Modern Calligraphy: Getting Started, Tools & Exercises

Sheila B, Letterer + Maker

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7 Videos (25m)
    • Class Intro

    • Tool You Need

    • Learning The Practice Strokes

    • Lowercase Letters

    • Uppercase Letters

    • Putting It All Together

    • Project


About This Class

This is an introductory class on modern script calligraphy. You will learn about the tools, different types of nibs, holders, inks, papers and how to use each of them. It's for everyone who wants to write in modern script calligraphy for their creative works or just for fun. 

We will start by discussing the tools that you need to get started. Then we will look into different curves and practice strokes to get you started. Then I will introduce you to the letterforms, and how you can form ligatures, upstrokes and downstrokes for each individual letterforms.

I have attached a practice sheet too. You can find it in the project description page for this class. You can print it and practice it again and again. You can try different styles based on the basic letterforms. You can find it here.

At the end, I will discuss and introduce you briefly how you can form different words, phrases and quotes to apply what you have practiced and learnt. We will do lots of flourishing and writing in this short 40-minutes class. Overall, it's a fun and easy way to learn modern script calligraphy.

66 of 70 students recommendSee All

Good for the very first lettering class and understanding how to use the pen.
Great basics to calligraphy, broken down into small steps....a kit list would be useful to have to know what to buy too....
Thank you very much for this class. I had pretty bad results in the beginning and your class helped me to figure out how the pen should be positioned towards the paper correctly. Actually I´m writing with my left hand, so sometimes it gets a little messy :D hopefully it´ll get better!





Sheila B

Letterer + Maker

I love doing calligraphy, lettering, illustrations and making things.

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