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Teaching Left-Handed Calligraphy

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BethMed123_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 15:47:09 PDT


I just started teaching a 2-week crash course in calligraphy to a group of
4th graders. I happened to get one left-handed student in this class. I
have never had a left-handed student in all my years teaching calligraphy.
Does anyone have any suggestions in how to teach left-handed. I received a
suggestion from someone at an art store to turn the paper so that the pen
would be at the 45-degree angle that is needed. Another one is to cut the
pen tip to an angle (We are using felt tip pens.) Any other suggestions? I
will be teaching 3 other groups of 4th graders in the next few weeks and I am
bound to have more "lefties". Anything would help. Thanks in advance.

Beth in Colorado

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