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Introduction to Modern Brush Calligraphy

Kimberly Shrack, Modern Calligraphy & Illustration

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15 Videos (1h 24m)
    • Introduction to Modern Brush Calligraphy

      0:38
    • Welcome & Materials

      1:21
    • Calligraphy Basics

      5:53
    • Grip & Movement

      13:44
    • 10 Basic Strokes

      9:14
    • Lower Case Letters with the V Shape

      5:02
    • Lower Case Letters with the O Shape

      5:05
    • Lower Case Letters with the Upward Loop

      5:15
    • Lower Case Letters with an Upstroke or Downstroke

      3:22
    • Remaining Letters of the Lower Case Alphabet

      2:50
    • Lowercase Review & Uppercase Alphabet

      5:11
    • Connecting Letters

      12:52
    • Brush Pen Review

      11:24
    • Class Project

      1:28
    • Wrap Up

      0:23
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About This Class

Do you swoon over pretty letters? Do time-lapse videos of calligraphy make you weak in the knees? Do you wish you could join in on the fun? Join Kim from Manayunk Calligraphy in this Introduction to Modern Brush Calligraphy to learn how to transform a brush marker into a magic wand capable of creating Instagram-worthy masterpieces.

In this course, you'll learn:

- proper grip, posture and movement
- 10 basic strokes - the building blocks of the lowercase alphabet
- how to script the lowercase alphabet
- how to properly connect letters
- the ins and outs of different brush pens (and where to find them)
- tips and tricks from a professional calligrapher

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Brush Pens Used in Class

In this class, I demo several brush pens. Here is a full list - click the link to pick up yours online!

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Kimberly Shrack

Modern Calligraphy & Illustration

I studied art history and studio art in college at Indiana University, and graduated in 2009. That just so happened to be riiiight as the US economy collapsed. No one could find jobs – especially not those of us with art degrees. So I did what I thought I should do: I went to grad school in Boston to study something “practical.” Two years and tons of student debt later, I had a master’s in public relations. I found the ideal job for this new persona I crafted when I mo...

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