Breaking the Rules


In this fun and totally unique class, calligrapher and stationer Katherine Ross shows you some techniques and exercises that will stretch your mind and help you think of your lettering in completely new ways.

Please Note: This class was included in the Modern Calligraphy Summit 2.0.

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Developing Your Own Style

In this highly-acclaimed, one-of-a-kind class, Fozzy Castro-Dayrit covers the nibs you can try to get different writing effects, drills to get you warmed up, and a really fun personal exercise that will help you uncover your unique style in pointed pen calligraphy.

Once you’ve learned the rules of calligraphy, it’s time to break them! This one-of-a-kind class will push the boundaries (literally!) and show you exactly how the pros get their unique lettering styles — and how you can find your own, too. You’ll experiment with both pointed pen and brush pen styles in this class intermediate level class.

MODULE 1: Intro & Handout

MODULE 2: Glossary & Terms

MODULE 3: Exercise #1

MODULE 4: Exercise #2

MODULE 5: Exercise #3

MODULE 6: Practical Applications

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55 minutes






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