Visiting Artist

Tell-A-Friend2010 Visiting Artist Japanese Calligrapher – Chikuen Kato
 
Chikuen’s calming voice held the students captive as she explained the long process of learning Japanese calligraphy. She invited a few students to grind ink and challenged all to move as one with the brush. Students quickly realized that the seemingly simply strokes of this beautiful art were more difficult to achieve than first expected. My students were fully engaged during the entire presentation and I spotted them experimenting on their own weeks after Chikuen’s visit.


 
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