7F History – Calligraphy Lesson
Last semester, our class studied Ancient China. We learned a multitude of things about the First Emperor, life in Imperial China, and the different dynasties. On Thursday 12th of December, our teacher Mr de Bres invited Languages intern teacher Miss Yu to teach us about calligraphy. She taught us how to correctly hold a brush when doing calligraphy, how to write specific characters and the use of paper and jars. For example, when holding a brush to do calligraphy, you must hold it upright instead of on an angle. Miss Yu also taught us about the history of calligraphy and how writing styles have changed over the years. Ancient Chinese calligraphy was based on pictures and over time mistakes were made which changed the way of writing. This writing style became the way we write today. We also learned that the Chinese made paper out of rice and that making paper was no easy process, making the cost high. Finally, Ms Yu taught us that when writing characters you must stick to a specific stroke order, making Chinese calligraphy even more interesting. Overall, our calligraphy lesson with Ms Yu was illuminating and calming.
Minh-Nhu Chung 7F