LAURA LAVENDER CALLIGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN
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Interested in learning pointed pen calligraphy?

My Craftsy calligraphy class is now out! 

I had such fun going to Denver, Colorado to film the class. The Craftsy studio was a really interesting place and all the Craftsy employees are fabulous! 

 

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There is a lot to know about being on film! I had much to learn about being on camera..... keep this had out of the way, look here but not here, learning to work with the prompters... whew!

Since I live by the ocean, I was also feeling the effects of being up a bit higher! They call Denver the 'mile high city'  and I certainly felt like I was at "altitude." Also I was almost 9 months pregnant at the time of filming, which was certainly making me feel breathless already!

Can you spot my baby bump? 

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This class is very much a beginners class in pointed pen calligraphy. There is certainly an element of copperplate to the style, however with a very modern look and an emphasis on adding your own personal flavour to the script. 

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We discuss essential tools, the basic strokes and movements, then how to put them together into a minuscule alphabet. Next, we take on the majuscules, stroke by stroke. I show quite a few variations so you can add some personality to your letters!

 

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Interested in trying out the class? Here's the link to sign up:

 http://craftsy.me/2uaBQpX

 

See you there! 

 

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