Learn Gothic Calligraphy and Lettering – Online Calligraphy Course

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Learn Gothic Calligraphy & Lettering in this online calligraphy course.  All available as a digital download.

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Below is a listing of the course topics . . .

  • Welcome Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Materials that you can use
    • You can use pen or brush for this course.
    • Pen – A recommended pen is the Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen 6.0mm (purchase online at Amazon or others)
    • Brush – 10mm wide flat-brush or similar .  (introductory brushes are around $5 to $10).  The course notes have been designed around this ( 3/8th inch, 10mm) size.  A Winsor & Newton brush or any brush with spring is acceptable.  Curry’s, Michaels, or even a local paint and wallpaper store will have these available.
    • A palette to thin paint.
    • Cup for water and mixing paint.
    • Acrylic Paint – red, black, or dark colour.  I recommend picking up a few tester paints for a $1.00 each.  You don’t actually need much paint as it lasts quite long when thinned properly.
    • Some extra paper (no much, just regular bond paper, nothing special as it is for practice)
    • I spend roughly 50 minutes in my video explaining popular calligraphy materials and how to care for them.
  • Part 1
    • About Me
    • What You will Learn in this Course
    • History of Gothic Fraktur
    • Fraktur is known by . . .
    • North American Versions of Fraktur
    • What do I bring to Gothic Fraktur
    • Why Fraktur and Brush Calligraphy?
    • Inspiration and Analysis of Fraktur?
    • Lettering Fraktur is an Art Form
    • Getting Started – Thinning the Paint
    • Three Key concepts to Learning Calligraphy and Lettering
    • Letter size considerations
    • Understanding splay
    • Brush basics warm up exercises
    • Pen manipulation exercise
    • Cleaning your brushes
  • Part 2
    • Case study – Lettering on glass
    • Case study – Creating layout patterns
    • Architecture of the Gothic Fraktur Letter
    • Using other pens to better understand the Gothic letter architecture
    • Calligraphy paper and inks
    • Using graph paper with your liners?
    • Gothic Calligraphy & Lettering Colours
    • Upper Case Letters – A – M
  • Part 3
    • Case Study – Creating a mural
    • Upper Case Letters – N- Z
    • Class assignment details
  • Part 4
    • Why flourish or decorate letters?
    • Adding Decoration and Flourishing
    • Lower Case Letters a – m
  • Part 5
    • Digital calligraphy
    • Case study – Lettering using oil based paints
    • Lower Case Letters n – z, 0 – 9
  • Part 6
    • Special Letter Effects
    • Resources for you after this class
    • Next Steps / Applications of Flat Brush Fraktur
    • Share your Calligraphy with Social Media
  • Appendices

Exemplars Designed For Brush Calligraphy

  • 10MM 7X GOTHIC FRAKTUR CAPITALS
  • 10MM 4X GOTHIC FRAKTUR CAPITALS
  • 10MM 7X GOTHIC FRAKTUR LOWERCASE
  • 10MM 5X BLANK LINER

Exemplars Designed for Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pens

  • 6MM 7X GOTHIC FRAKTUR CAPITALS
  • 6MM 7X GOTHIC FRAKTUR LOWERCASE
  • 6MM 7X GOTHIC FRAKTUR BOLD CAPITALS
  • 6MM 5X BLANK LINER
  • Other
    • Special Acknowledgement
    • Credits / End Notes – BOOKS
    • Credits / End Notes – IMAGES
    • Definitions
    • Contact & Connect with Steve Czajka
    • Interested in setting up a Live Course?
    • Thank You!
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7 thoughts on “Learn Gothic Calligraphy and Lettering – Online Calligraphy Course

  1. Steve, you should send this to all members of the Hamilton Calligraphy Guild, if you’ve not already done so.n it is such a fabulous book. If not, you could send it to Ann Kolkin the president of the HCG. Her e-mail is kolkina_44@hotmail.com.

    By the way, I am trying to put your e-book onto a memory stick to take to UPS to ask them to make me a hard copy, since their printers have much higher resolution than mine. Do you know how to do that a a Mac? I’m a computer dunce.

    Susan

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Thanks Susan! I am not a mac user, but i suspect it is as easy as inserting the key, then drag and drop the file onto that new drive. Does that help? Thanks for your comment, and I am glad you like it! Cheers Steve

  2. I have no experience with a brush can this course be used with a calligraphy pen?

  3. Looks like a great course. I like that you are using the parallel pen.

    I’m the webmaster for Escribiente (ABQ, NM) and I mentioned it on their Facebook page.

    Does Toronto have a FB page to link to?

    • Hi Crispress,

      Thanks for your comment, and I am glad that you liked the book. The CAGT does not have a facebook page. Our website is the main place to post information, but we do have a twitter account too.

      Cheers
      Steve

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