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Childhoods past
Writing patterns

Introduction | Social events | Political events | Special events | Personal and cultural identity | Hermannsberg and Aurukun school

School and family life | Writing patterns | Fingerpainting | Observations of daily life | 'Reach for the apple' | Frances Derham

 

These examples of cursive writing pattern are based on children's natural or 'free' movements. They show the flowing, rhythmic patterning that British artist-educator Marion Richardson sought to encourage in her position as District Art Inspector for the London County Council 1930–42.

 

Jessie Monk
London

Writing pattern

38.0 x 50.8 cm

 

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Joyce Cox
London

Writing pattern

38.4 x 50.6 cm

 

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