1-2-3 Calligraphy!: Letters and Projects for Beginners and Beyond

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Art - 128 pages
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Kids everywhere will be grabbing their calligraphy pens, because this follow-up to the wildly successful Calligraphy for Kids offers them even more artful fun. Inside they'll find new alphabets--and new ways to render the alphabets they already know--as well as fresh techniques and projects. There's coverage of the basic rules of layout; a review of some of the fundamental skills; advice on changing the weight of italic letters and forming italic capitals; and an introduction to both Swing and Modern Gothic handwriting. With just a little practice, children can make eye-catching signs, design their own personal stationery, address colorful envelopes in elegant script, and create calligraphic pictures and other decorations to hang on the wall.

 

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Contents

PART
5
ITALIC
19
A BRIEF PAUSE FORA
27
SIMPLE ITALIC CAPITALS
35
ITALIC HANDWRITING
44
WRITING IN CAPITALS
61
14
77
STATIONERY
85
20
99
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About the author (2006)

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Eleanor Winters has been exploring New York City on foot for several decades. A commercial and fine artist specializing in calligraphy, she has written five books for calligraphers, all of which are currently in print: Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (3rd ed., Dover Publications, 2001), Calligraphy in Ten Easy Lessons with Laurie Lico (2nd ed., Dover Publications, 2003), Calligraphy for Kids (Sterling Publishing, 2004), 1-2-3 Calligraphy (Sterling Publishing, 2006) and Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy: The Basics and Beyond (Dover Publications, 2011). She also served as editor of The Calligrapher's Engagement Calendar from 1979 to 2005. Eleanor lives half the year in Brooklyn and half in Paris and teaches calligraphy to beginners as well as professionals in Europe and the United States. She exhibits her artwork widely and is represented by the Franklin 54 Gallery + Projects in Manhattan. Eleanor has a master's of art from New York University.

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