English Calligraphy from A to Z

A course by Bego Viñuela Galarraga
Calligrapher. Bilbao, Spain.
On Domestika since 12/02/2014
, Calligrapher

Work the Copperplate calligraphy and revive the value of handmade letters

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English Calligraphy from A to Z

Work the Copperplate calligraphy and revive the value of handmade letters


  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (241)
  • 6104 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (2h 3m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Each letter reflects something in particular and expresses its own character, this is what Bego Viñuela -calígrafa and founder of the Bilbao Calligraphy workshop- discovered when entering the world of calligraphy. With 10 years of experience, she is recognized for specializing in English calligraphy or Copperplate and her work has led her to collaborate with brands such as Vogue, Mont Blanc, Guggenheim Bilbao, among others.

In this course you will learn to master and understand the English calligraphy without previous knowledge. Little by little you will learn to use the tools and you will draw uppercase and capital letters, until you complete a complete Copperplate alphabet.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. First steps
  • U3
    U3. Lowercase
  • U4
    U4. Capital letters
  • U5
    U5. Alternative letters and composition
  • U6
    U6. Techniques: watercolors and gouache
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by getting to know Bego Viñuela, who will show you some of his most representative works and will present what you will do during the course. In addition, you will see who are the calligraphers who inspire you and reference manuals.

You will briefly know the origin of the English calligraphy, to then delve into the materials and tools necessary for the course, including pens, inks, papers and toothpicks; and, also, Bego will give you some advice on guidelines, ergonomics and postures to work correctly.

You will start the first practice of the course: trace the lower case. You will see the basic features and how they join together, until you draw the entire tiny alphabet. Then you will continue with the capital letters, you will see its main features, you will learn letter by letter how to make them and how to join them with the lowercase ones.

From Bego's hand, you will continue learning alternative letters, numbers, signs and discover different ways of composing a text. In addition, it will teach you to write on dark papers and, also, to write with gouache and watercolor.

Finally, you will choose a phrase that you want to write on a sheet applying all the techniques learned.

What is this course's project?

You will choose a phrase, a poem or the lyrics of a song that you like to write it with the English calligraphy on a sheet.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To anyone who wants to start in this discipline and are curious about handmade things, graphic designers and illustrators who see in calligraphy the basis or complement of their projects.

What you need

To carry out this course it is not necessary to have previous knowledge, since Bego will teach you from scratch. On the materials, you will need a nib, toothpick, 80 gr paper and ink.


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Bego Viñuela Galarraga

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Bego Viñuela studied Fine Arts at the UPV / EHU, where she discovered the world of calligraphy, something that motivated her to take a master's degree in advanced typography at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Passionate about learning, research, and experimentation with calligraphy, she has traveled the world developing her technique and learning from the best national and international teachers.

Since 2013 she teaches all the techniques and possibilities offered by this discipline in her study and school Calligraphy Bilbao. In addition to her work as a teacher, she works for different brands and also makes invitations for weddings and events.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    First steps

    • History of English calligraphy
    • Materials and tools
    • Guidelines and ergonomics
  • U3

    Lowercase

    • Basic lowercase traits
    • Lowercase
    • Union of lowercase
  • U4

    Capital letters

    • Basic Features Uppercase
    • Warming the hand
    • Capital letters
    • Capitalization
  • U5

    Alternative letters and composition

    • Alternative letters
    • Numbers and signs
    • Composition
  • U6

    Techniques: watercolors and gouache

    • Write about dark backgrounds
    • Write with watercolor
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to English calligraphy or copperplate

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English Calligraphy from A to Z. A Calligraphy, and Typography course by Bego Viñuela Galarraga Best Seller

English Calligraphy from A to Z

A course by Bego Viñuela Galarraga
Calligrapher. Bilbao, Spain.
On Domestika since 12/02/2014
  • 100% Positive reviews (241)
  • 6104 students