“Calligraphy is cool!”
Semen Shevkunov is one of the young students in the National School of Calligraphy. As the Old Russian Writing course for children, led by Artem Lebedev, draws to a close, we clearly see some solid achievements despite limited time. Semen shared his impressions of the calligraphy classes and initial achievements in mastering the Old Russian scripts, demonstrating a truly in-depth understanding.
The Old Russian writing is a living being that helps children understand the history of their country better. The first step is always the most complex – any trainer is well aware how difficult it is to coordinate the story with demonstration of writing. The more surprising it is to see the young student copes with the job pretty easily, engaging with a natural story about the letters of Uncial, Semi-Uncial, Vyaz or Cursive. Such persistence, hardworking and dedication to the Old Russian writing most certainly deserve some respect! The team and trainers of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy wish the young talent the best of luck on his path!
The National Calligraphy School started in the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in 2010, and since then has seen 9 children groups graduating, with the 10th group just around the corner this year. Revival and development of writing culture is a significant public endeavour, and we are excited to see there are like-minded people, the parents who pick relevant courses for their children.
There is a scientific proof that handwriting serves to shape the moral system and integrity in children through their imagination, abstract thinking, logic, deduction and much more. Digital technologies are indispensable for each and every kid today, yet we have to remember that it is handwriting that makes every human being unique. If you’re interested, we highly encourage you to enroll to our calligraphy courses.