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12 Videos (1h 11m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction

    • Experiment and Play!

    • Style 1: Modern Angular

    • Style 2: Rounded Curving

    • Technique: Adding Flourishes

    • Style Madlibs (Custom Styles)

    • Materials, Colors, Pens, and Inks

    • Choosing the Perfect Style

    • Working with Clients

    • Writing a Letter

    • Addressing an Envelope


About This Class

Find your own beautiful, calligraphic style in this one-hour class with calligrapher Bryn Chernoff! Always welcoming and encouraging, she shows how to explore a range of angular and curved styles, add flourishes, and transform a simple letter and envelope into a treasured keepsake.

By the end, you'll script your own letter and envelope. Whether you choose your own words or transcribe an inspirational letter you love, you'll have a beautiful piece of writing to enjoy or share with a friend.

This class is a follow-up to Calligraphy I: Writing in Classic Modern Script. It's recommended that students take that introductory class or have some basic familiarity with calligraphy. It's perfect for beginners looking for a challenge as well as intermediate students!

Be sure to also check out the third class in this series: Calligraphy III: Experimenting with Layouts, Surfaces, and Digitization!

171 of 172 students recommendSee All

Very nice and interesting class!!
Great thoughts and resources about creating a personal script. Really good class offerings from Bryn. I have learned so much. The practical business/client advice is so appreciated.
Loved this class! The way as Bryn explains all the topics, is very nice and the plus is that besides gives so many helpful tips through all the videos!! Congratulations for your kindness and helpful way that you teach calligraphy.
Angelica Venegas

I love to create and design, for make others happy





Bryn Chernoff

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 in their "Best of Weddings."

Sharing her love for calligraphy, Bryn also leads a number of workshops and offers private instruction. To follow her work, explore her Paperfinger portfolio, online shop, and blog papertastebuds.