Saturday, January 19, 2013

Calligraphy for Charity (December 2012)

Here are five pieces of calligraphy I did in December 2012 for Bright Vision Hospital in Singapore. My small contribution was part of a project to adorn the white walls of the new extension with artwork to bring cheer to the patients — other people contributed photographs, paintings and drawings, of a much higher standard than my own work.

Calligraphy Workshop

Every year, I am deeply honoured to be invited by trainee teachers at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, to conduct my Western Calligraphy 101 workshop at their annual Learning Festival.

This Festival is a splendid idea — lessons are cancelled for a large part of the day, and students and staff are encouraged to hold and attend workshops that teach skills not on the Institute’s curriculum, such as life-saving, muffin making, tea appreciation, and balloon sculpting.

I’m proud to report that my calligraphy workshop has been running for five years, and response continues to be very encouraging. Here are two photos from my workshop on 5 September 2012.