Calligraphy for Creative Kids
(lulu.com, July 14, 2012)
Calligraphy means "beautiful writing," and this book will show you how to do it. All you have to do is follow the easy, trace and copy examples! This how-to, beginner's instruction book is written mainly with "creative kids" in mind (age 10 and up) but will help anyone of any age to develop skill in this art! The book, penned entirely in a calligraphic hand, begins with an explanation of how to select the right pens, inks, and paper. Next, it introduces you to the Italic alphabet, a beautiful and highly versatile alphabet. After that, there are sections on Blackletter (particularly useful for certificates) and drawn letters. The book ends with an impressive list of creative projects the reader can work on. This is a simple, straight-forward and profusely illustrated calligraphy practice book. The author, Jim Bennett, wrote Calligraphy For Dummies and is also the founder of the Calligraphy WebRing. His website is studioarts.net.