It’s always heartening to see improvements made by students. John, our sole male, sole Aussie and the only one with no previous studies of Chinese, again presented an impressive work. He agrees that by racing ahead to write the whole poem, not enough time was spent on the strokes so he must go back to basics and work on that. However, everyone in class was in awe of his achievement after only twelve lessons.
Almost everyone presented a completed work and all made improvements on their previous presentation.
The highest distinction goes to our Japanese mother and daughter team. They have both produced large works which are many times more difficult to achieve than small characters. The level of difficulties increases exponentially with the size.
Students were given a choice of continuing to improve on this poem or start on a new poem. We spent the whole class going through the second project and critiques of their homework.