NOLAA Library Book Description



Calligraphy School

by Gaynor Goffe and Anna Ravenscroft

CALLIGRAPHY SCHOOL is a complete practical course for beginners in this highly satisfying craft. This Reader’s Digest Learn-As-You-Go Guide opens the door to a whole range of creative possibilities in the field of broad-pen calligraphy, the most popular and versatile type of calligraphy.

Here you will be guided through your first strokes with a pencil to more advanced work with pen and ink in a variety of traditional scripts. You will learn how to select tools and materials appropriate for your stage of learning. Throughout the book structured exercises and practical step-by-step demonstrations help you to put your new skills into action.

This book also offers a detailed examination of eight projects, showing how practicing calligraphers approach the most popular subjects from first ideas to the finished piece. Each project ends with a gallery of work by leading calligraphers, to show the breadth of interpretive opportunities available.

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