Principles of Brush Pen Calligraphy

A course by Ana Hernández , Graphic designer

Graphic designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2018

Get started in the chancery italic hand and free your stroke

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (117)
  • 2627 students

Get started in the chancery italic hand and free your stroke

A course by Ana Hernández

In Eastern cultures, calligraphy is an artistic form that relies on centuries of tradition but is still used today, demanding special training and dedication. In the West, on the other hand, it has occupied a second level, becoming an art practiced only by a few, among which is the designer and calligraphy specialist and lettering Ana Hernández. He currently teaches workshops and conferences on calligraphy, trying to expand and continue this beautiful practice.

In this course you will get the basic notions about calligraphy, learning the chancelloric italic style with which you can start practicing and releasing your stroke until you get an expressive style that identifies you and that you can capture in your compositions.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 19 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (117)
  • 2627 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 39m)
  • 19 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will create a poster measuring 40 x 60 cm, with a phrase made in calligraphy of approximately 15 words and drawn with the tool brush pen (which Ana will have taught you to use during the course).

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To designers, calligraphers or anyone passionate about letters who wants to enter the world of calligraphy.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is needed, just the desire to learn. Regarding the materials, you will need cotton paper, inks, a Parallel pen and brush tip pens.


2627 Students
117 Reviews
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Ana Hernández

A course by Ana Hernández

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Graphic designer

Ana Hernández is a graphic designer specializing in calligraphy and lettering . He currently collaborates independently in various visual identity projects, creating unique pieces and intervention of objects.

His work has been featured in various media such as Coolhunter, Molotow and national publications such as a! Design and other international ones such as The Typism book, from Australia or Lindes, from Argentina. He has also participated in various congresses, conferences and giving workshops, in addition to participating in different individual and collective exhibitions, national as in the Franz Mayer Museum and international as in the United States and Russia.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2


    • What is calligraphy?
    • Basics of calligraphy
    • Foreign Ministry italic calligraphy as a basic principle
    • Construction of lower case characters
  • U3

    Brush pen

    • Flexible tip tools
    • Inks and papers
    • Basic brush pen strokes
    • Low Box Characters
    • High box characters
  • U4

    Final composition

    • Initial path
    • Word creation
    • Ornaments and fusion of inks
    • Final Phrase Composition
  • FP

    Final project

    • Principles of Brush Pen Calligraphy

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Principles of Brush Pen Calligraphy. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Ana Hernández

Principles of Brush Pen Calligraphy

A course by Ana Hernández
Graphic designer. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined January 2018
  • 99% positive reviews (117)
  • 2627 students