Currently our calligraphy class has 3 elementary students and 1 adult and they have been making steady progress. They have sent out their work to the calligraphy association in Japan and get each work evaluated and certified in the “kyuu” system.
The kyuu levels progress from 10 to 1, with 1 being the highest/most skilled. JAPANESQ students’ levels range from Level 5 to Level 9. They are so excited to see their names printed in the monthly booklet when they got advanced to an upper level/kyuu. Even photos of their work can be included when it is recognized as one of the best submissions.
The instructor gives them personalized instructions with lots of encouragement. The elementary school students also enjoy penmanship practice and mini art work project she prepares.
Usually, we practice on the 1st and 2nd Sunday mornings. If we have more students, we are going to offer weekday class. If you are interested in calligraphy, please come join us! A trial lesson is arranged by appointment. We also offer New Year’s Kakizome workshop during the first week of January.