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Calligraphy 101

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:16 PM EDT
Calligraphy 101 story image
by Barbara Kahn, Barbara Kahn Fine Arts

Supplies
Calligraphy felt tip pen
Smooth paper
Pencil and ruler
A basic calligraphy alphabet book.

Instructions
These things are important when doing calligraphy.
Sit comfortably at a desk or table with both arms on the table.
Put your paper at a 45 angle to your body.
Look at your pen. The tip is chisel shaped. Hold the pen so that the chisel makes a thin line and thick line. You can do this by making an arrow with it. This is the correct angle to hold your pen. We all have a tendency to roll the pen or pencil in our fingers, but with calligraphy you need to teach yourself to hold it only at this 45 angle to the paper so that you get the beautiful thick and thin lines.
Start by making an o, first the left side from top to bottom, and then the right side from top to bottom. Most letters require 2 or 3 strokes. Make a whole line of os. Then try an a. Watch me doing it on the video. Remember what my piano teacher always said, Practice makes perfect!
Fill up pages with lines of letters from the alphabet. Soon you will find it easier and easier to do. Now you can write a note in a card, or put a beautiful address on an envelope.

For more information about classes, products and art shows email Barbara at baba9@mac.com
You may see Barbara with here wares at the Spruce Pine Farmers Market, held every Wednesday afternoon on Locust St. during Spring, Summer and Fall.
www.barbarakahnfinearts.com
828-385-0336
Face book: Barbara L Kahn
Box 385, Little Switzerland, NC 28749Calligraphy 101
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