Laura Lavender

Modern Pointed-Pen Calligraphy

Laura Lavender
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Meet calligrapher Laura Lavender and begin class with a brief introduction to hand-lettering using some examples. Laura then goes over the tools and materials you'll need to get started, including pens, nibs and more.
Get to know your pen and nib by practicing a few exercises. Find out how they work together to create strokes that, later on, you'll use to form letters and words. And, develop a key understanding of letter and line anatomy, and how it affects your font style.
Laura teaches you minuscules in groups that are based on similar shape and stroke formations. Learn to create and connect letters, and spot stroke similarities, which will help you form words in future calligraphy projects.
Finally, tackle majuscules as Laura demonstrates making the swelled downstroke and oval shape. Afterwards, she'll go through the alphabet from A to Z, share some additional variations and show you how to create numbers and symbols.
4 Lessons
2  hrs 6  mins

Express yourself through the art of calligraphy.

In an increasingly digital world, the tangible feeling of a handwritten note is both personal and meaningful. Join artist Laura Lavender as she teaches you the basics of modern calligraphy and hand lettering. You’ll explore a range of tools and techniques to form letters, words, symbols and more.

Laura Lavender

Laura Lavender is an artist from Vancouver Island, Canada, and author of the best-selling book "Creative Lettering & Beyond.” Since 2008, Laura has served as a calligrapher and illustrator for numerous greeting card companies and fashion designers. Her work has been featured in many books, magazines and other publications.

Laura Lavender

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