Calligraphy for Beginners 3 – The Brush Pen Letters

Jackson Alves, Letterer, calligrapher and teacher, from Brazil

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12 Videos (1h 8m)
    • Trailer 1

    • Class 01

    • Class 02

    • Class 03

    • Class 04

    • Class 05

    • Class 06

    • Class 07

    • Class 08

    • Class 09

    • Class 10

    • See you soon


About This Class


Calligraphy for beginners is a three class sequence for anyone who wants to start studying calligraphy. This is the final part of that sequence.

This class is about writing Brush Letters. Brush letters are a more freehand style than Italics or Foundational Hand, and there is a lot more freedom and wiggle room when writing in this style compared to the others. Because of this, and to make the learning process easier and more consistent, we'll use the same skeleton from the last class, the Italic letters.

So, what are you waiting for? Your calligraphy isn’t getting any better just reading this text! Join me to finish honing your basic calligraphy skills so we can move on to really interesting stuff. ;)


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Most "calligraphy" classes on Skillshare lack attention to the most crucial aspect of calligraphy -- proper letterforms as a basis for beautiful writing. Alves' focus on proper letterforms is what makes his class stand out. Learn from professionals with years of experience if you want to train your eye, not amateurs.
Awesome class, highly recommended.
I love this class. It gives you good instructions on the basics of brush lettering you can't really seem to find on skillshare. Rewatched every class more than 10 times to get into the details. I recommend though if you are not using the workbook provided with the class to create your own guidelines. Makes it a lot easier to see where the strokes go. (take it from the stubborn guy writing this review) Front to end, taking in mind there are also 2 more classes like this on real calligraphy. 10+ to you good sir!





Jackson Alves

Letterer, calligrapher and teacher, from Brazil

Jackson Alves is a letterer, calligrapher and teacher based in Brazil. After graduating in 2003 with a degree in Graphic Design, Jackson has accumulated over 15 years of experience, working locally and internationally. In the last five years, Jackson has made his mark in the typography world, collaborating with clients from Brazil, the USA, the UK, France, Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. Jackson’s background in calligraphy has shaped his lettering style, with fluid and graceful curves, bold style choices, and a keen eye for aesthetics. As well as being published in multiple design blogs, books and magazines, Jackson was awarded the 10th Graphic Design Biennial in Brazil in 2013, also the Type Directors Club “Certificate of Typographic Excellence” in 2016 and was featured as “Member of the Month” of TDC on December 2016. Jackson continues to grow as an artist and encouraging others as well, teaching workshops around the world.