Day 7 – Students become teachers

Tatyana and Eun Ji came to class early and also found some students came in earlier – they took the opportunity to ask students what they felt about writing calligraphy. So we had students who were practicing and really doing well!  So I called them up to write on the board! There were a few…

Day 6 – Going Deeper into Love!

Day 6 was slightly different and off the routine. Mahtab could not drive me today so Karry joined us for the day. Our task today was to learn the character ‘AI’ and perfect it as much as possible. Since a few of the students were on an excursion, the class had less students. So we…

Day 5 – Basics of Love

Day 5 started on a busy note. Ms Dileo had prepared a beautiful presentation of a different type of calligraphy and indigenous art from around the world.  It was beautiful to watch Ms Dileo share her enthusiasm for various styles, colour, motifs and the underlying philosophy for Aboriginal arts. The students are lucky and blessed…

Day 4 – Rice Paper and Ink!

Day4- Friday – A lot to do!!! A Lot of traffic! Everyday, my wonderful friend Mahtab, who has taken up the task of taking us to the school, lovingly picks me up and drives us from Richmond Hill to downtown Toronto! This morning, I realized that Friday is a day of traffic and even though…

Day 3 – A Surprise Visitor!

As we entered the classroom on our third day, we noticed that the Ms. Dileo placed our Love Peace Harmony Toronto Banner outside our classroom to invite students in! We came in 30 mins ahead of the class to prepare for the day. To our delight and surprise a student was already in attendance and…

Day 2 – DA – The Greatest!

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,…

First Day at School! How Exciting!

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…