Introduction to Modern Script Calligraphy Premium class

Bryn Chernoff, Paperfinger Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering

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17 Videos (1h 47m)
    • Introduction

    • Warm Up

    • Welcome!

    • Goals and Methods

    • Calligraphy Tools

    • Workspace

    • Using a Nib

    • Using a Nib (Part 2)

    • Troubleshooting

    • Shapes

    • Chiseled Nib

    • How to Clean a Nib

    • Constructing Letterforms

    • How to Write Script

    • Practicing Script

    • Class Project

    • The Finished Piece


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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Good quality, but beginner-only content (lots of waffle). Nothing that one wouldn't be able to find on the internet for free. Been doing calligraphy for about a year now, and this video series does not teach a very essential lesson - Calligraphy is about DISCIPLINE. Learn the proper scripts first (i.e. Engrosser's script, Spencerian), and then go on experimenting with modern styles. Also, consider buying "The Calligrapher's Bible" and write out Gothic and Copperplate hands many times. Visit the IAMPETH website - they have a ton of free guides and old books, all for free.
Nick S

Nick S

Very detailed and clear explanations; definitely worth watching if you're wanting to improve your calligraphy.





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.