On Line, Live Course: Four - 1 hour sessions: $180.00 -
-   includes free DVD and PORTFOLIO ($25 value; free shipping and handling for U.S & Canada; shipping and handling charges vary for other individual countries)
Individual 1 hour sessions of this course may be purchased for $50 each -

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Session 1:

We will organize the letters in mono-line (skeletal forms) into four different families, in order to learn their proportions.


Session 2:  

We will concentrate on the various pen angles used in order to translate the mono-line forms into broad edge letters.

We will begin making the letters that are only verticals and horizontals ( I, L, F, E, T, H ). We will then move on to diagonal letters ( A, V, N, M, W, V, K, X, Y, Z ) which require significant “adaptations” in order to work structurally. Lastly, we will make the curved letters ( P, R, B, D, J, U, C, G, O, Q, S ).

We will start with a 2mm nib. Refer to the Nib Equivalent Chart to see which nib that is in the brand you like best. You may want to use a nib that has a reservoir like Brause, Tape, or Speedball. We will begin writing on a grid pad made for calligraphy. Students will begin to learn how to self correct and positively critique their work.


Session 3:

We will spend in depth time building the skills to touch up and refine these initial letters into finished forms. We will transition into smaller nib sizes concentrating on maintaining a high standard of letterforms at these demanding, smaller sizes. Students will experience how to modify their individual nibs to perform better. A short, simple quote will be assigned. Students will continue to learn how to self correct and positively critique their work.


Session 4:  

Students will do a small, short finished piece. Emphasis on developing spacing will begin. Writing on good calligraphy papers will become a priority, as well as using writing fluids other than inks from a bottle. We will review all questions of letterforms and materials and refine their uses. Students will independently be able to self correct and positively critique their work.




Because all of these courses are personal lessons, we will proceed  at the singular pace that is comfortable for you. The course description is simply an outline to suggest a series of goals individuals may want to arrive at.


Free sample of teaching on You Tube, click on link below:



For questions: contactreggie@comcast.net



Consult the materials list below. Please leave as much time in advance in order to send for and receive supplies in a timely manner to use for classes:


Paper and Ink   www.paperinkarts.com   800-736-7772

John Neal   www.johnnealbooks.com     800-369-9598


 Materials list for Basic Romans


-11” x 17” grid pad made for calligraphy     P21-dark  large grid pad


-Broad edge nibs: sizes 2 mm , 1 1/2 mm, 1 mm   

  preferably Brause or Tape or Speedball or Pilot Parallel Pen  

(see nib equivalency chart --->)          

 No2., No1., or  No9.    Brause C,  Tape nib, Speedball C


-Moon Palace Sumi black ink   I70.  Moon Palace Sumi


-pencil  S650.   lead holder


-sharpener    S649.   Sharpener for Berol lead


-white vinyl eraser   E24.   Factis Mechanical eraser


-ruler: 18” or longer   S271.   Metal cork back ruler


-W&N Gum Arabic   I84.    W&N Gum Arabic



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