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

    We organise tea ceremonies, offer workshops on Chinese calligraphy, fine brush painting, freehand and brushwork, and folk and decorative painting.

     

    荷兴书社是由林用老师在荷兰推广中国传统文化艺术的社区。 组织中国书法和中国画课程、茶会、研讨会和制作艺术作品。

  • Company workshops

    Calligraphy or painting workshops bring people together in a relaxed atmosphere, focusing on creating works of meaning and beauty. Poetic Ink organises inhouse workshops for national and multinational organisations such as:

    Johnnie Walker, Cisco, NIO, Soho House, and various Dutch museums and universities.

     

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    Questions about workshops or inspiration needed?

    Contact Liza Lin.

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Tea ceremonies

    Relax and taste the flavours of China

    The Chinese tea ceremony is a tradition that celebrates the joy of a getting together to socialise with the beauty and richness of tasting tea. You will get background stories about tea, its origins, flavours and the various types of ceramics and objects of the ceremony, while chatting and tasting some of the famous tea's that China is know for.

     

    Book a ceremony to celebrate with you company, organisation or with friends.

     

    Contact Liza Lin for tea ceremony ideas.

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Custom made calligraphy gifts

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    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)

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    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)

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    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

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    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,-

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    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

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    Calligraphy workshop China Cultural Center

    May 2024

    An event organized by the The Hague China Cultural Center for childeren of an elementary school near Amsterdam.

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    National Chinese New Year celebration - The Hague

    February 2024

    The yearly Dutch national Chinese New Year celebration at the town hall in The Hague, with a live calligraphy demonstration and the sales of art works.

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    Chinese tea ceremony - Delft

    February 2024

    Chinese tea ceremony in Museum Prinsenhof Delft as part of an exhibition named 'Pioniers in Keramiek'.

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    Corporate workshop Cisco - Amsterdam

    February 2024

    Inhouse workshop combining Chinese tea acrobatics - writing calligraphy on the surface of foamed up tea - and Chinese calligraphy to celebrate the new year.

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    Calligraphy workshop Soho House - Amsterdam

    February 2024

    A work by one of the participants of the calligraphy workshop to celebrate the year of the Dragon, for members of Soho House Amsterdam.

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    Life calligraphy evening at Cate Dak - Rotterdam

    February 2024

    Evening with life calligraphy for guests of Cate Dak to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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    Chinese New Year calligraphy workshop - NIO Rotterdam

    February 2024

    Workshop to write new year wishes for the year of the Loong (dragon), at the NIO flag store shop in Rotterdam.

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    Calligraphy workshop Chinese New Year - 2024

    January 2024

    Spring couplets workshop the celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the dragon, at ZG Gallery in The Hague.

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    Group exhibition - The Hague

    January 2024

    Group exhibition together with other artists and members of art society 'Haagste Kunstkring'. Januari 6 - Januari 28.

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    Painting workshop Cisco - Amsterdam

    October 2023

    Inhouse Chinese painting workshop at Cisco Amsterdam, the digital communications and technology company.

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    Tea ceremony - Autumn edition

    September 2023

    Gui Qiu tea ceremony introducng writing calligraphy on the surface of foamed up tea.

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    Chinese paiting workshop - NIO House Rotterdam

    July 2023

    Xieyi painting workshop for beginners. Xieyi is a freehand Chinese painting style.

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    Tea ceremony - Summer edition

    June 2023

    Chinese tea ceremony to celebrate the summer season at the The Hague ZG Gallery. In collaboration with Cha Moods from Amsterdam, providing the selction of special tea's.

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    Calligraphy workshop - NIO House Rotterdam

    June 2023

    Workshops for community members of NIO House in Rotterdam.

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    Exhibition of Buddha hands - The Hague

    May 2023

    Solo exhibition of a series of Buddha hands at Curry & Cocos restaurant in The Hague.

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    Calligraphy & painting workshops - NIO House Rotterdam

    April 2023

    Workshops for kids and grown-ups at the newly opened NIO House in Rotterdam. NIO is a luxury electric car brand from China.

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    Painting workshop - Leiden University

    April 2023

    Chinese ink painting workshop for the Sinology Student Association of Leiden University.

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    Exhibition - Cate Dak - Rotterdam

    March - May 2023

    From March until May 2023 an exhibition of paintings and calligraphy at Cat Dak, Oostplein 115, 3011 KX in Rotterdam.

