In anticipation of our wedding, I signed up for Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy through Arlington Adult Education.
Tonight was my first class in the art room of Jefferson Middle School. We started with just pencil and learned how to create the basic shapes that form letters, then moved on to combining the shapes to create all the letters. What I learned was that instead of creating letters in one movement, they are made up of different strokes. We also learned to use the special graph pad to write with the correct slant.
Our homework assignment for next weeks class it to create 3 of each letter so when we learn to use the pens and ink next week we can start with tracing.