Calligraphy Essentials: A 10-Day Challenge | Bryn Chernoff | Skillshare

Calligraphy Essentials: A 10-Day Challenge

Bryn Chernoff, Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

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14 Videos (1h 19m)
    • Introduction

    • Setting Up Your Daily Practice

    • Day 1: Essential Stroke Fitness

    • Day 2: Traditional Exercises

    • Day 3: Slants and Spacing

    • Day 4: Creative Break

    • Day 5: Tackling Capital Letters

    • Day 6: Mood Meets Tool

    • Day 7: Flourishing

    • Day 8: Alphabet Collage Project

    • Day 9: Playing With Style

    • Day 10: Breaking Habits

    • Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Cultivate your daily calligraphy practice with this inviting class from calligrapher and Paperfinger founder Bryn Chernoff.

Through 10 days of warm-ups and exercises, Bryn shares a meditative, thoughtful approach that will give you the tools to transform your work in just 10 minutes each day. Every lesson is packed with insider tips, from types of nibs to affect your slant to how your breathing can influence your writing. You’ll learn how to:

  • Improve your slants, strokes, and spacing technique
  • Elevate your capital letters and flourishes
  • Cultivate your personal calligraphy style

Whether you’re a seasoned calligrapher or just getting started, you'll be able to create a personalized daily routine that will improve your calligraphy day-by-day, jumpstart your personal writing style, and take your craft to the next level.


This class is recommended for those with basic calligraphy familiarity. If you're brand-new to calligraphy, be sure to check out all of Bryn's classes on Skillshare, including Introduction to Modern Script Calligraphy and Calligraphy II: Finding Your Personal Script Style!


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Bryn has a very relaxed manner and easy-going teaching style. I enjoyed watching her creat and listening to her speak about how she thinks through different ways to express herself in calligraphy. Oh, by the way! You don't pay extra for fancier fonts, even though her company name is "Pay Per Finger."
I actually was pretty sceptical I would feel engaged to stick with this at first. However the exercises were so clearly set out and quick to complete. I can definitely see some improvement and it is good to be able to have things to think about and return to. Thanks Bryn!
Wonderful class! Really motivating & interesting. Exercises for every day and case. I've been really enthusiastic about every lesson. I think this class can inspire the beginner and give a fresh breath for a professional. And of course Bryn is really charming and you see how she truly shares her passion. Thank you!





Bryn Chernoff

Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

Bryn Chernoff started her calligraphy studio Paperfinger out of a true love for writing by hand. Paperfinger provides modern, hand-drawn calligraphy and illustration for everything from weddings and events to graphic design projects, keepsakes, commercial and custom work.

Her work has been featured in Town & Country, Real Simple, The New York Times, Refinery29, Cool Hunting, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Swiss Miss, 100 Layer Cake, and countless others.

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