With all the basics in place – today was the day to start learning the first character ‘DA’ – Greatest!
It was also the first time the students used the water pads and brushes on the paper.
Step one was to show everyone how to hold the brush and get comfortable with calligraphy tools.
Master Venier, Mahtab and I walked around the class – showed students how to correctly hold the brush and balance their hands and body.
We passed out handouts on how to write ‘DA’ – The Greatest. We taught a little about the Yin and Yang lines and importance of power, balance and beauty to promote happiness and wellness.
Most of the day we spent time getting to know one another and visualized the lines with our minds.
At the end of the class, it was time for some real fun! We gathered to review the right strokes and wrong strokes in writing by using some examples.