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Character building workshop with Jill Robertson
Who designed our letters? I know they went through a series of evolutionary phases before getting to the recognisable letters we know as our alphabet, but at some time someone said they liked the look of a certain shape. To describe how to put a letter together you could describe A as two diagonal lines meeting at the top with a crossbar half way down – or some such.
Our workshop for April was all about making up your own series of symbols from a given description. I gave the description and all the students made a dozen or so possible interpretations of my words. As an example I started with “ A straight line and 2 dots”
My examples were:
Then the students got to work. A couple of the descriptions I gave them were:
There were some fantastic results and much fun was had by all. It was not a deep and meaningful workshop, but was lots of fun.
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