Simple Gothic Hand Calligraphy

——   Created by Mary-Jane Roussel

A traditional calligraphy course

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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

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

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

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 the South of France. I’m the chief-cook-and-bottle-washer at creatuto.

In addition to managing the website, I occasionally do classes for adults in our pittoresque village …

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