6 Reasons Why We Love Calligraphy
1. Calligraphy has a relaxing effect.
2. The design possibilities are almost endless.
3. You see instant results.
4. Handwriting has become rare.
5. Your handwritten cards will look stunning.
6. Calligraphy is not very expensive to learn.
Handwriting is still taught in schools, but recently the time spent teaching it has fallen dramatically. Even where taught, it is soon replaced by typing, for most assignments. is no longer emphasized in elementary schools. My memories of 3rd grade involve practice of cursive on large lined paper and timed math fact tests. 3rd graders now already use laptops and keyboards, developing a high skill and preference for typing.
Calligraphy, which the dictionary defines as the art of fine handwriting and dates back to ancient China, is at least 4,000 years old. I’d never go as far as saying the pen is dead or that handwriting will disappear, but it certainly poses a question as to its future. Art 2 students at WHS have learned the Celtic Alphabet and how to draw Celtic knots. Here are some examples of our class work.