You’re on your way to becoming a calligraphy pro. You already have the basics down. Now, step it up a notch with pointed pen calligraphy techniques. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to create pretty invites, greeting cards and envelopes addressed to your loved ones.
Intended as a follow-up to Calligraphy 101, you’ll learn the following in this class: A recap of calligraphic techniques, how to mix your own gouache, address envelopes with perfect alignment, and transform your calligraphy artwork into digital files for print.
Oh, by the way, once you purchase the class, we’ll send a confirmation with a link to watch the class. Your access never expires, and you can continue to access the class from the email link or from your Orders page.
- Connecting Letters
- Mixing Gouache
- Addressing Envelopes
- Preparing To Digitize
- Digitizing + Final Remarks
All you need to take this course are the supplies listed below and the class worksheets prepared by Lauren that are available for download after purchase.
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO TAKE THE CLASS:
- Oblique Pen
- Zebra G Nibs
- Black Sumi Ink (Yasutomo)
- Ink Pot
- Opera Rose Gouache (Winsor & Newton)
- White Ink (Dr. Ph. Martin’s)
- Envelopes (Light Color) - Size A7
- Envelopes (Dark Color) - Size A7
- Marker Paper (Canson)
- Scratch Paper (or Post-it Big Pad)
- Artograph Light Pad
- Washi Tape
- Paper Towels
- Computer & Scanner
- Adobe Illustrator
CLASS WORKSHEETS INCLUDE:
- Grid for Addressing Envelopes
- Diagonal Practice Grid
- Practice Sentence
- Common Words
- Examples of All 50 States
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Are you a lefty? If so, don't you worry. This class will still work for you!
About the Instructor
Lauren Essl is the founder of Blue Eye Brown Eye, a calligraphy and design studio based in Fort Worth, TX. Her work has been featured on blogs like Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Grey Likes Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, and Wedding Chicks. Did we mention that her stationery has been sold nationwide at Anthropologie stores? We totally want her perfect penmanship. Luckily, Lauren is here to share her know-how with Y-O-U!