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How about an Old English letter and illuminate it. I've had kids create borders
and patterns from the basic strokes ( it puts a new twist to the practice of
strokes) and then do an Old English in the center of the calligraphed paper.
alos , I ve seen calligraphy used inside the shape of the word being done, for
example- calligraphy the word apple many times inside the outline of an apple.
> Dear Colleagues,
> I am teaching a calligraphy class this summer (soon, June!) to 4, 5, and 6th
> graders. I will have them for three hours a day, three days a week for
> three weeks. So far, I plan to introduce them to the major alphabets
> (Roman, Uncial, Blackletter, Italic, and Book hand).
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