Because a child’s fine motor skills are not fully developed until age 10, handwriting instruction should continue beyond the early childhood years. Teachers should devote 15 minutes to handwriting instruction each day, but only if they want students to succeed academically as well as in all areas of life.
Jake Weidmann, the youngest “Master Penman”
As the world grows increasingly digital, storied art forms like penmanship are quickly dying out. Old masters pass away, leaving behind a gaping void. Enter Jake Weidmann, the youngest “Master Penman” in the United States by three generations. Weidmann’s work shows an attention to minute detail that only comes through years and years of practice. His finished pieces — which fuse calligraphy and fine art — remind us that handwriting can be beautiful.