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Offline Christo

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Re: Spencerian online class
« Reply #90 on: December 17, 2015, 08:54:00 AM »
That's good to hear! Yes, at the moment I'm planning on doing all the assignments although I'm not the most patient person when it comes to drills.

Seeing a video on spencerian last year was the reason I discovered the pointed pen & my little obsession with calligraphy began, however I ended up learning copperplate (or something that resembles it) because an oval for me is so much easier (or more natural to me) than those crazy little spencerian hooks / angles which I can never get right!

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Offline AmyNeub

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Re: Spencerian online class
« Reply #91 on: December 17, 2015, 02:42:03 PM »
I hope people take this class. She is great! I learned proper Spencerian from her and gilding too.

Also I know that there are a lot of younger/less experience calligraphy teachers now. Classes are popping up left and right.

I have a background in teaching and taught for over 12 years, so I have an opinion being a professional student/teacher myself. When it comes to taking classes I like to take classes from instructors that have be doing calligraphy/the subject matter for a very long time, like some longer than I have been alive. Why? Because they not only teach you the proper letter forms etc., but they also tell you EVERYTHING they have used, hints, practice, drills and details that I have not experienced. They have knowledge and share it. When I am at home I remember things that have said, "Oval into an oval, into an oval, etc.", Harvest Crittenden and "Begin with a whisper and exit with a whisper", Jake Weidmann. I can even hear the instructors voices in my head. In college classes, I get upset when I get a newbie college professor too, only because they are still learning themselves.

Thanks for reading my humble opinion. Take it or leave it.