Introduction to Modern Script Calligraphy

Bryn Chernoff, Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

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17 Videos (1h 47m)
    • Introduction

      1:02
    • Warm Up

      6:07
    • Welcome!

      4:58
    • Goals and Methods

      3:35
    • Calligraphy Tools

      11:07
    • Workspace

      3:13
    • Using a Nib

      10:36
    • Using a Nib (Part 2)

      7:56
    • Troubleshooting

      8:49
    • Shapes

      8:13
    • Chiseled Nib

      8:58
    • How to Clean a Nib

      1:04
    • Constructing Letterforms

      8:34
    • How to Write Script

      6:59
    • Practicing Script

      2:03
    • Class Project

      8:29
    • The Finished Piece

      4:51

About This Class

Curious about calligraphy? Join Paperfinger founder Bryn Chernoff for a warm and inviting introductory class on the tools, techniques, and best practices to transform your handwriting into beautiful calligraphy script!

Always welcoming and encouraging, Bryn covers all the details aspiring calligraphers need to get started. From materials and setting up a workspace to basic shapes, line widths, movement, and connecting individual letters, this class is a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable guide.

Plus, with 7 Skillshare-exclusive practice pages, a guide for straight lines, and countless inspiration photos, there’s no clearer introduction to the world of nibs, ink, and beautiful writing.

By the end, you'll write a meaningful name, quotation, or passage in a simple calligraphy script. This enjoyable project is a perfect way to spend time with words you love, grow your calligraphy skills, and practice making artistic decisions in pursuit of beautiful handwriting.

  

Curious about calligraphy? Be sure to explore the other classes in this series!

 

 

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Wonderfully detailed for beginners! :)
Great course! I have watched it 2 or 3 times and sometimes when I have no time for Calligraphy I'm watching parts of the course just to see hand movements, pressure, materials and it's useful too! :)
Learned so much! Love this class!

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Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

Bryn Chernoff started her calligraphy studio Paperfinger out of a true love for writing by hand. Paperfinger provides modern, hand-drawn calligraphy and illustration for everything from weddings and events to graphic design projects, keepsakes, commercial and custom work.

Her work has been featured in Town & Country, Real Simple, The New York Times, Refinery29, Cool Hunting, Martha Stewart Weddings, Swiss Miss, 100 Layer Cake, and countless others. In 2013, she was featured by The Knot...

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