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Simple Gothic Hand Calligraphy

——   Created by Mary-Jane Roussel

A traditional calligraphy course

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More about this course

Are you interested in calligraphy but really don't know where to start ? Then why don't you join me to learn how to write in a simple Gothic Script ?

In this series of videos, you will learn how to

  • draw each letter of the alphabet, first the lowercase letters, then the uppercase. The letters are not demonstrated in alphabetical order; they will be presented to you in groups of similar letters.

You will see me using traditional pen-and-ink in these videos (a 3 mm Brause nib and walnut hull ink), but of course you can use calligraphy markers or cartridge pens with a calligraphic nib instead.

The upsides of doing calligraphy are numerous. For example,

  • you will learn to create beautiful letters. Creating beauty of any sort is a wonderful thing to do ;
  • calligraphy is yoga-for-the-soul. In doing calligraphy, you set aside some time for yourself, and you will feel great for it ;
  • calligraphy contributes to neuroplasticity —which basically means that, while teaching your (old) brain new tricks, you are creating new pathways in your brain and paving the way to sharper neurological skills.

Aside from the videos and presentations that make up this course, several downloadable documents are included (practice sheets, letter reference sheets ...).

So grab your pen and paper, and come along with me on this calligraphic journey!

The course project

Write a short text in Simple Gothic Script. The sentence I have chosen is a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that translates like so :

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

13 Lessons

3 mins
GS Basics I, Getting Started.m4v
4 mins
GS Basics II, Warm up exercises.m4v
3 mins
GS Basics III angle, x height.m4v
2 mins
GS Basics IV guidelines.m4v
1 min
GS Basics V ductus.m4v
3 mins
GS0 getting started
2 mins
GS1 minus inmuvw ENG.m4v
3 mins
GS2 minus ytrx ENG.m4v
2 mins
GS3 minus hkfljp ENG.m4v
4 mins
GS4 minus o group ENG.m4v
2 mins
GS5 minus azs ENG.m4v
9 mins
GS6 majus ENG
1 min
GS conclusion SS.m4v

About the instructor

Mary-Jane Roussel

Hello. Allow me introduce myself: my name is Mary-Jane Roussel. I’m Canadian -- and French! I come from the Kawarthas (in Ontario) and live in …

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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
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  • 32m of on-demand video
  • 10 downloadable files
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