Online Class: Western Calligraphy

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Course Description

Western calligraphy is a great personal hobby. Calligraphy gives you the capability to personalize many items and gifts.
This Western Calligraphy course teaches you how to create beautiful calligraphy--even if you have no artistic experience. This course provides you with the expert guidance, HD Video tutorials, step-by-step directions, and hands-on activities with feedback so you can learn how to create a wide variety of calligraphy to suit any need or occasion. Each letter is broken down into easy-to-learn parts, until the complete letter is mastered.
You do not need drawing experience to do this course. Young and old can learn calligraphy. Once you learn beautiful calligraphy, you will be ready to share your creativity with the world through gifts, bazaars, craft shops, craft shows, home decor, trade shows, and more. You will be able to use your new-found calligraphy skills to draw amazing letters on cards, stationary, bags, memory pages in your scrapbooks, photo albums covers, clothing, walls, wood, frames, lunch bags, and many other surfaces. 
Today is the day for you to jump in and learn a new hobby that will enrich your life. Learning at home and at your own pace is what this course is all about. And best of all, Nancy is there for you everyday! So let's get started!
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (1,106 votes)

    Lesson 1: History of Calligraphy

    Calligraphy is the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush. 115 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete: Assignment 1A
    • Complete: Assignment 1B
    • Complete: Exam 1

    Lesson 2: Materials and Supplies

    Let's take a look at how writing and writing instruments evolved over time, beginning with the cave men and their chiseled stones, to the calligraphy pen we know today. 40 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 2A
    • Complete: Assignment 2B
    • Complete: Exam 2

    Lesson 3: Getting Started

    It is important to remember to pull the pen and not push it. 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 3
    • Complete: Exam 3

    Lesson 4: Uncial Calligraphy

    There are many varieties and ways of doing calligraphy. 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 4
    • Complete: Exam 4

    Lesson 5: Foundational Hand Calligraphy

    Sometimes calligraphy fonts can be so fancy, they are difficult to read. But foundational is clear and precise. 50 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 5A
    • Complete: Assignment 5B
    • Complete: Exam 5

    Lesson 6: Roman Rustic Calligraphy

    Roman Rustic capitals is an ancient Roman calligraphic script. 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 6
    • Complete: Exam 6

    Lesson 7: Versals Calligraphy

    Versals lettering is a serif style, which means it has detailed flemishes on the capital letters and "feet" -- or what we call slab serifs -- on the base of letterforms. 30 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 7
    • Complete: Exam 7

    Lesson 8: Batarde Calligraphy

    Batarde was a Gothic script used in France, the Burgundian Netherlands, and Germany during the 14th and 15th centuries. 50 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 8A
    • Complete: Assignment 8B
    • Complete: Exam 8

    Lesson 9: Italic Calligraphy

    Italic script is one of the most popular styles used in contemporary Western calligraphy, and is often one of the first scripts learned by beginning calligraphers. 50 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 9A
    • Complete: Assignment 9B
    • Complete: Exam 9

    Lesson 10: Copperplate Calligraphy

    Copperplate is a style of calligraphic writing that uses a pointed steel nib or quill to produce a style of lettering characterized by both thick and thin strokes. 50 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 10A
    • Complete: Assignment 10B
    • Complete: Exam 10

    Lesson 11: Gothic Calligraphy

    Gothic can be simple or quite elaborate. 50 Total Points
    • Lesson 11 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 11A
    • Complete: Assignment 11B
    • Complete: Exam 11

    Lesson 12: More and More Calligraphy

    In this lesson, you will learn how to write a paragraph. 27 Total Points
    • Lesson 12 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 12
    • Complete: Exam 12

    Lesson 13: Beyond the Alphabet and Chinese Calligraphy

    In this lesson, you will learn how to use your pen to draw animals and things in nature. 49 Total Points
    • Lesson 13 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 13A
    • Complete: Assignment 13B
    • Complete: Exam 13

    Lesson 14: Flourishes and Decoratives

    There is nothing more enjoyable than opening a card or invitation that has been handwritten with calligraphic letters and beautiful flourishes. 47 Total Points
    • Lesson 14 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 14A
    • Complete: Assignment 14B
    • Complete: Exam 14

    Lesson 15: Final Fonts and Calligraphy From Around the World

    In this lesson, we will touch on some other forms of calligraphy from a few more countries. 26 Total Points
    • Lesson 15 Video
    • Complete: Assignment 15
    • Complete: Exam 15

    Lesson 16: Onward and Upward

    There are hundreds of ways to use calligraphy, and here are some other ideas. 89 Total Points
    • Lesson 16 Video
    • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
    • Take Survey: Course Comments
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Assignment 16A
    • Complete: Assignment 16B
    • Complete: Exam 16
    • Complete: The Final Exam
    Total Course Points

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Describe the history of calligraphy.
    • Determine materials and supplies needed.
    • Describe and demonstrate uncial calligraphy.
    • Describe and demonstrate foundational hand calligraphy.
    • Describe and demonstrate Roman Rustic Calligraphy.
    • Describe and demonstrate Versals Calligraphy.
    • Describe and demonstrate Batarde Calligraphy.
    • Describe and demonstrate Italic Calligraphy.
    • Describe and demonstrate Copperplate Calligraphy.
    • Describe and demonstrate Gothic Calligraphy, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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    Course Title: Western Calligraphy
    Course Number: 9770438
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (1,106 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 1.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: Nancy Fillip
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $60.00

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