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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Calligraphy Center Opens

A new mini center has recently been made available in the art room. The center contains cartridge style fountain pens, ink cartridges in many colors, dip style calligraphy and drawing pens and nibs, India ink in jars, and feather quills. There are several books about calligraphy, showing different “hands” (alphabets), lined paper, treasure map paper and graph paper.
I demonstrated a simple italic “hand”, telling students that to get good at this style of writing takes practice. Several students were interested in trying things out. Some found that just holding the pen correctly so that ink would flow was a challenge. Others set to work and began committed practice.
As is the case for most centers in the art room, this offering will remain available through-out the year for students to access.

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