Calligraphy with a Ruling Pen

A course by Silvia Cordero Vega , Graphic Designer and Calligrapher

Graphic Designer and Calligrapher. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined June 2017

Learn to master the calligraphy technique and to bring expression to your letters

  • 99% positive reviews (214)
  • 2890 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese

Learn to master the calligraphy technique and to bring expression to your letters

Silvia Cordero Vega–graphic designer and calligrapher better known as Letrerías–teaches you to master the technique of calligraphy and drawing with pens, the most versatile and expressive tool used by contemporary professionals.

Learn to create your own pens and get to know the technique to create highly expressive paths, from basic movement to more elaborate compositions.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 34 downloads

Find a treasure
4 minutes, 21 seconds
Round the world: the line
5 minutes, 33 seconds
Tin man: how to build it
4 minutes, 29 seconds
Alchemy: means and supports
5 minutes, 7 seconds
Starting point: soften the hand
13 minutes, 20 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (214)
  • 2890 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 16m)
  • 34 additional resources (18 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Make a poster with unique effects by mastering the technique of calligraphy and expressive illustration created with pens.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Calligraphers, typographers, lyricists, illustrators, designers, and lovers of lettering and illustration with traditional methods who want to learn to use a particularly expressive technique.

Requirements and materials

It is advisable to have previous notions of calligraphy, although it is not an essential requirement, since Silvia explains how to work with pens step by step.

As far as the materials are concerned, you need a soft pencil, sketch paper, quality textured paper, a pen, and India or tempera ink.


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2890 Students
214 Reviews
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Silvia Cordero Vega

A course by Silvia Cordero Vega

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Graphic Designer and Calligrapher

Silvia Cordero Vega trained as a graphic designer and calligrapher in her hometown, Buenos Aires, and in Europe and the United States, learning from prominent international calligraphers.

For almost three decades she has been promoting the craft and is heavily involved in projects for the development of calligraphy in Argentina and Latin America, taking workshops and conferences at universities, foundations, and associations around the world. Her clients include Casa Foa–the largest interior design fair in Argentina–, Papelera Palermo, and various foreign agencies, although a good part of her work is focused on personal projects with a social or artistic aspect. She is the author of Alfabetos, flora y fauna and Viaje en tiralíneas, and for more than 20 years she has shared her calligraphy knowledge through teaching.


Content

  • U1

    Travel itinerary: introduction

    • Check in: presentation
    • An own atlas: influences
    • Find a treasure
  • U2

    Calligraphic suitcase: the materials

    • Round the world: the line
    • Typologies: what, how and for what
    • Tin man: how to build it
    • Alchemy: means and supports
  • U3

    Good trip: the style

    • Starting point: soften the hand
    • First destination: basic exercises
    • Rhythmic tours
    • Earth in sight: lowercase letters (Part 1)
    • Earth in sight: lowercase letters (Part 2)
    • Other reliefs: capital letters
  • U4

    Confines: the scope of the line

    • The great contortionist: variations and postures
    • Off-road: FX
    • Other clues: plots and drawings
  • U5

    Runway: final piece

    • Landscapes: composition
    • Souvenir: travel poster
  • FP

    Final project

    • Calligraphy with tiraline

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Calligraphy with a Ruling Pen. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Silvia Cordero Vega

Calligraphy with a Ruling Pen

A course by Silvia Cordero Vega
Graphic Designer and Calligrapher. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined June 2017
  • 99% positive reviews (214)
  • 2890 students