Party Time at End of Term



On the last day of the Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners course, the students brought plates of food and while some were still pasting backings on their work, the party began.

The reasons for backing an artwork are many but the result says it all:  the work becomes wrinkle free and the subtleties and luminescence of the ink become more evident: the work on the left is unbacked (work by T on top and Jo below):

We farewelled two students who will not be returning next term:  Sophie who will spend a year in Japan and Catherine (I kept calling her Christine) who will return to Port Macquarie.  We wish them the best in their future endeavours.  Here are their work (L: Sophie; R: Catherine):

John will remain our sole male and Aussie.  In three term he has developed his own style of calligraphy.  Though he had never learnt the language John is rapidly building a vocabulary in Chinese. It is always a pleasure to see his work.  I would like to thank John for taking Catherine under his wing during this term.  It was difficult for me to pay enough attention to  a beginner in a class of ten.  In a composite class everyone suffers.





About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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8 Responses to Party Time at End of Term

  1. arlingwoman says:

    It was really nice to see your students and some of their work. Thanks for featuring them. Congratulations to them all and to you.

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  2. Congratulations to all concerned

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  3. taphian says:

    Really impressive examples of Chinese calligraphy, dear Mary. Have a nice day, regards Mitza

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  4. I like the writing! I tried to learn some characters at one point, but mine looked awful! :)

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    • Mary Tang says:

      My students think their work looks awful too. It’s not a bad thing; it means that they can discriminate the difference between good and bad. The next step would be an improvement; you would have found that out for yourself if you had stuck with it. :)

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