Italic Calligraphy and Pointed Pen Classes at ART CENRAL 1329 Monterery Street, San Luis Obispo
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Discovering Italic Calligraphy 

1 Day Class, Saturday, June 25th

Noon to 4 pm Class size Limited to 6 

Learn the basics of Italic Script using a Pilot Parallel Pen (2.4 mm) Upper and lower case letters will be reviewed and demonstrated. Italic letters are fun to write, a great choice for many creative projects. We will explore the versatility of the Pilot Pens featuring a broad edge. Bring your favorite short quotation suitable for a weathergram.

To enroll, contact Mary Lou Johnson,

email mljohnson805@att.net

mary@mjohnsondesign.com

text to 805-441-3246

Fee: $35 + $5 material fee payable in class

Materials list will be provided with class enrollment. All supplies available at Art Central.

Casual Pointed Pen

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1 Day Class, Saturday, July 16

Noon to 4 pm Class size Limited to 6 

An easy introduction to cursive style lettering with a pointed pen. Practical guide to lettering capitals and miniscules will be focus of the class. Suitable for those new to a pointed pen and great review for those who are experienced

with Copperplate and pointed pen.

Bring a few envelopes for tips and tricks of addressing envelopes

To enroll, contact Mary Lou Johnson,

email mljohnson805@att.net

mary@mjohnsondesign.com

text to 805-441-3246

Fee: $35 + $5 material fee payable in class

Pen holders will be provided with class enrollment. Other oblique holders will be on hand for try outs. All supplies available at Art Central.

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CLASS

RESOURCES

Best book for beginners: Speedball Textbook

Available in Art Central, Michaels or your favorite art store. This book may come with a kit including felt tip markers for practice

Additional books for lettering ideas and inspiration

  • The Anatomy of Letters by Charles Pearce

  • The Art of Calligraphy by David Harris

  • Scribe: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens. The ultimate in full color illustrated book of letterforms, personal work as well as type design.

  • Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht. For crafters, Cardmakers and Journal Artists

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

  • The Universal Penman by George Bickham

  • Join the Society for Calligraphy in Los Angeles, www.societyforcalligraphy.org or a calligraphy guild near you.