Midweek De-stress Session with Chinese Calligraphy
A Leisure Network workshop of emotional serenity with our SIT Alumni trying their hand at calligraphy for the first time!
Guided by Corinna Tai, a veteran calligraphy designer with more than 20 years of experience, close to 30 alumni got together at JustCo @ The Centrepoint for an evening session of Chinese calligraphy. The class began with our SITizens taking deep breaths with closed eyes and doing some light stretches. Once fully relaxed, participants immersed themselves into the art of writing with a brief lesson on the evolution of Chinese characters and the different styles of writing.
The key takeaway of the lesson was to learn how to write 静心 (jing xin), which means to be calm and at ease with the heart and mind. These words were disassembled into simpler strokes which the participants practiced as much as they could before inking the scrolls.
Practicing calligraphy can help one to achieve calmness, a beneficial activity to do especially after working. Mr Ernest Koh, Food Technology graduate in 2022, says: “It is a relaxing and enjoyable session after a day of work, what stood out to me the most was the mindfulness practice prior to calligraphy.” Mr Koh also shared that he would encourage his friends who like art to try out calligraphy.
For many of the participants, it was their first attempt at calligraphy, but the results were rewarding. Check out these photos below of our alumni finding their style in style!
Pouring out the black ink – looks like soy sauce!
Satisfied smiles from our alumni with their finished pieces of work!