“Chinese calligraphy as a work of art conveys the moral integrity, character, emotions, aesthetic feelings and culture of the artist to readers affecting them by the power of appeal and the joy of beauty.” - Anonymous
St. Stephen’s High School, in coordination with the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission, offered a week-long Chinese calligraphy lessons to teachers and students last July 28 to August 1, 2014, through an expert Chinese calligrapher, Mr. Zheng Shi Zhong, who came all the way from Taiwan, Republic of China. An exhibit showcasing the works of the participants culminated on the last day.
At the beginning, Mr. Zheng shared about the history of calligraphy and evolution of writing styles before introducing the medium, different strokes in writing and the proper way of handling the brush. Aside from being introduced in the Chinese curriculum, the school believes that Chinese calligraphy is one important activity that enriches the Chinese culture; it is also a way wherein the school inculcates the values of discipline, patience, and perseverance in each student’s life.