More youth 'brush up' on Chinese culture
Calligraphy classes for the young drawing a growing number of participants
With his back straight and arm poised over a sheet of rice paper, seven-year-old Joshua Poh diligently traced out Chinese characters like "sheng", which means life, with a writing brush known as the mao bi.
He did this repeatedly during a 90-minute session under the guidance of his Chinese calligraphy teacher, Madam Chang Ong Ying, 65, who taught him the strokes and how to hold the brush.
"The classes are fun as I get to write words that I'm learning in school with a brush," the Zhangde Primary School pupil said yesterday.
Together with his five-year-old brother Ian, Joshua was attending a youth calligraphy class at the Waterloo Street premises of the Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore (CCSS). The new term commenced yesterday.
"The classes are fun as I get to write words that I'm learning in school with a brush."
JOSHUA POH, aged seven, on what he likes about the calligraphy class