Brush Calligraphy Basics (Online)
Taught by Danielle Rothman
Danielle Rothman is a Modern Calligraphy Artist who builds community through art and workshops. Danielle has a passion for teaching and has helped almost 2,000 students get started with calligraphy and watercolors at her workshops and private events in New York City. Her business Rothbyrns Creative specializes in personalization and thoughtful gifts, creating inspiring one-of-a-kind journals, prints, and calligraphy designs for any occasion. Recent collaborations include workshops at the Guggenheim and Cooper Hewitt Design Museums, SoFi, Etsy HQ, Foursquare, Health Magazine and Brooklyn Brainery, as well as pop up shops at Artists & Fleas Chelsea Market, One King's Lane, West Elm, and Pottery Barn. See all of her upcoming live online classes on her website at www.rothbyrnscreative.com and follow along with her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/rothbyrnscreative!
Learn the basics of Brush Calligraphy! Modern Calligrapher Danielle Rothman will start by teaching you the basic strokes, then how to form letters, and finally how to use pressure and faux calligraphy techniques to make the hallmark thicks and thins that make modern calligraphy so much fun. Everyone who signs up will receive practice worksheets to reference during and after the class, as well as a recording that you can rewatch any time. What makes this different from an online class is that it's live, so you'll get personalized feedback just like at an in-person class or private lesson!
In this workshop, you will:
Be introduced to modern calligraphy
Practice the 8 basic strokes that make up all letters
Learn a modern calligraphy alphabet using faux and brush calligraphy
Receive personalized feedback on your lettering during the workshop
Have the opportunity to ask all of your burning questions about modern calligraphy!
The workshop will be conducted over Zoom and you will need a webcam and microphone to participate. Since this workshop is online, you will also need to have your own supplies.
Recommended Supplies: (all links go to Amazon - you can see all of Danielle's recommendations at www.amazon.com/shop/rothbyrnscreative)
- Smooth practice paper - dots, lines, or thicker blank paper will work; this is my current favorite practice paper for lettering
- Small fude brush pen - I recommend Marvy Uchida Le Pen Flex, Pentel Touch Sign Pens, or Tombow
- Pencil and eraser
- Project paper (optional) - I like using 80lb smooth cardstock
- Books for further practice - The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide and Mastering Modern Calligraphy
- I recommend using tracing paper or vellum in books so you can use them again and again