First Step: Check out these amazing calligraphers:
Second Step: Find and watch "Jacobs' How-To-Calligraphy"
This can also be found in this folder of Calligraphy reference pictures and videos.
Step Three: Your Mission
- Draw your first and last name on a sheet of paper in LARGE flowing script.
- Try to plan and balance the letters so you don't run out of space.
- Fatten at least one part of each letter.
- Use the Q-tip or Scorpion style. (See the image to the right.)
- Add curly-q designs or color and design up the whole page.
- Download and print out a design from the printables folder and take over from there.
- You can ink and color the letters, outline the letters in more colors.
- Or print out an alphabet sheet and trace your letters. What will you say in script?
- Stylize the script by making at least one part of each letter fat and keeping the rest skinny.
- Explore the Q-tip and Scorpion styles. (See the image above.)
Step Four: Publish you calligraphy on Youth Voices
- Take a picture of your name or letters or design. (Or download your image from your classes' online archive.)
- Create a Discussion on Youth Voices and add your image. Add a four paragraph Artist's Statement to the Body of your Discussion Post. (Type it first in Docs.)
- If you already have a Discussion on Youth Voices about your name (See My Name Prose Poems) add a calligraphy version of your name to that post.
- Use the Commenting on a Work of Art or Photograph guide to respond to other students' calligraphy.
Need extra help? Post questions or comments here.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org