Calligraphy for Beginners 1 – The Foundational Styles of Calligraphy | Jackson Alves | Skillshare

Calligraphy for Beginners 1 – The Foundational Styles of Calligraphy

Jackson Alves, Letterer, calligrapher and teacher, from Brazil

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14 Lessons (1h 42m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:19
    • 2. Class 1 – Making your handmade calligraphy pen

      5:05
    • 3. Class 2 – Preparing Your Surface

      2:29
    • 4. Class 3 – Using Your Pen for the First Time

      2:18
    • 5. Class 4 – Warming up exercises

      6:08
    • 6. Class 05 – Basic Strokes

      6:26
    • 7. Class 06 – Writing Lowercase

      20:17
    • 8. Class 07 – Writing Uppercase

      18:53
    • 9. Class 08 – Writing Numbers

      13:13
    • 10. Class 09 – Writing Words

      3:53
    • 11. Class 10 – Basic Swashes

      18:33
    • 12. Class 11 – Using pencils to make calligraphy

      2:10
    • 13. Class 12 – Conclusion

      0:40
    • 14. Next Steps!

      1:02
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About This Class

Calligraphy for beginners is a class for anyone who wants to start studying calligraphy. In this workshop, Jackson Alves teaches the fundamental techniques of calligraphy to help you create beautiful letters for use in personal projects, graphic design, advertising, etc.

You will learn an alphabet based on a humanist script from the 15th century and the Foundational Hand created by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century.

You won’t need expensive pens to take this class because Jack will also teach you how to make your own handmade calligraphy pen which you can use during this class. You’ll also learn to do calligraphy with an everyday pencil.

In the final project, you’ll scribe your favorite word or a quote using the foundational style.