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Michael Sull

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B13. Spencerian for Beginners -- Book List
C13. Advanced Spencerian -- Book List

Recommended Resources for Both Classes:

PRACTICE PADS / COPY SHEETS FOR SPENCERIAN
These three contain more copies of sheets and additional material similar to the handouts Michael will supply for your use in the classes.. All are optional, but are highly recommended. P34. Spencerian Practice Pads. $7.50 ea.
P33. Cross Drill Pad. $7.50
B2463. Spencerian Practice Sheets. $15.00

BOOK RESOURCES FOR SPENCERIAN. All recommended. All optional.
B1816. Learning to Write Spencerian Script by Michael Sull and Debra E. Rapp. $17.50.
DVD12. Learning to Write Spencerian Script - DVD by Michael Sull. $35.00.
B1137-2 Volume II of Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship by Michael R. Sull. List Price $29.99. JNB Price through 06-30-08 $ 24.95.
B368. Ames Compendium by Daniel T. Ames. 1883. Reprint 1978. $7.95.
B2470. An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of American Penmanship and Calligraphy by William E. Henning. Edited by Paul Melzer. $59.95. JNB $57.49.
B2476. FW Tamblyn's Home Instructor in Penmanship. 2001. (Reprint of the 7th ed. 1938). $24.95.

Michael is not teaching Off-Hand Flourishing at Letters Mingle Souls, however, these are the resources he recommends when he teaches that class/workshop:
B152. Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy by E.A. Lupfer. $9.95.
DVD23. Off-Hand Flourishing DVD. Flourishing Techniques for Ornamental Penmanship by Michael Sull. 106 Minutes. Color. $40.00.


B14. Spencerian Script for Beginners -- Supplies
NEED TO BRING: One bottle McCaffery's Penman's Ink; lined paper tablet (not recycled!); one quality oblique penholder; at least 6 of any of the following pen points: Nikko "G," Gillott #303, Hunt #22; white ink (e.g., Dr. Martin's Bleed-Proof White or McCaffery's Ivory ink); #1 or #2 artists brush (synthetic or sable); 12" straight edge; paper and pen to take notes.

C13. Advanced Spencerian Script -- Supplies
NEED TO BRING: All of the above; red, blue and green colored pencil; 9" x 12" pad of tracing paper; gouache (2 colors—student's choice); 3 sheets of 9" x 12" smooth dark paper; drafting tape; pencil eraser; 9" x 12" tablet graph paper (1/8" or 1/4" grid).


P34. Spencerian Practice Pad
Michael Sull's Spencerian Guide sheet Practice Tablet

Specially designed guide sheets for writing Spencerian Script. Excellent for practice work. Features the correct slant lines (for the proper letter-angle slant) and lines for the lowercase letter body heights (x-height) and for ascenders (such as l & k) and descenders (such as j & y) . There are two different pads with different x-heights so you can practice larger and smaller writing. (Beginners start with larger writing.) Includes 4 pages of instruction.

8.5"x11". Approx. 50 sheets. 4-page instruction sheet.

Specify Large (1/8", 3mm) or Small x-height (3/32", 2mm).
Combo contains approx. 20 sheets of each size: Large (1/8", 3mm) & Small x-height (3/32", 2mm).



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P33. Cross Drill Pad (Spencerian)
Michael Sull's Cross Drill Exercise Tablet

One of the keys to mastering Spencerian is perfecting the rhythm and spacing between letters. This pad provides a series of spacing exercises. 50 sheet pad. Includes instruction.

In learning Spencerian Script, the skill of achieving consistent letter-spacing is as important as properly writing the letters. the traditional method of practicing letter-spacing was through cross-drill exercises. This pad, designed by Michael Sull, consists of 50 sheets of a special cross-drill practice exercise. Included are thorough instructions. The tablet should be used for regular practice, one sheet per session.



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B2463. Spencerian Practice Pack/Sull
Michael Sull's Spencerian Practice Set

The traditional method for students to learn Spencerian Script was known as the copybook format, where a model line of Spencerian penmanship was printed at the top of a sheet with blank lines underneath for the student to practice her/his own writing.

