Fun with Letterforms (K) 1:30 - 2:15
Instructor: Leah Yael Levy
Course Fee: $175
Writing by hand remains important in our digital age: it exercises fine-motor skills and helps connect visual with language learning. Recent scientific research indicates that handwriting not only increases a child's ability to read, but may even help her generate ideas and retain information. Equally important is that handwriting can be personal, satisfying, and FUN---especially when it is explored and practiced in deliberate stages. Students in Fun With Letterforms part 1 practice patterns based on letter shapes, progressing when they are ready from patterns to letters taught in stroke-related families. Whatever their present capability, students will enjoy handwriting exercises in a relaxed, creative setting.
Leah Yael Levy, who goes by Yael, is a visual artist storyteller and teacher based in Oakland, CA. She first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, and later gained a BFA of Illustration from Parsons the New School for Design (2011). She recently graduated California College of the Arts with an MFA in Comics (2017). She was a Teaching Artist in Kala’s Artists in Schools program and is currently an Artist In Residence at Kala. She’s presented her work and taught a workshop in this year’s SF Zine Fest and will be in other Zine Festivals throughout the year.