On October 1, Mr. Yuan Jun, a well-known calligrapher in China and Ms. Wang Hongmei, the paper-cutting expert, were invited by the Confucius Institute in Edmonton to offer workshop on calligraphy and paper cutting for more than 20 Chinese teachers from the CIE and local schools as well as the calligraphy lovers from the community.
Mr. Yuan started his calligraphy practice when he was 3 years old. He was taught by his father, Mr. Yuan Xulin, who is also the well-known calligrapher in China.
During the workshop, Mr. Yuan presented the history of calligraphy in China and also shared the basic knowledge about calligraphy that are unknown for many people. Mr. Yuan’s presentation was so impressive and opened the minds for all the audience.
Ms. Wang Hongmei displayed her skills of paper cutting and taught a few tricks of paper cutting to the teachers. Ms. Wang’s paper cutting work has been selected to display at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa.