Our calligraphy kits are designed to give you all of the basic tools necessary to get started in calligraphy. Our most popular kit is the K100-B Basic Copperplate Kit with Book. The included book is Mastering Copperplate by Eleanor Winters which gives students a solid foundation in all aspects of copperplate calligraphy. Mastering Copperplate is a self-contained manual for serious students, including beginners, covering: copperplate in a historical context, detailed instruction on how to use the tools, basic concepts such as: minuscule, capitals, numbers, punctuation, and writing in various sizes, and how to execute small projects. The copperplate kit is rounded out by the tools and materials recommended in that book.
We also have kits for those interested in learning Italic calligraphy or Spencerian script. These kits are a great way for beginners to learn about and begin practicing calligraphy on their own.
K118. Deluxe Modern Calligraphy Kit K118. Deluxe Modern Calligraphy Kit
This kit contains all the items needed to learn Modern Calligraphy, with deluxe wooden penholders.
Book: Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe
Holders: Turned Wood Ornamental Straight & Oblique
Nibs: 2 each: Nikko G, Hiro Blue Pumpkin, Brause 66ef
Ink: Moon Palace Sumi 2-ounce
Marker: Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip Black
Paper: Rhodia Dot Grid Pad
Inkwell: Jumbo Dinky Dip (1 jar)
Molly Suber Thorpe's book teaches her bold style of Copperplate that looks stylish and fresh, yet still refined. After an overview of supplies, you learn letters, words, then phrases with the clear instructions and exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The final section is practical info for the working scribe, including strategies for large-batch projects and hints for left-handers.
K117. Basic Modern Calligraphy Kit K117. Basic Modern Calligraphy Kit
This kit contains all the items needed to learn Modern Calligraphy:
book: Modern Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe
holders: Hunt Oblique & Speedball Straight
nibs, 2 each: Nikko G, Hiro Blue Pumpkin, Brause 66ef
ink: Moon Palace Sumi 2 ounce
marker: Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip Black
paper: Rhodia Dot Grid Pad
description of the book:
Teaches Molly's bold style of Copperplate that looks stylish and fresh, yet still refined. After an overview of supplies, you learn letters, words, then phrases with the clear instructions and exemplars. You then learn how to write with gouache and watercolor and how to digitize your calligraphy for printed items. The 20 projects provide inspiration for weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery. The final section is practical info for the working scribe, including strategies for large-batch projects and hints for left-handers.
This kit includes the book/DVD combo 'The Lively Brush' and 3 Pentel Colorbrushes (Black, Sepia and Turquoise), along with a JNB Grid Pad.
The Lively Brush: Pointed Brush Instructional DVD & Alphabet Models by Eliza Holliday and Marilyn Reaves. DVD & 22-page book.
Presents lettering techniques for pointed brush lettering . Includes traditional models and unique scripts for craft and fine art applications. Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced lettering artists. From the authors of Brush Lettering, it is full of practical information.
***If you prefer different colors of the ColorBrush, please indicate in the "special shipping instructions" when you check out.
This lettering kit contains "Happy Lettering with the Right Tools' along with three folded pens:
N30. Folded Ruling Pen
N155. Dragonfly Luthis Folded Pen
FP132. Pilo Parallel Pen Radius (6mm)
Also contains a pad of P69 Gilbert Bond
The book contains several pages of instruction to help learn the basic strokes. Folded Pens are really all about exploration and using the pens to create unique lettering.
FP144. A to Zig Calligraphy Practice Kit FP144. A to Zig Calligraphy Practice Kit.
Each kit comes with a waterbrush and two reusable, pre-printed practice sheets on a special paper. You fill the brush with plain water and practice your letters directly on the included sheets. Your letters gradually disappear as they dry, allowing you to use the practice sheets again and again. There are two kits to choose from:
Broad:Calligraphy Practice Kit, with a broad-edged waterbrush and one practice sheet of just guidelines and one that has an Italic exemplar alphabet to trace and copy.
Brush: Brush Lettering Practice Kit, with a pointed-tip waterbush and one ruled practice sheet and one blank practice sheet.
K100-B. Copperplate Kit: Basic with Book Basic Copperplate Kit with Book
Contains the basic items you need to learn copperplate. Includes the instructional book Mastering Copperplate by Eleanor Winters and materials that go along with her book: Hunt plastic oblique holder, 6 Nikko G nibs, Higgins Eternal ink, Boris Layout Pad (9"x12", 50 sheets).
For beginners, Eleanor now recommends Nikko G Nibs, which were not available when she wrote the book.
K105. Calligraphy Dip Pen Beginner's Set Calligraphy Dip Pen Starter Kit: This kit contains everything you need to begin your journey into calligraphy: nibs and holder, ink, an instructional book and practice paper that won't bleed. These products are highest quality and come highly recommended. The Brause nibs are a well made and sturdy German product, ideal for beginners, the Higgins Ink is non waterproof and won't build up on your nibs if you rinse it off after every use, the cotton comp pad does not feather or bleed, and Calligraphy Alphabets for Beginners is an excellent manual.
Kit contents: 3 Brause Broad-Edged Dip Nibs, Wood Holder Higgins Eternal Ink, 9x12 Cotton Comp Pad, Calligraphy Alphabet for Beginners.
***Art & Craft of Hand Lettering is no longer in print and is not part of this kit.
All the items you need to learn to write Spencerian Script: Michael Sull’s Learning to Write Spencerian Script book, an Oblique Penholder, four Nikko G pen points, Sull’s Cross Drill exercise pad, 20 sheets of blank practice paper, 40 sheets of special guide sheets, ink, Michael Sull’s Copybook Practice sheets, and a cushion sheet and an Adjustable Oblique Penholder fitted to the Nikko G nib.