Our Textile A level department recently hosted a Calligraphy workshop led by Rie Wakayama who also teaches Japanese at d’Overbroeck’s as part of the Modern Language department. Students were encouraged to explore the traditional scripture of Kanji and Hiragana with opaque marks using specialist brushes and inks.
Pictured above are three of our Lower Sixth students getting to grips with the techniques. “I really enjoyed the workshop it was very calming and therapeutic”, said one, and, “I learnt a new way of abstract communication through pattern”. Thank you Rie and we look forward to seeing how our students incorporate these calligraphy skills into their art and textile work.