• Poetic Ink is a community of enthusiastic Chinese culture lovers initiated by Liza Lin. It sells original works of art, organizes teachings, exhibitions, and exchanges to promote the richness and beauty of the Chinese culture in the Netherlands.

     

    We offer workshops on Chinese calligraphy, fine brush painting, freehand and brushwork painting, folk painting, and decorative style painting. We also organize workshops on the tea ceremony and taichi, Chinese flower arrangement, the incense ceremony, and Chinese guqin.
    And performances on calligraphy and painting, hanfu costumes, kungfu, Chinese folk music, dance, and Chinese opera.

  • Custom made calligraphy gifts

    Chinese name writings

    Name paintings are custom made calligraphies based on a unique created Chinese name for people that are not from China. It can be a name that has a similar pronunciation in Chinese as the original name. Or one that with a meaning that highlights something particular, or tells something essential about the person. The handwritten names can be framed and given as a personal gift.

    • Image size: 13x18 cm

    • Price for one: 25,- Euro

    • Price standard frame: +10,- Euro. (white/wood/outer size:19,5x14,5 cm)

    Season writings

    A set of four traditional writings expressing spring, summer, autumn and winter. They work strongly in combination, but can aslo be puchased individually.

    • Image size: 13x18 cm

    • Price for one: 25,- Euro

    • Price standard frame: +10,- Euro. (white/wood/outer size:19,5x14,5 cm)

    Special calligraphy requests​

    For any other special Chinese calligraphy requests, I am open to discuss and advice possibilities. From significant Chinese poems or wisdoms, Buddhist articles to more contemporary freestyle calligraphy works.
    • Size and price to be discussed

    Chinese tattoo designs

    A custom made Chinese name, or an other personal messages in Chinese calligraphy on special request. Once the calligraphy design is made you can have it executed by a tattoo artist of your choice.

    • Price per one character: 15,-

    Quiet, still or tranquil

    The expression of tranquil written in Yan style as a personal gift suited for the bedroom.

    • Image size: 15x20 cm

    • Price for one: 30,- Euro

    • Price standard frame: +10,- Euro. (silver)

  • News

    Workshop for children - The Hague

    April 2022

    Workshop for children at the China Cultural Center about colouring up a traditional visual of 'The Dream of the Red Chamber'.

    Leiden University - Calligraphy workshop

    Februari 2022

    Chinese Li style calligraphy workshop for students at Leiden University.

    Special promotion - Rotterdam

    Januari 2022

    Chinese new year promotion for Johnnie Walker in Rotterdam. 

    Spring scrolls workshop - The Hague

    Januari 2022

    Family workshop to write spring scrolls for the upcoming Chinese new year.

    Erasmus University Rotterdam - Painting workshop

    November 2021

    Chinese ink painting introduction workshop for thirty students at the Rotterdam Erasmus University.

    Erasmus University Rotterdam - Calligraphy workshop

    October 2021

    Chinese calligraphy workshop for twenty students at the Rotterdam Erasmus University.

    Calligraphy workshop - Zoetermeer

    September 2021

    Workshop for a diverse group of beginners to make them familiar with the basics of Chinese calligraphy.

    Chinese painting workshop - De Chinese Brug

    September 2020

    The Hague mayor Jan van Zanen received his name I made for him in Chinese calligraphy, during my painting workshop at the community center 'De Chinese Brug'.

    Lucky Chinese New Year Food Festival​ - Amsterdam

    Januari 2020

    Poetic Ink will join the Amsterdam 'Lucky Chinese New Year Food Festival' with calligraphy art, workshops, and demonstrations. Sunday, January 19, from 14.00 till 18.00 at DOK, Joan Muyskenweg 14, Amsterdam.

    Calligraphy class - Rotterdam

    Januari 2020

    Introduction lesson for a group of young Chinese students, that are new to learning calligraphy and painting with brush and ink.

  • Calligraphy class

    Liza Lin is passionate about the Chinese culture. Learning to write calligraphy is a way to get closer to the richness and depth of this culture. At the same time, it is an exercise in concentration and mindfulness. A way to relax the mind. You can practice skills, and learn to create tangible results and beauty.

