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Modern Brush Calligraphy: Learn the Rules and Break Them

Jennifer Chandra, Calligraphy, Watercolor and Design

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12 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Basic Rules, Guide, and Strokes

    • 4. Lowercase Letters

    • 5. Uppercase Letters

    • 6. Connecting Letters

    • 7. Break the Rules 1: Bouncy

    • 8. Break the Rules 2: Spacing

    • 9. Break the Rules 3: Flourish

    • 10. Layout a Phrase

    • 11. Bonus: Watercolor Splash

    • 12. Project

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About This Class


“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” —Pablo Picasso

The art of calligraphy is getting more popular these days. You might have seen plenty of gorgeous artwork out there and wanting to try it on your own. Good news is, yes, anyone can learn it!

The best thing about learning modern brush calligraphy is that you learn the rules for the purpose of breaking them later on. The rules are not merely for you to follow, but to understand the basic so that you can explore ways to beautifully write the letters and find your own style.

In this class, you will learn about the basic of modern brush calligraphy, such as basic strokes, writing lowercase and uppercase, and how to connect letters to form a word. You will also learn ways to break the rules to infuse personality into your calligraphy.

By the end of the class, you will have the knowledge of the basic rules and ready to break it like a pro! You can use this skill to create your own DIY cards, wall art and more. I also hope you will be able to find your own joy in doing calligraphy after taking my class.

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Jennifer Chandra

Calligraphy, Watercolor and Design

Hello! My name is Jennifer, founder of Glimpse of Blessings. I am a graphic designer by day and calligrapher at night (well, actually any other time!). I have been doing calligraphy since 2017 and create custom calligraphy artworks for many lovely clients. I started Glimpse of Blessings when I was working in Singapore. After I got married in 2018, I move to Bay Area in California, USA and continue doing calligraphy here.

I specialize in modern brush calligraphy, often pairing my a...

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