Beginner's Calligraphy Kit + The Sandelin Designs Guide to Modern Calligraphy

Beginner's Calligraphy Kit + The Sandelin Designs Guide to Modern Calligraphy


Welcome to The Only Modern Calligraphy Workbook You'll Ever Need.

-       Brand new, bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed? I’ve got you covered with the ins and outs of how to get started, my favorite supplies, techniques and tricks, and things to look out for.

-       Already a seasoned calligrapher? Through the five (five!) complete alphabets and many advanced troubleshooting tips I share, I can impart a fresh perspective on your existing style and provide a starting point for developing new styles.

This workbook contains absolutely everything I know about modern calligraphy; after all, art is not selfish. I’ve held nothing back (…except for flourishing tips, which are the subject of my second workbook!). Years of training and knowledge have gone into these pages, from things I’ve learned on my own the hard way, to tips I’ve picked up from Master Penmen. I will be metaphorically holding your hand through every step of the way, reviewing common complaints and problems, things that I’ve struggled with myself, and ways to troubleshoot your issues.

It's the book I wish I'd had starting out.

Packed with details, informative illustrations, and plenty of bad jokes, this book is accompanied by loose leaf practice sheets corresponding to step-by-step directions in the book, with greyed-out alphabets to trace while your hand gets acquainted with the gesture of drawing these shapes. 

Beyond learning your ABCs, we delve into connecting letters into words, how to play with your style and create consistency in your letterforms, and advanced troubleshooting tips for when you're stumped. 

Let's do this! 

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Kit includes the following:

  • Penholder (specify right or left handed)
  • Dropper bottle of ink
  • Inkwell
  • Two G nibs
  • 6x8.25 Pad of Rhodia grid paper

Guidebook contains 100 pages of in-depth tutorial, with an additional 40 pages of loose-leaf practice pages of letterforms to trace. Subjects include:

  • Information on how to get started
  • Supplies lists
  • Five complete alphabets to trace
  • Guidance on how to connect your letters into words
  • Cautionary tales and advanced troubleshooting tips
  • Suggestions and tips on how to play with your style, create consistency in your letterforms, and make it look easy while doing it

Orders ship within two weeks.