Classic Calligraphy for Beginners

Classic Calligraphy for Beginners : Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Copperplate and Spencerian Scripts - 25+ Simple, Modern Projects for Pointed Nib, Pen, and Brush

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Classic Calligraphy for Beginners introduces the fundamental techniques for mastering two classic calligraphic scripts, Copperplate and Spencerian, plus easy-to-follow exercises and fun, modern projects.

Guided by instructions and illustrations by noted calligraphy artist and teacher Younghae Chung, you will:

Get a detailed yet concise overview of tools, supplies, and terminology
Try out your materials with basic warm-ups and nib exercises
Learn the essential principles or strokes and create the lowercase and uppercase letters of the featured scripts
Take your letters to the next level and add flourishes with confidence
Explore brush pens and non-flexible writing tools to emulate the look of calligraphy on large-scale and unusual surfaces
Reinforce core skills by applying the scripts to a variety of simple, modern projects on paper, wood, glass, fabric, and other surfaces, and get inspiring tips on how to add beautiful details that lend a modern touch
Find sample guide sheets for Copperplate, Spencerian, and brush calligraphy

Discover the timeless beauty of calligraphy with Classic Calligraphy for Beginners.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 9.4mm | 599g
  • United States
  • English
  • 250 color photos
  • 1631599844
  • 9781631599842
  • 38,690

Table of contents

* Recommended Tools and Materials
* Preparing to Write
* Troubleshooting
* Introduction to Copperplate
* Using and Understanding Guidelines
* Warm-up Exercises and Nib Exercises
* Lowercase Basic Strokes
* How to Square Tops and Bottoms
* Lowercase Letters by Group
* Lowercase Letters Exemplar
* Connecting Letters
* Uppercase Basic Strokes
* Uppercase Letters by Group
* Uppercase Letters Exemplar
* Introduction to Spencerian
* Using and Understanding Guidelines
* Lowercase Principles
* Lowercase Letters by Group
* Lowercase Letters Exemplar
* Uppercase Principles
* Uppercase Letters by Group
* Uppercase Letters Exemplar
* What Is Flourishing?
* Flourishing Lowercase Letters
* Flourishing Uppercase Letters
* Brush Lettering
* Faux Calligraphy
* Wax Seal Place Cards
* Variation: Place Card on Handmade Paper
* Personalized Menu
* Cheeseboard Food Labels
* Gold-Trimmed Gift Tags
* "Thank You" Cards
* Birth Details Photo Mat
* Frosted Winter Wreath Design
* Variation: "Noel" Wreath Design
* Addressing Envelopes
* Personalized Outer Envelope
* "Happy Birthday" Banner Signage
* Cake Topper
* Gift Wrapping Paper
* Personalized Kraft Notebooks
* Bookmark
* Vision Board
* Multicolored Alphabet Print
* Event Table Card
* Capiz Shell Place Cards
* Personalized Ornaments
* Monogrammed Pen Pouch
* Heart-Shaped "Love" Card
* Marble Coasters
* Garden Labels
* "Welcome" Wooden Signage
Sample Guide Sheets
About the Author
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Review quote

"Beautifully and instructively illustrated throughout, Classic Calligraphy for Beginners is a complete and comprehensive instruction guide and 'how to' manual for the novice calligrapher." * Midwest Book Review *
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About Younghae Chung

Younghae Chung is a classically trained calligrapher, teacher, and creative entrepreneur. After working in a New York City advertising agency and nonprofit organization, she decided to pursue her passion for the arts and teaching and launched Logos Calligraphy & Design. Younghae's mission is to keep penmanship alive by sharing her joy and love of writing, creating, and offering resources to help others learn a timeless craft. She has taught thousands of students, both in-person and online, connecting with and cultivating a diverse community of students from more than 35 countries worldwide. Find out more about Younghae's work and classes on her website and on Instagram (@logos_calligraphy), Facebook (@logoscalligraphy), and YouTube (Logos Calligraphy). She is based in southern California.
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