Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy Premium class

Molly Jacques, Calligraphy | Lettering

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14 Videos (50m)
    • Trailer

      01:21
    • Pen Holders, Nibs

      05:49
    • Ink and Paper

      03:49
    • Prepare and Care, Putting Together Your Pen

      03:28
    • Holding Your Pen

      01:24
    • Constructing The /, U, S, and, O Shapes

      01:51
    • Finding The Templates

      00:41
    • Lower and Uppercase Letters

      03:56
    • Numbers and Symbols

      03:10
    • Flourishes

      02:12
    • My Style Journey

      05:23
    • Develop a style

      05:45
    • Extra tips and tricks | Composing words

      05:26
    • Extra tips and tricks | Custom color

      06:08

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About This Class

Interested in a beginner's crash course in the basics of modern calligraphy, but have no idea how to start? This class starts at the very beginning, covering the basic tools and preliminary knowledge of modern, pointed-pen calligraphy and giving you a solid understanding of how to compose a truly unique alphabet!

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Within the design community, there has been a rise in demand for basic and advanced calligraphy skills to use in a variety of ways, from wedding calligraphy to typeface design. Through this class, you'll strengthen your eye for design, typographic detail, and distinctiveness.

In a world bombarded by images and lettering thousands of times a day, coming across an image of true distinctiveness is something to cherish. Create that moment.

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What You'll Learn

This class is divided into four progressive units: Understanding the Tools, Learning Letter Structure, Learning the Alphabet, and Developing a Style.

What You'll Do

You'll create a one-of-a-kind alphabet in a modern calligraphy style and develop a set of skills for bringing a persuasive, personal script to any personal project, wedding or otherwise!

What You'll Need

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Looking for Calligraphy II? Check out Molly Suber Thorpe's Digitizing Calligraphy: From Sketch to Vector (Calligraphy II)

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Great beginner class!
Great introduction to modern calligraphy. It feels like it leaves me hanging a little so I wish there was more to the class in general. Very good start to a thorough and complete class, though!
I like this course as it is simple to follow, the templates included are a great help when practising and the results are quite good from the beginning, even though practice is needed to achieve a fluent and armonious writing.

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Molly Jacques

Calligraphy | Lettering

Molly is a typographical artist with a strong emphasis on calligraphy and hand lettering. Her calligraphy and lettering aren't limited to one outlet: she's worked on a wide array of projects, including typeface design, editorial hand lettering, illustration, and wedding calligraphy for clients such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Conde Nast publications, and Ford. 

She currently lives and works in Detroit, Michigan alongside her husband and two pups. 

For more information, a list of interviews, and a selected client list, visit her online portfolio