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Introduction to Spencerian: Lowercase

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Smitten On Paper

114 East Lemon Avenue

Monrovia, CA 91016

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Spencerian script is a handwriting system developed by Platt Rogers Spencer in the mid-1800s. Over the last few decades, Spencerian has made a comeback and is, once again, gaining popularity among penmen and calligraphers alike.

This script is well known for its simple, yet elegant, letterforms as well as ornate and captivating capitals and flourishes.

Objective:

Our goal is to establish a strong foundation for learning lowercase letters a-z so you can study and practice at home with confidence and direction.

Description:

In this 4.5-hour intensive class, we will begin with studying the key concepts and basic strokes of Spencerian script before moving on to writing the lowercase letterforms. Stroke-by-stroke, we will dissect each letter into component parts and examine the differences and commonalities between other letters. We will learn how to look at and critique your work with keener eyes.

By the end of class, you will have learned:

  • Key concepts and basic strokes
  • Lowercase letters a through z (stroke-by-stroke)
  • How to join letters and proper spacing between letters
  • Drills to practice to achieve more consistent letterforms
  • How to study and practice at home

Prerequisite:

Basic knowledge of how to use a pointed pen is recommended but not required.

Mandatory Supply List:

  • 2 of your favorite flexible pointed nibs (ex: Zebra G, Nikko G, Hunt 101 Leonardt Pricipality EF, etc.)
  • Oblique or straight penholder
  • Brown or black ink (ex: walnut, sumi, iron gall, etc.)
  • Mechanical pencil (.5 or .7mm lead)
  • Red pen

Provided Supplies:

  • Handouts
  • Paper

If you have questions or concerns about this class, please email me at hello@anintran.com.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you. See you soon!

~Nina

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