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Introduction to Calligraphy

with Fullosophie and Bianca Mascorro

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About The Class

calligraphy: a beginner’s guide.

Calligraphy adds creative flair to correspondence, parties, decorations, art projects, and more. Learn more about this ancient art that is still popular today in Introduction to Calligraphy with Bianca Mascorro.

Bianca will introduce you to the basic calligraphy alphabet and teach you beginner techniques you can use to practice making letter forms. You’ll learn about the tools and materials every calligrapher needs and how to hold and use the pen, starting with basic strokes.

If you want to add special a flourish to your handwritten projects, Introduction to Calligraphy is the perfect place to start.

This class was produced in partnership with Fullosophie, an experiential and workshop-based business for creatives.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Materials Overview

    04:48
  2. 02

    Using the Pen

    06:34
  3. 03

    The Basic Strokes

    12:22
  4. 04

    Forming Lowercase Letters

    19:26
  5. 05

    Forming Uppercase Letters

    17:57
  6. 06

    Forming Numbers

    08:02

Meet Your Experts

Fullosophie

Fullosophie is a hands-on learning company based out of San Francisco and Dallas. Started by two child-hood friends who saw a need to provide hands-on learning experiences in a fun and beautiful environment. Fullosophie provides a platform for everyday creatives ... read more

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Bianca Mascorro

Bianca Mascorro is a calligrapher, letterer, and designer living in Northern California. She loves pencils, paper, pointed pens, pixels, ink, teaching, and is trying to love to vacuum after adopting a darling but shed-prone corgi. Her college years were spent ... read more

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  • Catherine Moore

    Catherine Moore

    June 2017

    I was immediately drawn to this class because the camera work caught the find detail I was looking for. Love the calligraphy style itself and seeing each letter drawn with Bianca's explanation of why certain things are done, such as relationships to lines, was very helpful. I had been looking online for very specific information on pen angle AND nib angle, and this video cleared up some questions I had. Also, information concerning how much ink to use (covering the vent hole) solved another issue I was having. I also like that Bianca emphasized the basic strokes for daily practice. Also Bianca explained how she stops and starts for specific letters and this helped me figure out some issues I was having. This is my favorite of 5 online calligraphy courses I have done online! Thanks for offering it.

  • Creativelive Student

    June 2016

    I found this class incredibly helpful. In fact, after this class I hand-addressed all of my wedding invitation envelopes using the calligraphy skills and materials I learned here. They turned out beautifully, I got a ton of compliments, and I didn't have to pay a professional hundreds of dollars to do it! The course itself is focused and packed with information. I liked it so much I bought another course from the instructor. I haven't taken it yet, but I'm looking forward to doing it this fall when my work schedule eases up a bit.

  • Christine Yun

    Christine Yun

    August 2016

    Great class for introductory calligraphy! The camera angles make it easy for you to really study her hand strokes too. She teaches you the basic strokes and goes through each alphabet so it's the perfect speed to follow and practice along to. One thing I wish I had done was bought the proper calligraphy pens with the nibs, along with the calligraphy lined paper.

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