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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:10 pm 
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dd is desparate to learn calligraphy writing. She loves drawing and colouring as such and has had a bit of an introduction to calligraphy last summer via books. But because she is serious about it, I am wondering if there are any short classes out there in the West Midlands area. Have tried the master know all Google but comes up with loads of hits, mainly for adults.

I posted it here, because it is not 11+ related.

thanks guys, for any insight.


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 Post subject: Re: calligraphy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:39 pm 
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Have a look on Pinterest, there are lots of exercises and project ideas. More than a class I think lots of practice is the key.


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 Post subject: Re: calligraphy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:33 pm 
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I taught myself italic calligraphy when I was about 13. Went from ordinary to italic in a few weeks and after month or so totally habit. Try Pinterest or youtube, but I learnt by just 'turning pen almost sideways '


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 Post subject: Re: calligraphy
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:08 pm 
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You can buy calligraphy kits cheap enough. They vary, but can contain differing thicknesses of nibs, a pen and exercise books showing how to form the letters.

Google, you should be able to find some easily enough

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 Post subject: Re: calligraphy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:31 pm 
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thanks guys for helpful responses.
I tried google and it threw up lots of layers of complicated tool kits....

i shall try again.


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 Post subject: Re: calligraphy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:50 pm 
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Try your library.

These are old, but I found them helpful when I was learning:

Italic Calligraphy by LLoyd Reynolds

Anything by George L Thomson

Anything by Rosemary Sassoon

Calligraphy pens by Lamy or Rotring have a nice balance.

To be good at calligraphy, you need correct letter formation, patience and practice. Good luck to your DD.

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 Post subject: Re: calligraphy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:19 pm 
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In the past I have seen Calligraphy pen sets in places like The Works so worth looking - last time they were down the back of the shop near the art type stuff. I was taught Calligraphy at school - we had to do two lessons of handwriting each week - the key to learning is practice and, I would suggest, a good fountain pen, (or specialist calligraphy pen), as that helps with the letter formation.


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 Post subject: Re: calligraphy
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:00 pm 
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Thanks everyone
Will give it a go. Have printed off some worksheets too


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