Introduction to Modern Calligraphy
Everything you need to know to start writing beautiful modern calligraphy.
Learn the wonderful art of Modern Calligraphy with the artist Andrea Casals.
This online workshop is perfect for beginners. Don’t worry if you don’t have a good hand-writing or an artistic experience because Andrea will guide you step by step teaching you all the need-to-know details of Modern Calligraphy in order for you to be able to create at home the beautiful thin and thick lines so characteristic of this art using a straight pen holder and a professional nib!
During this course, Andrea will walk you through the best tools and materials, the proper technique to hold your straight pen-holder, how to prepare, maintain and clean your nibs, how to ink and create thin and thick lines using your professional calligraphy pen-holder.
- A series of videos featuring guided instructions on learning the basics of modern calligraphy from Andrea Casals
- All the information about pen-holders, nibs, inks, cleaning and maintenance of the nibs, proper holding technique, plus additional tips on papers.
- A detailed video instruction with warm-up exercises, how to letter an uppercase alphabet and numbers sample.
- A PDF file with a summary of the lesson instructions plus practice sheets with warm-up exercises, one of Andrea’s uppercase and a lowercase alphabets and numbers samples.
Andrea has loved to draw ever since she was a kid but she didn't think of her hobby as something more than just that until she became a mom while living in Brooklyn, NY and her whole life and career changed.
Besides keeping a blog where she drew comics about her motherhood experience, she soon started creating illustrations for baby nurseries.
Curiosity has always led her creative path; she's a self-taught artist that has been taking classes in many different techniques and mediums: from watercolors to art journaling, from pattern-design to hand-lettering. And that's how she discovered Calligraphy and she fell in love with it.
Particularly with the Modern Calligraphy style, which she feels still like drawing but in this case, letters.
She has been teaching workshops since 2016, she loves to prepare each workshop as a special experience for her students, where they could be surrounded by pretty things and feel inspired by the beautiful dance of the pen, nib and ink creating those wonderful thin and thick lines.
StartWelcome to Modern Calligraphy (1:46)
StartCourse Preparations and Materials
StartLesson 1: About the Pen Holder (3:44)
StartLesson 2: About the Nibs (1:10)
StartLesson 3: Preparing your Nibs (2:36)
StartLesson 4: Assembling your Pen (2:03)
StartLesson 5: Cleaning your Nibs (4:09)
StartLesson 6: Holding your Pen (4:32)
StartLesson 7: Inking Your Nib (0:44)
StartLesson 8: Creating the Thick and Thin Lines (1:16)
StartLesson 9: Warm-up Exercises (7:11)
StartLesson 10: Alphabet Sample (10:19)
StartLesson 11: Numbers (2:33)
StartLesson 12: Tips on Choosing Calligraphy Paper (4:17)
StartFinal Thoughts (1:35)