The Flourishing Bundle

ALL 3 SUMMER CLASSES

Purchase Kathy’s entire Summer Series and save $90! The Flourished Bundle includes all 3 classes taught via Zoom. The Flourished Bundle includes all 3 of Kathy’s summer flourishing classes taught via Zoom:

Modern Super-Flourished Caps – June 6 & 13, 2024
The Flourished Name – July 11 & 18, 2024
The Flourished Envelope – August 15 & 22, 2024

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Modern Super-Flourished Caps

JUNE 6 & 13, 2024

Let’s Get Fancy! Want to amplify and expand your pointed pen flourishing? Build your current calligraphic repertoire by learning the detailed principles and structure of successfully fancy flourished script capital letters, in-depth techniques and alternate stroke combinations…all while creating your own style!

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The Flourished Name

JULY 11 & 18, 2024

In this class, we’ll combine both history and artistry as we explore the world of flourished names. First, students will learn the fundamental techniques of flourishing, with their signature graceful curves, concentric ovals, and gentle direction changes. In this step-by-step, guided tutorial, we will experiment with the endless possibilities of flourished extensions and attachments using pencil sketches. We’ll play with proper names and words until we feel comfortable, then start designing our own!

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The Flourished Envelope

AUGUST 15 & 22, 2024

With Kathy’s step-by-step guided instructions, you’ll create some big WOW factor through penwork, flourishing and ornamentation with these beautifully designed and decorated envelopes! You’ll learn the process of creating these small art compositions, like a rose frame, flourished border, butterfly with gold moon, cameo garland, fancy birdcage, and more! And you’ll design your own masterpiece too! From traditional to romantic to whimsical and fun, you’ll enjoy creating mail art that POPS!

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Vertical Ornamental Penmanship

Robert Hurford, a talented penman and stalwart member of IAMPETH, analyzed exemplars of vertical alphabets from Charles P. Zaner’s Zanerian Script Alphabets (1902) and an exemplar from page 131 of The Penman-Artist and Business Educator (Zaner-Bloser, 1900- 1903).  Bob was inspired to create his own version of the alphabet he called Vertical Ornamental Penmanship, keeping…

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All About Pangrams

Pangrams are sentences, usually nonsensical, which contain all the letters of the alphabet at least once. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, calligraphers often use pangrams when practicing an alphabet. My favorite pangram is “An inspired calligrapher can create pages of beauty using stick ink, quill, brush, pick-axe, buzz saw, or even strawberry jam.” Download our…

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Find Your Unique Lettering Style

Sometimes, all it takes to find a lettering style unique to you is thinking outside the box and experimenting with new ways to letter. Use the exercises below as a way to jumpstart your brain into coming up with even more lettering experiments to try! Try a New Pen Sometimes all it takes to nail…

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