WHEN Sunday 3rd March 2019, 2 - 4 pm
WHERE Rua Red
DURATION drop in, no booking required
Chinese and Japanese (Shodo) calligraphy share a similar history and tradition.
Calligraphy is not only a system of aesthetic writing expressed with brush and ink, but it is also regarded as an art form. “One of the most appealing aspects of calligraphy is its meditative quality: You can reflect on yourself and feel a sense of serenity as you practice”. Evan Furlong, the principal of Dublin of Mandarin Chinese will be demonstrating the art of calligraphy, will write your name in Chinese and be running a drop in experience session at the festival.
Evan Furlong moved to the cold emerald isle from exotic Taiwan in the year 2000 and is raising two multilingual children in Ireland since 2005. Evan attended the University College Dublin for her M Ed. and she is the principal of Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese and has been teaching Mandarin Chinese to both primary and post-primary schools since 2008.
Many would know raising multilingual children isn't smooth sailing; despite much research to show the benefits of giving the gift of languages from an early age, many parents give up.
She hopes to promote multilingualism and encourage more families by working with organisations such as Mother Tongues.