In this set by Michael Sull, the 29 printed sheets feature 100 model lines of penmanship encompassing the lowercase letters, capitals, words, sentences, and over 700 blank lines for your writing. The set also includes 5 blank practice sheets each for two sizes of script (10 total), with instructions.



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B1816. Learning to Write Spencerian/Sull
Learning to Write Spencerian Script
By Michael Sull & Debra Sull. 1993. 75pp. 6.75" x 8.5". Paper.

An instructional manual for Spencerian covering equipment and tools, practice, and extensive instruction on the individual letters, by the man largely responsible for the revival of interest in this traditional American form of penmanship. A companion instructional DVD is also available: DVD12.



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DVD12. Learning to Write Spencerian Script DVD
Learning to Write Spencerian Script
By Michael Sull. DVD.

A 60-minute instructional video by Michael Sull, author of the comprehensive text of the same title: B1816. First, he gives a brief history of the hand, and then he gives letter-by-letter instruction.

All our DVDs are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVDs. If your DVD player can't play our DVDs, your computer may be able to.



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B2470. Elegant Hand / Henning
An Elegant Hand: The Golden Age of American Penmanship and Calligraphy by William E. Henning. Edited by Paul Melzer. 2002. 320pp. 8-1/2"x11". Hardcover.

Chronicles the history of the Golden Age of American penmanship, guiding the reader through the lives and careers of important American penmen beginning with Platt Rogers, Spencer, the Father of American Handwriting, and Spencer’s gifted student, George A. Gaskell, whose books and periodicals reached the hundreds of thousands of students throughout the second half of the 1800s.
Illustrated with more than 400 examples, most from
original specimens.




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B2476. FW Tamblyn's Home Instructor Penmanship
FW Tamblyns's Home Instructor in Penmanship
F.W. Tamblyn. 8th ed. 2001. 174pp. 8.5"x5.25". Spiral.

80 pages of instruction on basic script starting with holding the pen and positioning the paper, followed by pages of exercises, letterforms, words, and sentences to copy. Then 33 pages on Artistic Writing (Spencerian) -- instruction on adding the stresses to capitals and appropriate lowercase letters. Smaller sections on Engravers Script, broad-edged
alphabets, off-hand flourishing, engrossing, and diplomas. A great reprint. A highly recommended manual.

Reprints the 7th edition, 1938, with a new foreword and an added biography of Tamblyn.



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B152. Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy / Lupfer
Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy By E.A. Lupfer. (1951) 1982. 78pp. 8"x11". Paper.

Instructions and examples of pictorial flourishes: quills, birds, swans, etc. Originally published under the title Fascinating Pen Flourishes. Recommend by Heather Held, Michael Sull and others for the many examples (over 150) from a range of master penmen. For many years, this was the best reference in print, and it is still a valuable one.



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DVD23. Off Hand Flourishing DVD
DVD23. Off-Hand Flourishing: Techniques for Ornamental
Penmanship by Michael Sull. DVD.106 minutes.

Michael covers basic tools and materials: pen points, oblique holders, papers. He continues with instruction on preparing and using colored and gold inks, including mixing a sepia ink from vermilion sumi & Higgins Eternal; using Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White; and Schmincke metallic gouaches.

The "off-hand" instruction begins with the primary flourishing strokes, and then Michel presents the basic steps for cartouches, scrolls, border designs, quills, birds, title flourishing, accent flourishes, and creative patterns. The DVD finishes with a selection of over 50 different historical designs by a range of master penmen. It's the closest thing to having Michael in the room teaching you!

All our DVDs are made to run on USA and Canada machines. If you live outside North America, you should check with the manual for your machine to see if it can play NTSC format DVDs. If your DVD player can't play our DVDs, your computer may be able to.



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P36. Clairefontaine Blank Pad (Unlined)
Clairefontaine Writing Pad

Triomphe. Paper is bright white, extra smooth, pH neutral paper, 24lb/90gsm (sheets 26lb/100gsm), 8.25"x11.75". Blank. Pad of 50 sheets. From France. Recommended by Michael Sull for Spencerian and Off-Hand Flourishing.



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