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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Project Description

Write your favorite word or quote

Project:

Write your favorite word or quote using the foundational style. It can be anything you like, such as your name, a song lyric or a memorable quote.

You can try to use some basic swashes as I taught in the class, but focus on making the right shapes of the letters. Only add ornaments after you have already practiced the basics enough.

Deliverable:

Take a picture of your work and share in the project gallery. Share your improvement with every new word you create. Oh, don't forget to take a picture of your handmade calligraphy pen too!

Let us know which obstacles you faced.

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