• 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

    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 started

    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 calligraphy and 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.

     

    Lessons for children

    • 3x online, 1x live class per month

    • Age group: 7-17 years old

    • Teaching language: English or Chinese

    • Groups: up to 8 students

    • Time to be decided

     

    Tuition fees

    • 15,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 160,- Euro (20,- Euro discount. No refund)

    • Tuition does not include materials

     

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    Lessons for adults

    • 3x online, 1x live class per month

    • Age group: 18 years and over

    • Teaching language: English or Chinese

    • Groups: up to 8 students

    • Time to be decided

     

    Tuition fees

    • 15,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 160,- Euro (20,- Euro discount. No refund)

    • Tuition does not include materials

     

    Tuition fees private class

    • Private lessons 20,- Euro per half hour

     

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    Location

    De Chinese Brug. Zuidwal 94, 2512 XV Den Haag

     

    Questions or sign up

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza@163.com

  • Painting class

    Lessons for children

    Teaching freehand brush painting and children's drawings made in Chinese painting technique.

    • 3x online, 1x live class per month

    • Age group: 5-15 years old

    • Teaching language: English or Chinese

    • Groups: up to 8 students

    • Time to be decided

     

    Tuition fees for children

    • 15,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 180,- Euro (No refund)

    • Tuition does not include materials

    • Including hand mounting of one final painting on rice paper included.

     

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    Lessons for adults

    The adult class is focusing on painting boneless and gongbi style.

    • 3x online, 1x live class per month

    • Age group: 16 years and over

    • Teaching language: English or Chinese

    • Groups: up to 8 students

    • Time to be decided

     

    Tuition fees groups

    • 20,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 240,- Euro (No refund)

    • Tuition does not include materials

    • Including hand mounting of one final painting on rice paper included.

     

    Tuition fees private class

    • Private lessons 40,- Euro per hour

     

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    Location

    De Chinese Brug. Zuidwal 94, 2512 XV Den Haag

     

    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 reality, 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.

     

    Lessons

    • Wednesday afternoon: 15.00 - 16.00

    • Age: minimal 3 years

    • Teaching language: English or Chinese

    • Groups: minimal 10, maximum 16 people

     

    Tuition fees - one hour class

    • 16,- Euro per person

    • 6 lessons 80,- Euro per person (16,- Euro discount. No refund)

    • Tuition includes paper. Color markers are not included

     

    Location

    De Chinese Brug. Zuidwal 94, 2512 XV Den Haag

     

    Start classes

    Beginning of 2020. As soon as groups have minimal eight students, lessons can proceed.

     

    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 was also 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@163.com