Calligraphy—from the Greek word for “beautiful writing”—is lovely to look at and a joy to create. Even in today's world of text messaging and digital printing, beautifully written words have a special place. If you have ever wanted to learn how to do calligraphy, but were not sure how to begin, this is the course for you.
Here you will learn the basics of calligraphy gradually as you create projects that are easy, satisfying, and fun! You will also be encouraged to experiment, play, and even break the rules a little, as you develop your own personal style of beautiful writing.
The materials needed to do calligraphy are very simple: ink, pen, and paper. However, choosing the right ink, the right pen, and the right paper is not always as simple, especially when you are just beginning.
This course will help you navigate the wide array of calligraphy products available and show you which tools and supplies are a pleasure to use and which deliver consistent, high-quality results. You will be happy to discover that having good materials to work with is a major first step on your way to creating beautiful calligraphy.
In this course, you will also learn the essential skills and techniques that all calligraphers use. Most of these skills are very simple, such as learning how to hold the pen, and how to position the writing paper. However, these skills may not seem obvious at first, and they do require practice. Throughout this course, you will find suggestions for practicing the skills you learn in ways that are fun and relaxing, and that will spark your creativity.
Many beginners get discouraged when starting to learn calligraphy because their early efforts are not “perfect.” The aim of this course is to inspire you to explore and develop a style of writing that is “personal” rather than “perfect.” You are encouraged to experiment, play, and keep an open mind—skills essential for any artist. It is a commonly known fact that no two calligraphers can write exactly alike, no matter how skilled and experienced they are. So, do not feel like you have to copy every project in this course exactly. Instead, use this course as a guide for developing your penmanship skills and as a source of inspiration for allowing your own beautiful writing to flow.
Calligraphy Syllabus In Detail
Week 01 - Basic Strokes
Week 02 - Small Alphabets
Week 03 - Advance Strokes
Week 04 - Capital Alphabets
Week 05 - Numbers
Week 06 - Sentences