To go along with the Hokusai course, today we showed the slides and taught the first-graders about Hokusai. They loved the stories about his life and how he actually drew birds in flight on grains of rice. The production piece used a 1/4 sheet of scratchboard paper - like the old India ink over paper. They children had a short burnishing stick - pointed like a skewer. We gave them a scrap for practice before we gave them the larger piece. This was smart.