ONTARIO SCHOOL DISTRICT

We're O Positive.

O Positive is more than a slogan for us.
It's our way of telling a story of the many
successes that are deserving of Ontario's pride.
Are you ready to be a part of our story?

Calligraphy

OHS Calligraphy Classes

Etymology or meaning of names
Many calligraphy students were surprised to discover that their names have meanings. Their first names were written in a FOUNDATIONAL font with double pencils. The double pencils provide a ribbon of space that students colored with colored pencils, following the color spectrum, blending the colors together to form a rainbow effect. Then they wrote the meaning of their name with a flat carpenter's pencil. Notice the stacked blocks in a stair-step pattern on some of the compositions. This is the pen width, which is the width of the flat edge of the pen (in this case pencil), stacked 4 pen width high. Foundational font is written 4 pw or four pen widths high for the x height, or size of a small letter x. Ascenders and descenders, the strokes of letters above and below the x slant. This paper is written in Book Antiqua font, which is based on the original foundational or bookhand style of calligraphy, developed in the 11th centaury.