By Richard Panchyk
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A kid's historical past of historical Irish artwork, with droll Celtic humans and animals admist old mazes and styles. From eighth and ninth century artifacts and the Books of Durrow and Kells.
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Fancy lettering or inked sketches can also be found in letters, journals, and diaries. During World War II, American soldiers sent millions of letters to their families and friends at home. These sometimes contained detailed drawings, especially for Christmas, birthdays, and other holidays. Activity Calligraphy Bird The bird symbolized peace, love, and good luck and was therefore one of the most popular subjects for folk artists. Drawing its graceful curves was a nice way to practice calligraphy strokes.
Use one sheet for scrap and the other for your drawing. Open the bottle of India ink and dip the tip of the calligraphy pen in for a second. When you remove the pen, the nib will be holding a small amount of ink. Draw a line on the scrap paper and see how writing with the pen feels. Those who use these pens know that the first line drawn after dipping the pen will be too inky, so a scrap piece of paper is used to get some of the excess ink out of the nib. When you feel like you have a nice, smooth line without too much or too little ink, try to draw flourish 1 on your good sheet of paper.
Popular colors included vivid reds, greens, and yellows. The names of the student and teacher were neatly written by the teacher in ink on the lines provided. The example seen here is handcolored, and it measures about 31⁄2 by 21⁄4 inches. It is made out to young George Marshfelder from his teacher, Mary McMany. It likely dates back to the 1870s. Sometimes rewards of merit were completely hand-painted stencils or decorative paintings. They contained more detailed descriptions of what the student had done to deserve the award.
American Folk Art for Kids: With 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk