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Pat Blair - Introduction to Spencerian Script

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Spencerian Script, or Ornamental Penmanship, is the beautiful, flourished style of writing that was developed in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Over a century later, it is still admired for its delicate and exquisitely graceful forms - the lyrical lowercase and the dramatic and expressive capitals.This introductory course will begin with an explanation of the tools used, the basic characteristics of the alphabet, and the finger and muscle movements needed to achieve the delicate hairlines. A study of the fundamentals of shading, and the beautiful forms and flourishes of the capital letters will be included.

Class Supplies:
  • Oblique pen holder
  • Your favorite pointed pen nibs (Hunt 22, Hunt 56, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, any G Nib, or Leonardt Principal recommended)
  • Layout bond paper, 9" x 12" (Canson Pro Layout recommended)
  • Moon Palace sumi ink
  • Walnut ink or McCaffery's ink
  • Hunt 22B Nib
    Price: $1.19, 12/$13.08, 144/$144.00
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    Hunt 56 Nib
    Price: $1.19, 12/$13.08, 144/$144.00
    1 Review
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    Gillott 303 Nib
    Price: $0.79, 12/$9.24, 36/$27.00, 144/$99.36
    3 Reviews
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    Gillott 404 Nib
    Price: $0.89, 12/$10.44, 36/$30.60, 144/$113.76
    1 Review
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    Nikko G Pointed Nib
    Price: $1.55, 12/$16.92, 36/$47.88, 144/$172.80
    7 Reviews
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    Zebra Comic G Nib
    Price: $1.95, 10/$18.50, 100/$175.00
    4 Reviews
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    Tachikawa G Nib
    Price: $1.20, 12/$13.80, 36/$39.60, 144/$151.20
    3 Reviews
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    Leonardt Extra Fine Principal Nib
    Price: $2.25, 10/$20.00, 25/$43.75
    7 Reviews
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    Canson Pro Layout, 9X12
    Price: $13.09
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    Moon Palace Sumi Ink
    Price: $11.95
    4 Reviews
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    Walnut Drawing Ink, 2.6 oz (OUT OF STOCK)
    Price: $8.49
    1 Review
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    McCaffery's Ink
    Price: $7.00 - $9.25