RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Melissa Panter

Melissa Panter is an art teacher at Eldridge Park Elementary School in Lawrence Township, NJ, where she works with students in kindergarten through third grade. Panter searches for ways to create collaborative art with her students. Her efforts, along with the collective works of her 2nd grade students, culminated in the Handwrite series of books, in an effort to validate art creation and appreciation both in and outside the classroom.

Handwrite: part 3

Handwrite: part 3 by Melissa Panter

This is a collaborative project between the 2nd grade students of Eldridge Park Elementary School and Artist/Teacher Melissa Panter, focusing on the ritual repetition of letter learning.

Artwork in Ritual Single-sheet book show (2013)

Handwrite: part 1 by Melissa Panter
Handwrite: part 1         
Handwrite: part 2 by Melissa Panter
Handwrite: part 2         
Handwrite: part 3 by Melissa Panter
Handwrite: part 3