SW Handwriting for children...
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat Jan 13 19:39:49 UTC 2007
January 13, 2007
Thought you might enjoy an old message, in 2004, from Stefan in
Germany, discussing teaching Handwriting to young Deaf students...
Now it is 2007 and we are finally working on a course to teach
Handwriting to adults....which will in turn lead to courses in
Handwriting for children, later...
Thank you for this message, Stefan, years ago! Very enlightening...
Notice that speed is not the issue...but doing it slowly, with color,
and well...the joy of creativity...
Most adults want speed...but little ones enjoy the art and creativity
of handwriting too...as do calligraphers...;-)
From: "Stefan Woehrmann" <stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE>
Date: October 17, 2004 7:08:50 AM PDT
To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Subject: AW: [sw-l] SignWriting Handwriting and Shorthand
Reply-To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
Hi Val, Sandy and list members,
You know that I am experimenting with handwriting a lot. Some symbols
difficult to write by hand - so I look forward to compare these in
handwritten form to other products of other scribes - it is not a
of speed - (smile) more a question of clear structure (Gestalt) so
students and me learn to move their hands -
First grade students are not annoyed, frustrated or astonished to
a given "letter" in all different seizes, colors, ...
I can imagine to develop something like that for SW- handwriting. As
the hand and brain knows the way it will speed up - no problem. But in
before a clear concept is needed.
I am on my way to work on a "handwriting- concept for SW" - so any
is most welcome - as YOU know.
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