Ink Painting and Art Education by Eric Li

The Ink Painting and Art Education, co-organized by the Wah Yan College Kowloon Alumni Association of Ontario and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, was held on June 5, 2009 at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto. Four distinguished speakers, Mr. Laurence Tam (Former Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum of Art and art teacher at Wah Yan College, Kowloon), Prof. Ted Rettig (Associate Professor, Department of Art, Queen's University), Sharon Cook (Artist), and Henry Ho (Director of IS Gallery), shared their experiences and insights of art education and ink painting movement in Chinese and Canadian communities. About 70 participants, including WYKAAO alumni and friends, scholars, artists and students attended the seminar that morning. Everyone enjoyed the presentations and appreciated the artworks created by WYK alumni four decades ago. Mr. Tam emphasized that his teaching philosophy is to educate students learn how to bear the consequences of their actions and to develop appropriate attitude towards learning. He is glad that many of his students become successful individuals in the society. (pictures, video)