Artist Profile: Ann Woods

| July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Columbus artist Ann Woods loves lettering. She uses her skills in handwriting and calligraphy, as well as her understanding of the history of alphabets, to teach workshops through the Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department where she demonstrated for us the visual impact of her written letters.

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Jackie Shafer is the Producer of Broad & High. When she’s not exploring all the fabulous arts and culture Columbus has to offer, she’s choreographing very complicated and physically impossible roller-skating routines in her head.
  • Nan Jay Barchowsky

    Nice to see you, Ann! It was unfortunate that the video failed to distinguish between practical, logical handwriting in the italic mode and the fanciful, calligraphic copperplate. Ann knows both modes well. Italic was mentioned, but not the fact that some of the most beautiful calligraphy is done in an italic hand. This was exhibited in the video when Ann’s art came on screen.

    The bias for copperplate, the mother of the conventional handwriting that so many are trying to cling to, took center stage even though Ann spoke of the print that children learn first, and are then told to put aside so they can learn conventional cursive for a short while. The result is the mess that we see whenever older students and adults need to handwrite.