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    Has anyone ever taken a calligraphy class?

    I love all forms of handwriting and type and was thinking of taking a local calligraphy class, but it's pricey - $120-180 for a one day, 8 hr class. Does anyone have any experience taking handwriting classes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by books View Post
    I love all forms of handwriting and type and was thinking of taking a local calligraphy class, but it's pricey - $120-180 for a one day, 8 hr class. Does anyone have any experience taking handwriting classes?
    As a matter of fact I haven't, but I know several friends that took calligraphy classes. They all say it's very good but you also have to practice a lot! If you haven't the time to practice beside the classes, you might get frustrated with your progress.

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    I took!

    Hello! I have had calligraphy class at uni..
    it was just for a month and I enjoyed a lot! I totally agree that in order to succeed on it either you have a gift or you insist on getting better!
    I do not think you should pay for it! almost everything is on internet nowadays! i recommend you buying loooots of paper, some chinese or indian ink and different nibs to try different types of types of letters!
    I have a book that teaches you a lot! if u want i can share it!
    hope ive helped!

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    I do have a few books

    And have some styles that I already practice. YouTube is very helpful too! What books do you have?

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    We had calligraphy as a part of typography class at uni :)
    The first year we used to write with parallel pen (the green one) week to week basis, everyone got pretty good by the end of the semester. We also used that writing as a basis for further font development.

    I would suggest starting out with that and doing basic letter shapes, filling out A3 papers, writing lyrics or whatever comes to your mind and then move on to buying nibs and trying out different things, there are plenty of books and tutorials out there :)

    Also, it's pretty cool to write on semi-transparent or translucent paper or with different coloured ink, its nice!

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    I find this one very interesting!

    http://www.printroot.com/forum/f29/art-calligraphy-46089/

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    I'd recommend browsing Skillshare.com for classes. If you're able to follow online, it can be a great - affordable - resource for learning new skills as all classes are only $10!

    http://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Introduction-to-the-Art-of-Modern-Calligraphy/875897554?via=search

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    There is no easy way to learn calligraphy. It takes practice, just like every valuable skill. However, calligraphy is not nearly as difficult as it first appears

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    Try skillshare.com

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