Both an art form as well as the traditional form of writing throughout East Asia, Chinese calligraphy employs special brushes, which Urban Prairie Waldorf Chinese Teacher, Xuefen (Glenda) Ding, tracked down and purchased in China. Using a specific vertical brush hold, the calligrapher takes and holds a breath while applying just enough pressure. The aim is to paint straight lines with the right amount of width to create an aesthetic result. In the words of one teacher, “It was a very meditative activity and an amazing experience that will no doubt be thrilling to the children when Ms. Ding introduces it to them.”