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1-2-3 Calligraphy!: Letters and Projects for Beginners and Beyond

by Eleanor Winters

Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Pages: 128
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781402718397






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Overview of 1-2-3 Calligraphy!: Letters and Projects for Beginners and Beyond

Kids everywhere will be grabbing their calligraphy pens, because this follow-up to the wildly successful Calligraphy for Kids offers them even more artful fun. Inside they'll find new alphabets--and new ways to render the alphabets they already know--as well as fresh techniques and projects. There's coverage of the basic rules of layout; a review of some of the fundamental skills; advice on changing the weight of italic letters and forming italic capitals; and an introduction to both Swing and Modern Gothic handwriting. With just a little practice, children can make eye-catching signs, design their own personal stationery, address colorful envelopes in elegant script, and create calligraphic pictures and other decorations to hang on the wall.

Synopsis of 1-2-3 Calligraphy!: Letters and Projects for Beginners and Beyond

Kids everywhere will be grabbing their calligraphy pens, because this follow-up to the wildly successful Calligraphy for Kids offers them even more artful fun. Inside they'll find new alphabets--and new ways to render the alphabets they already know--as well as fresh techniques and projects. There's coverage of the basic rules of layout; a review of some of the fundamental skills; advice on changing the weight of italic letters and forming italic capitals; and an introduction to both Swing and Modern Gothic handwriting. With just a little practice, children can make eye-catching signs, design their own personal stationery, address colorful envelopes in elegant script, and create calligraphic pictures and other decorations to hang on the wall.

Lynn K. VancaCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information. - School Library Journal

Gr 4 Up
Winters follows the successful format of Calligraphy for Kids (Sterling, 2004) with this companion volume. However, readers need not have worked with the earlier title in order to grasp the material in this one. An attractive dust jacket hints at the styles that are taught within. Twenty well-written, easy-to-follow explanatory chapters are filled with plenty of practical exercises. Chapters are grouped into three parts with the first reviewing calligraphy basics, vocabulary, and types of writing instruments. The second part teaches italic, swing gothic, and modern gothic alphabets. Finally, creative projects such as stationery, envelopes, signs, and "calligrams" are described. The author also suggests other ways to find patterns for calligraphy projects such as photocopying shapes or pictures from children's books, advertisements, greeting cards, and gift wrap but includes no mention of copyright issues. Nonetheless, this eye-catching how-to book is a great resource for children and adults.

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School Library Journal

Gr 4 Up
Winters follows the successful format of Calligraphy for Kids (Sterling, 2004) with this companion volume. However, readers need not have worked with the earlier title in order to grasp the material in this one. An attractive dust jacket hints at the styles that are taught within. Twenty well-written, easy-to-follow explanatory chapters are filled with plenty of practical exercises. Chapters are grouped into three parts with the first reviewing calligraphy basics, vocabulary, and types of writing instruments. The second part teaches italic, swing gothic, and modern gothic alphabets. Finally, creative projects such as stationery, envelopes, signs, and "calligrams" are described. The author also suggests other ways to find patterns for calligraphy projects such as photocopying shapes or pictures from children's books, advertisements, greeting cards, and gift wrap but includes no mention of copyright issues. Nonetheless, this eye-catching how-to book is a great resource for children and adults.
¬óLynn K. VancaCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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