On May 12, the CI Classroom at USP Lautoka Campus successfully completed a five-week calligraphy experience class.
The calligraphy experience course was held once a week for 60 minutes each session. Ms. Yue Wang of the CI Classroom at USP Lautoka Campus made posters in advance of the course, which attracted many students to come. The students fully experienced the charm of Chinese calligraphy in the experiential class.
After a systematic introduction to the theoretical knowledge of Chinese characters and soft-brush calligraphy, Ms. Wang demonstrated the basic strokes “horizontal, vertical, right-falling, left-falling, dot, and rising” and revised them one by one as the students practiced, laying a good foundation for the students’ Chinese character writing. (Figure 2)
The students quickly mastered the basic skills of soft-brush calligraphy after continuous exploration and correction, and successfully completed their works in different styles, such as “福 with Little Rabbit”, “Fiji” and “China”.
Paea Halatanu Nawaqatabu has never missed a calligraphy class at CI Classroom at USP Lautoka Campus, which she takes an hour’s public transportation from Ba to attend every week. Paea said, “The calligraphy class was really interesting and made me want to learn Chinese even more.” She also said she will participate in the social class of the CI Classroom at USP Lautoka Campus next semester and help promote the advertisement for the next semester. In addition, the IT staff of the Lautoka campus was also attracted by the course and attended the class as well.
The calligraphy experience class enhanced the students’ understanding of Chinese culture, bridged the friendship between Confucius Classroom and their colleagues at the campus, and stimulated their interest in Chinese culture and language.