Lloyd Reynolds (1902–1978) was a calligraphy professor at Reed College for close to forty years and a calligraphy icon in his own right. His love and dedication are contagious. In his work, Reynolds followed what he called the “Perennial Pedagogy,” a simple, well-worn guide to creative practice.
- Get the idea of what is to be learned (the “formative image”).
- Concentrate (serene open awareness - try softer, not harder).
- Get the feel.
- Practice, practice, practice.
- Take it easy (Easy does it.).
- Get the swing of it.
- Be in good form.
- Get lost in the work.
- Let IT do it.
- Work for the work’s sake.
- Don’t sell out.
- Do it the right way.
- Keep to your calling.
- Teach. (Share your skills.)