On September 26th 2017, on an extraordinarily warm day, we launched our very first Tao Calligraphy Program for a school in Toronto. Our first ever formal Tao Calligraphy class as part of art class unit held at Central Toronto Academy high school.
30 very talented and excited teenagers were ready and waiting!
Master Venier and I welcomed and addressed the class. Master Venier has a unique skill of connecting heart to heart with teenagers.
We brought Da Ai – Greatest Love handout and survey forms.
We started by every student filling in a participant form about happiness, love, peace and more.
Students working on their forms
as I prepared for my very first calligraphy demo for the class!! So excited!!
There was ‘pin-drop’ silence and stillness in the class as I started writing…
Writing Da Ai – Greatest Love
I shared the power and artistic significance of a calligraphy stamp!
and we then we distributed the calligraphy brushes
I shared a bit about the brushes!
It was then time to hold the brush and…
TRACE! TRACE! TRACE!
Trace! Visualize! Memorize!
Easy homework on the first day! Practice tracing and memorize the flow of the line and structure!