge High School Summer Camp" programs. The series is further divided into different subject area - such as Chinese Language, Art & Crafts, and Chinese Geography. The books are designed to from the audience's perspective, based on what they need to learn about. It is not only suitable for the high school students traveling to China for the Summer Camp but also can be used as the supplementary materials for the overseas Chinese language teaching.