     

    Live basic calligraphy lessons for adults

    • Age group: 16 years and over

    • Teaching language: Mandarin Chinese / English

    • Groups: up to 10 students

    • Time: Wednesday evening 19.00 to 20.00

    • Location: Paviljoensgracht 48, Den Haag

     

    Tuition fees

    • 20,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 240,- Euro (No refund)

    • Including materials

     

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    Online basic calligraphy lessons for adults

    • Age group: 16 years and over

    • Teaching language: Mandarin Chinese / English

    • Groups: up to 10 students

    • Time: Tuesday evening 19.00 to 20.00

    • Online in Zoom

     

    Tuition fees

    • 15,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 180,- Euro (No refund)

    • Not including materials

     

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    Questions or sign up

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza@163.com

  • Painting class

    Live painting lessons for children - Xie Yi style

    • Age group: 6-15 years old

    • Teaching language: Mandarin Chinese / English

    • Groups: up to 10 students

    • Time: Sunday afternoon 14.00 to 15.00

    • Location: Paviljoensgracht 48, Den Haag

     

    Tuition fee

    • 15,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 180,- Euro (No refund)

    • Tuition does not include materials

     

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    Live painting lessons for adults - Xie Yi style

    • Age group: 16 years and over

    • Teaching language: Mandarin Chinese / English

    • Groups: up to 10 students

    • Time: Wednesday afternoon 16.00 to 17.00

    • Location: Paviljoensgracht 48, Den Haag

     

    Tuition fee

    • 25,- Euro per hour

    • 6 hours 150,- Euro (No refund)

    • Including materials

     

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    Online painting lessons for adults - Gong Bi style

    • Age group: 16 years and over

    • Teaching language: Mandarin Chinese / English

    • Groups: up to 10 students

    • Time: Tuesday morning 10.00 to 12.00

    • Online in Zoom

     

    Tuition fee

    • 40,- Euro per class (2 hours)

    • 6 classes 240,- Euro (No refund)

    • Not including materials

     

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    Questions or sign up

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza@163.com

  • Family drawing class

    In the family drawing class, children learn to make drawings together with parents. Knowledge or experience is not needed. As a team, you will make decorative works, and strengthen an intuitive and playful connection. You will learn to make shapes, how to use colors, composition, creativity, and abstract thinking, but also patience and concentration.

    The aim is not to make you draw realistic, like portraits, landscapes or still lives, but to go with the flow, use intuition and imagination. Simply by reacting to each other. The outcome can never be wrong. The works will be made with color markers on paper. In the end, you can take home a beautiful decorative collective work.

     

    Family drawing class

    • Age: minimal 3 years

    • Language: Mandarin Chinese / English

    • Groups: minimal 10, maximum 16 people

    • Wednesday afternoon: 14.30 - 15.30

    • Location: Paviljoensgracht 48, Den Haag

     

    Tuition fees - one hour class

    • 16,- Euro first child. Other children 8,- Euro (1 parent free)

    • 6 lessons 96,- (No refund)

    • Including materials

     

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    Questions or sign up

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza@163.com

  • Liza Lin

    Liza Lin (1975) is from Shanghai and the founder of Poetic Ink. She is an experienced artist and calligraphy teacher, now living in The Hague, the Netherlands.

     

    Liza is educated at the Shanghai University - College of Fine Arts. Her father, Lin Shen Long, also educated her since her early years. He studied for many years with three of the most famous painters and calligraphers in Shanghai from in the 1970’s onwards: Cao Jianlou, Cao Yongping, and Qiu Shouchen. She visited those masters on the hand of her father at a young age, and still memorizers their passion for the art of writing with the Chinese brush.

     

    Liza writes and teaches various calligraphy styles. She masters the Yan style, one of the four foundation styles for learning Chinese calligraphy. This style originates from the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD).

     

  • Community

    Wang Lei

    Specialist of the ou calligraphy style and based in the city of Rotterdam.

    Wang Shen Shai

    Shen Shai is from Eindhoven and a specialist of the running hand calligraphy style.

    Wupark

    Specialism is Chinese ink paintings. Living and working in Den Haag.

  • Contact

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza [at] 163 [dot] com