December, 10th – 14th , 2008. The master class of Chen Wen-Fu, upholder of the great dynasty of Chinese calligraphers
This unique master-class was witnessed not only by adults but also by pupils from two schools of Fine Arts and the advanced study of the Chinese language. The children went on a tour around the museum; learned about the peculiarities of various calligraphy schools; watched Tatar calligrapher Najip Nakkash’s every move and got sheets of paper with their names inscribed in a fancy Arabic ligature. What else could surprise them? When the Chinese master’s brush started to flit over the sheets of paper the children crowded around him, charmed by the process of creation and recruited as it’s active participants. Every idea, brought forth by the young minds: Friendship, Success and Dream; was transformed by Chen Wen-Fu into a corresponding Chinese saying. They emerged onto the paper according to the master’s will, solidifying and safeguarding good thoughts.