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Online Calligraphy Classes
« on: September 27, 2020, 07:54:31 PM »
If there is one good thing to come out of the pandemic it is that the online calligraphy class options have exploded! In case you aren't subscribed to John Neal's newsletter, don't miss all the amazing classes he has listed on his site:

https://www.johnnealbooks.com/prod_detail_list/online-classes

I just signed up for Pat Blair's Ornamental Flourishing Harvest and Holiday.  ;D
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Re: Online Calligraphy Classes
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 02:40:16 PM »
Thank you very much, Erica. I definitely will have a look and see if I can find something for me. Any suggestion for a newbie?


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Re: Online Calligraphy Classes
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 08:48:42 PM »
I will have to take a look at see if anything jumps out.  ;D
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Re: Online Calligraphy Classes
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 07:39:06 PM »
Wow, what a find, Erica!  Pat Blair's class is tempting.  I enjoy her teaching style.

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Re: Online Calligraphy Classes
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2020, 09:11:09 AM »
Good Morning!

Since July Im looking for someone that give free course, to my reality - I cant pay in momento.. I almost find, but the list was full...

If someone have an indication, I will be glad for try.

Here in Brazil, there are some calligraphers, but the price is expensive too, the courses are almost about "Lettering" and I want, in moment, learn Copperplate.

I feel Im in the right way, training every day and basic strokes, but Im afraid use NIB.

Sorry for chose this place to tell about my plans, but I hope here I can have some advice for my questions.

Thanks for sharing and - again - sorry for my English - can have some mistakes..

Goog Fryday and My Best Regards

Roseli :-*

PS: Im publishing my "evolution" - @flyrobrasileira (in Instagram)  :)

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Re: Online Calligraphy Classes
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 07:16:38 AM »
There is a wonderful free source for copperplate lessons.
You can load it directly to iPads and Macs.
If you are PC - you can still get all of the information and videos - through the website and on YouTube.

Dr. Joe Vitolo has given the calligraphic community a wonderful gift:

Script in the Copperplate Style

http://www.zanerian.com

He will have tips on using nibs which should help you.
Remember, if you are having trouble with a nib - you need to find a paper/ink/nib combination that works.
Many people recommend starting with  a Nikko G nib - which is somewhat stiff.
In the beginning, be satisfied with lighter shades.
After you get the feel, you can gradually work on heavier shades.

Post examples of your work if you would like feedback.

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Re: Online Calligraphy Classes
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2020, 11:57:18 AM »
I second Dr. Joe's lessons. They are fantastic and his videos are slow and easy to understand. I also like to watch the videos on Instagram of @anintran. Fantastic. You may have to scroll down a bit to see the Copperplate as she has moved on to broad pen.  :)
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Re: Online Calligraphy Classes
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2020, 09:44:26 AM »
The Washington Calligraphers Guild has a really great virtual lineup early next year.
If you ever wanted to learn with Gemma Black before she retires, she's teaching a two-day Versals class.
And Carrie Imai is teaching a fun Italic variations workshop.
https://www.calligraphersguild.org/workshops/2021/

Right now workshops are available only to members but will be opened up to non-members in early December. I'm the registrar for the WCG, so feel free to ask me questions.

A lot of guilds have been offering great online workshops. I just saw that next Spring 2021 Society of Scribes in NY will be offering a Madarasz workshop with our very own Schin Loong.

I hope students support regional guilds and take these online offerings.