French Cursive Calligraphy - Learning the lower case letters | Mary-Jane Roussel | Skillshare

French Cursive Calligraphy - Learning the lower case letters

Mary-Jane Roussel

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11 Videos (42m)
    • Introduction

    • The tools we'll use

    • Keepin' it straight (Guidelines)

    • How to get the most out of this course

    • Some exercises to begin

    • Lower case 1: straight stems

    • Lower case 2: letters with loops

    • Lower case 3: round letters

    • Lower case 4: the oddballs

    • Lower case sampler

    • And afterwards ... ?


About This Class

Learn traditional pen-and-ink calligraphy in the French Cursive style using a broad nib

If you like calligraphy, and the French Cursive style appeals to you, then this course is for you.

Here's how it works: after the introduction and three general information lectures, you will learn how to form each letter through video demonstrations. Exercise sheets are provided so that you can sharpen your skills through repeated practice. There are 5 lessons dedicated to learning how to form each letter (lower case, numbers and punctuation).

Next, a sampler sheet is proposed so that you can rewrite the letters of the alphabet, this time in order.

In the projects section, why don't you print a clean sheet of guidelines and write your favourite saying in French Cursive? 

Twofollow-up courses are already in the works : Upper Case Letters and then another one entitled "French Cursive Calligraphy - A Tour of France". They will be published in a logical sequence, following this one.

In our "tour of France" in French Cursive, we will move down through the alphabet, starting with Avignon, going next to Bordeaux, then Cannes ... all the way down to Zoza! As there are 26 letters in the alphabet, there are 26 lectures in this part of the course.

These courses will appeal to beginners and those with an intermediate level in calligraphy, although even the most advanced calligraphers will enjoy the Tour of France.

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Hello. Allow me introduce myself: my name is Mary-Jane Roussel. I’m Canadian -- and French! I come from the Kawarthas (in Ontario) and live in the South of France. I’m the chief-cook-and-bottle-washer at creatuto.

I head up a non-profit group called Pleins et Déliés, based in Jonquerettes. (C’mon, say it right! Pronounce it “Plennes eh Day-lee-ay”.) In addition to managing the website, I do occasional classes for adults in our pitto...

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