Beginner Modern Calligraphy
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Supplies and How to Use Them6:26
Basic Line Strokes and Common Mistakes6:05
Letterforms and Connecting Letters6:08
About This Class
Two years ago, I couldn't find many resources to learn modern calligraphy. The resources that I did find were so lengthy that I had a hard time sifting through them. Over a six month period, I bought a lot of the wrong supplies and just kept trying new things until I finally had an ah-ha moment when it all clicked. Six months after that, I quit my job and embarked on a new business venture with my new skill.
Now I spend my days doing calligraphy for wedding invitations, events, book covers and more. In addition, I love to share what I learned so that others can learn it more cost effectively and efficiently.
You will learn my favorite tools, how to use them, common mistakes that I see in my students and be able to practice with my Beginner Modern Calligraphy Workbook.
Come and learn with me!
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I really liked this class. She gives clear instructions and great tips. Also I like seeing her actually write, something you can't get from a book. Very helpful.
Hers are my favorite calligraphy worksheet on the web, so I was excited to take this class. I was also happy to see her make the capital B--I had been confused about exactly how that one went! Overall good class, and I'm sure I'll be taking the other one as soon as I get some more practice time in.
Erica is the owner and artist behind Be A Heart, a design studio based out of Los Angeles. She was so moved by how beauty positively impacts the soul on her travels through Europe post-college. She then moved to Brazil and used an arts based curriculum in the schoolhouse she managed in a small village that took care of those outcast by society. Upon returning to the States, she sought a creative practice to integrate into her every day life.
This is where calligraphy entered her life and Be A Heart began. While it began as a hobby, she was soon enlisted to do custom work and wedding stationery. She moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn and decided to do design work full time.
Now she has a bustling business that has been featured in ELLE magazine, named one of the best stationers in Los Angeles by BRIDES, prefered Los Angeles vendors by GOOP among others. She does wedding invitations, events, logo design and branding, custom work and runs her own shop! Clients include Blessed Is She, Verily Magazine, Akin & Co., Paige Geffen, Kirsten Marie Inc., Echo and Atlas and more.
She loves sharing her knowledge with others so that more people can bring beauty into the world!