with Jim Bennett B.F.A., M.F.A.
Last updated: December, 2012
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Calligraphy means"beautiful writing." Calligraphy can be both a delight
to the eye and an inspiration to the spirit. In our technological age,
the appreciation for the art of calligraphy has grown incredibly. Calligraphy
is a fun hobby, a great business, and a creative art.
My Newest Book - Calligraphy For Creative Kids (and adults too!)
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This web site is dedicated
to helping people learn calligraphy.
We have been visited:
times since 1997
is an art that just about anyone can do. All you need is a pen and paper,
and you're ready to do calligraphy! Indeed, it requires very few materials
- you don't need very much space - and, since you can probably write anyway,
you already know the basics!
Calligraphy is an art form in which patience and
attention to detail are more important than artistic talent. That means
you don't have to be an "artist" to be good at calligraphy!
Calligraphy is a whole lot of fun and can be enjoyed
by young and old alike. I have had students as young as 7 years old and
as old as...(well, maybe I"d better leave that one unsaid!). It is one
of the most enjoyable skills that a person can acquire. In short, calligraphy
is really FUN!
There are some wonderfully gifted calligraphers
(see links) whose work can inspire us to strive for excellence. However,
no one should ever look at work of this calliber and conclude that there
is no room for amateurs. Remember, in the end, we are obligated to please
just one critic - ourselves.
There are a lot of ways that people can use use
their calligraphy. Just look at the list below of things you can create.
What's more, you'll have the opportunity to use your calligraphy skills
every time you write!
to Make $$$$
Visit my store for recommended materials: books, pens, and paper.
If you have any interest at all, I encourage you to get started right
now. I've even included a lesson that you can print on your printer. Click
here to go to the lesson.
Many people begin calligraphy merely as a hobby, but soon discover that
it can also turn into a lucrative source of income. There are lots of ways
to make money by doing calligraphy including announcements, certificates,
invitations, and restaurant menus. Click
here to see tips for making money with calligraphy.
NEWS FLASH! - First On The Web!
If you appreciate calligraphy,
you surely will enjoy visiting the sites in the Calligraphy Ring. If you
have a web site or can recommend a web site that has calligraphy on it
and you would like to see it become part of one of The Calligraphy Web Ring, please
use this link.
A Few Things You Can Create
Scriptures and inspirational quotations
And many other useful items
The Book Nook
books for learning calligraphy-
-Books that can be purchased on-line-
-Books that are my personal favorites-
-Books that will make learning fun-
Links, Rings, & Banners
Calligraphy Sets & Feather Quills at Executive Pens Direct
Check out the Math Help Wizard!
He has free videos and help with
Fractions - Decimals - Percents
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One Place to Get all Your Art & Calligraphy Supplies - Click Here
The Sightseer Train stops at this site.
Click here to ride to another art site.
The Hobby Train stops at this site.
Click here to ride to another hobby site.
Can Learn Calligraphy Online!
popular, completely hand-lettered book "You Can Do Calligraphy!" is now
online! This book has been in print since 1982 and has been used in several
schools. It is aimed at helping the beginner. Students comment that this
book, compared to the many other great books on calligraphy, makes learning
calligraphy the easiest and the most fun of all! Now you can access my
book right from the Internet!
calligraphy right online. "You Can Do Calligraphy!" will teach you how
to do 5 of the most popular alphabets: Italic, Blackletter (sometimes called
"Old English"), Roman, Bookhand, and Uncial (the most expressive of all).
It also contains projects you can do. In 10 easy lessons, you will learn
the basics so that you can progress quickly from a beginner to an intermediate
Click here to view the actual table
HERE to access the book
Click here for
information about me.
Contact me by
me your snail-mail address by E-mail and
I'll send you a post card with your name
and address done in calligraphy.