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Italic Calligraphy Class


 Weekend Class at Art Central
1329 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo

Discovering Italic Calligraphy with Pilot Parallel Pens

Dates: Sat and Sun August 12th and 13th

Time: 12:30 to 3 pm

Fee $45 for two classes.  Payable in class. Materials included, students, bring your Pilot Parallel pens available at Art Central.


Learn basics of Italic Script using Pilot Parallel Pens. Suggested size 2.4 mm. Italic Script is a versatile and fun style created with the broad edge of a fountain pen.

Review and demonstration of upper and lower case letters using lining guides, exemplars and practice patterns. Suitable for beginners or tune up session for experienced calligraphers. Class size limited to 8.


text or email Mary Lou Johnson to register

805-441-3246 email

Speedball Textbook 25th Edition.jpg



Great examples of pointed pen

lettering in this edition of the

Speedball Textbook

Best book for beginners: Speedball Textbook

Available in Art Central, Michaels or your favorite art store. 

Books for lettering ideas and inspiration

  • Scribe: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens. 

  • Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht. 

  • The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing Zaner-Blosser. My favorite exemplars for Copperplate/Roundhand

Online Calligraphers to follow









Calligraphy Masters

Schin Loong,

Pointed Pen Calligraphy 101: Modern Calligraphy Tips $ Tricks

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