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    Exhibition Haagse Kunstkring

    February 2023

    Group exhibition for new members of the Haagse Kunstkring.

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    Calligraphy workshop - Delft

    February 2023

    Chinese lantern festival calligraphy workshop for a big group of young students, at the Chinese school in Delft.

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    Live calligraphy - Johnnie Walker event - Rotterdam

    January 2023

    Live Chinese calligraphy event performed at a New Year's event in the Aqua Asia Club, Rotterdam.

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    Tea ceremony

    January 2023

    Chinese tea ceremony at ZG Gallery to celebrate the Chinese new year. Together with Emma Wen.

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    Chinese new year - The Hague

    January 2023

    The national celebration of the year of the rabbit at the town hall of The Hague. I wrote live calligraphy and sold works of art.

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    Calligraphy workshop - The Hague

    January 2023

    Two spring scroll workshops at the ZG Gallery. Spring scrolls are a tradition in China. Three pieces of red paper with new year wishes to hang over your home door.

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    New years exhibition at the ZG Gallery - The Hague

    January 2023

    Exhibition opening to celebrate the new year of the rabbit. With custom-made rabbit works and a series of posters of the Chinese zodiac by Joost Roozekrans (https://www.joostroozekrans.com/).

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    Reopening new ZG Gallery - The Hague

    October 2022

    The new ZG Galley opened again after relocation, with an exhibition by Liza Lin together with her students. ZG Gallery will seek the connection between Asian and Western art and culture.

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    Chinese painting class for children - Delft

    October 2022

    Teaching a group of students between 6 and 12 years traditional painting at the Chinese School Delft on Saturdays.

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    Solo exhibition - ZG Gallery

    July 2022

    Solo exhibition of Chinese calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting works by Liza Lin at the ZG Gallery in the city centre of Den Haag.

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    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'.

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    Leiden University - Calligraphy workshop

    February 2022

    Chinese Li style calligraphy workshop for students at Leiden University.

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    Special promotion - Rotterdam

    January 2022

    Chinese new year promotion for Johnnie Walker in Rotterdam.

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    Spring scrolls workshop - The Hague

    January 2022

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

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    Erasmus University Rotterdam - Painting workshop

    November 2021

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

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    Erasmus University Rotterdam - Calligraphy workshop

    October 2021

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

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    Calligraphy workshop - Zoetermeer

    September 2021

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

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    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'.

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    Lucky Chinese New Year Food Festival​ - Amsterdam

    January 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.

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    Calligraphy class - Rotterdam

    January 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: Laan van Meerdervoort 152 B, Den Haag

     

    Tuition fees

    • 20,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 240,- Euro (No refund)

    • Not 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

    • 20,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 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[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Painting class

    Live painting lessons for children - Xie Yi style

    • Age group: 7 -15 years old

    • Teaching language: Mandarin Chinese / English

    • Groups: up to 10 students

    • Time: Sunday. Time to be decided

    • Location: Laan van Meerdervoort 152 B, Den Haag

     

    Tuition fee

    • 15,- Euro per hour

    • 12 lessons 180,- Euro (No refund)

    • Not including 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: to be decided

    • Location: Laan van Meerdervoort 152 B, Den Haag

     

    Tuition fee

    • 25,- Euro per hour

    • 9 hours 225,- Euro (No refund)

    • Not 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: to be decided

    • Online in Zoom

     

    Tuition fee

    • 50,- Euro per class (2 hours)

    • 6 classes 300,- 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[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Family drawing class

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    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

    • Time: to be decided

    • Location: Laan van Meerdervoort 140, Den Haag

     

    Tuition fees - one hour class

    • 15,- Euro first child. Other kids 8,- Euro (1 parent free)

    • 6 lessons 90,- (No refund)

    • Not including materials

     

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    Questions or sign up

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza@gmail.com

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  • Liza Lin

    Liza Lin (1975) is from Shanghai and the founder of Poetic Ink. She is an experienced artist, painting and calligraphy teacher living in the Netherlands and a member of the art society Haagse Kunstkring in The Hague.

     

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

     

  • Contact

    Mobile - Whatsapp: 06 22 54 52 59

    WeChat: 13381731435

    Email: lizastyleliza[at]gmail[dot]com

     

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