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Calligraphy Essentials: A 10-Day Challenge

Bryn Chernoff, Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

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13 Videos (1h 18m)
    • 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


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!


102 of 104 students recommendSee All

Bryn Chernoff is the best Calligraphy teacher in Skillshare. The challenge has been very helpful to get me back to Calligraphy.
Paula Barrantes

Watercolour and Ink Artist

Love Bryn's courses! This was my first Calligraphy course and helps me a lot!
You will learn a lot about calligraphy





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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