Interested in a beginner's crash course in the basics of modern calligraphy, but have no idea how to start? This class starts at the very beginning, covering the basic tools and preliminary knowledge of modern, pointed-pen calligraphy and giving you a solid understanding of how to compose a truly unique alphabet!
Within the design community, there has been a rise in demand for basic and advanced calligraphy skills to use in a variety of ways, from wedding calligraphy to typeface design. Through this class, you'll strengthen your eye for design, typographic detail, and distinctiveness.
In a world bombarded by images and lettering thousands of times a day, coming across an image of true distinctiveness is something to cherish. Create that moment.
What You'll Learn
This class is divided into four progressive units: Understanding the Tools, Learning Letter Structure, Learning the Alphabet, and Developing a Style.
What You'll Do
You'll create a one-of-a-kind alphabet in a modern calligraphy style and develop a set of skills for bringing a persuasive, personal script to any personal project, wedding or otherwise!
What You'll Need
Secondary Recommended Tools
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This is a beginner-level class, which means you need no prior calligraphy skills to participate. You'll need a pen holder, a variety of pointed pen nibs, black ink, and semi-transparent layout bond. I'll share links to where you can purchase all of the above!
Compose a one-of-a-kind alphabet
Molly is a typographical artist with a strong emphasis on calligraphy and hand lettering. Her calligraphy and lettering aren't limited to one outlet: she's worked on a wide array of pr...
I've been looking for a starting point to learn calligraphy. This was the perfect intro tutorial. Molly does a great job going over the basics and explaining what you need and how to s...