Interested in a beginner's crash course in the basics of modern calligraphy but have no idea how to start? You've picked the right class. This class will start at the very beginning, covering the basic tools and preliminary knowledge of modern, pointed pen calligraphy and will leave you with 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 whether it's wedding calligraphy or typeface design. Through this class, you'll strengthen your eye for design, typographic detail, and distinctiveness. In a world where we're bombarded by images and lettering thousands of times a day, coming across an image of true distinctiveness is an aspect to cherish and promotes innovation.
That's what we're doing here - promoting innovation alongside technical skills. So let's get started! By the end of this class, you'll have a calligraphy character set that is unique to you.
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Looking for Calligraphy II? Check out Molly Suber Thorpe's Digitizing Calligraphy: From Sketch to Vector (Calligraphy II)
My name is Molly and I'm a typographical artist with a strong emphasis on calligraphy and hand lettering. My calligraphy and lettering aren't limited to one outlet as I've worked on a wide array of projects including typeface design, editorial hand lettering, illustration, and wedding calligraphy for clients such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Conde Nast publications and Ford.
Currently I live and work in Detroit, Michigan alongside my husband and two pups.
For more information and a list of interviews and selected client list, please visit my online portfolio.
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!
Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.