Classic Calligraphy for Beginners: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Copperplate and Spencerian Scripts - 25+ Simple, Modern Projects for Pointed Nib, Pen, and Brush (Paperback)
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
About the Author
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 LogosCalligraphy.com and on Instagram (@logos_calligraphy), Facebook (@logoscalligraphy), and YouTube (Logos Calligraphy). She is based in southern California.
"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