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Title:
Calligraphy for kids
Author:
Winters, Eleanor.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Calligraphy vocabulary -- Tools and materials -- Getting ready to write -- Getting to know your pen -- Italic calligraphy, lowercase (minuscule) letters -- Italic calligraphy, capital letters -- Gothic calligraphy, lowercase (minuscule) letters -- Gothic calligraphy, capital letters -- A new pen position -- Uncial calligraphy -- Roman calligraphy, lowercase (minuscule) letters -- Roman calligraphy, capital letters -- Numbers and punctuation -- Writing a quote or a poem -- Border designs -- One-of-a-kind greeting cards -- Copy machine greeting cards -- Signs -- Party invitations.
Reading Level:
IG 990 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781402706646
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

For school, for art classes, for fun: this kid-friendly guide to the art of beautiful writing will be a hit anywhere. From the tools to the techniques to the really fantastic projects, everything has been chosen specifically with children in mind. Youngsters can use colorful, special felt-tipped pens called chisel-edged markers to produce great-looking letters. The guidelines (which can be photocopied) make it easier to get good results. Attractive pages, filled with brightly colored examples, get kids started with simple zigzags, and then move on to small and large italics, gothic lettering, uncial, and Roman calligraphy. Children will especially enjoy using their new skills to write down favorite poems, fashion border designs, and create greeting cards and invitations.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6-12. Winters' excellent, clearly explained guide to calligraphy begins with a survey of materials, a glossary, and suggestions on posture and pen and paper positions. Succinct chapters showing how to create a variety of alphabets follow. Winters, an art professor and calligraphist, folds fascinating history into her expert instructions. Her clean layouts showcase beautifully rendered examples and practical exercises, and appended worksheets can be copied for experiments. Final chapters that present ideas for creating handmade projects will be a hit with many young artists. An unusual, handsome resource that adults may want, too. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2005 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Calligraphy for Kids by Eleanor Winters demonstrates the basic strokes of calligraphy (with clear diagrams) along with its unique vocabulary. After teaching correct pen position (emphasized throughout), Winters demonstrates Italic, Gothic, Uncial and Roman calligraphy. Guide lines for each style and tips on decoration and punctuation round out this accessible how-to. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved