Welcome to World Calligraphy at Yale!
We are an intercultural group for people who want to learn diverse traditions of calligraphy together: Latin, Chinese, Arabic and anything else members are interested in.
Chinese calligraphy by Xiaoxing Cao from ISPY, others by E-Ching Ng.
MORITURI VOS SALUTANT
"We who are about to die salute you"
The greeting used by Roman gladiators before a show.
临时抱佛脚 [linshi bao fojiao]
"Embracing the Buddha's foot at the last minute"
Praying for a miracle with last-minute exam cramming.
اعقلها و توكل [I'kulha w tawakal]
"Tie it before you ask God"
(i.e. Do your best before relying on God)
A saying of the Prophet, from al-Hadith al-Sharif
Beginners are welcome, equipment is provided during meetings, and there is no fee.
You may also be interested in these other calligraphy groups at Yale.
We have a wide variety of equipment for the Chinese, Latin and Arabic traditions, but not everything attends every meeting. If you have any special requests, please email email@example.com. We have:
Discounts – We buy extra sets of some materials so that we can pass on bulk/shipping discounts to members who want to buy them for home practice.
Old handouts are usually available at our meetings, so just ask. But not all books attend all meetings, so you may want to make requests in advance.
Please note that a Yale login is required to access some of the following materials.
Undergraduate members are registered as the Yale Undergraduate Calligraphic Association, with the following officers:
All other members are registered as the World Calligraphy graduate student organization, with the following officers:
All meetings and events are jointly organized by both groups, which are roughly equal in size. We are separately registered because Yale regulations on student organizations require all officers and a majority of members to be either undergraduates or graduate/professional students.
Our email addresses are listed in the Yale phonebook.