Introduction to Modern Script Calligraphy

Bryn Chernoff, Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

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18 Lessons (1h 47m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:02
    • 2. Warm Up

      6:07
    • 3. Welcome!

      4:58
    • 4. Goals and Methods

      3:35
    • 5. Calligraphy Tools

      11:07
    • 6. Workspace

      3:13
    • 7. Using a Nib

      10:36
    • 8. Using a Nib (Part 2)

      7:56
    • 9. Troubleshooting

      8:49
    • 10. Shapes

      8:13
    • 11. Chiseled Nib

      8:58
    • 12. How to Clean a Nib

      1:04
    • 13. Constructing Letterforms

      8:34
    • 14. How to Write Script

      6:59
    • 15. Practicing Script

      2:03
    • 16. Class Project

      8:29
    • 17. The Finished Piece

      4:51
    • 18. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Write a quote or name in a classic modern script

ASSIGNMENT

You'll select a short name, passage, or quotation, then calligraph it in a beautiful modern script. This assignment is a great way to practice your hand at calligraphy while creating something beautiful.

If you're new to calligraphy, consider writing a name or short phrase. Practice it several times so it has the look you want. If you're more experienced, try a few sentences or a full quote.

Share your work in the gallery so we can all learn from each other's styles and inspiration — then do something fun with your phrase! Part of the beauty of calligraphy is how tangible it is. Will you tuck it into a bedroom mirror? Enclose it in a letter to a friend or loved one? Photograph it for eternity?

Tell us your plans in the gallery. I can't wait to see your work.

DELIVERABLE

Upload a photo of your calligraphed phrase to the gallery. Feel free to describe your process and share any plans for your phrase.

RESOURCES

Once you've completed this assignment, be sure to check out my second class, Calligraphy II: Diversifying Your Script Styles!

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