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Calligraphy for Kids
     

Calligraphy for Kids

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by Eleanor Winters
 

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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 fantastic projects, everything has been chosen specifically for children. Youngsters can use special, colorful, felt-tipped pens called chisel-edged markers to produce great-looking letters. The guidelines

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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 fantastic projects, everything has been chosen specifically for children. Youngsters can use special, colorful, felt-tipped pens called chisel-edged markers to produce great-looking letters. The guidelines 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 enjoy using their new skills to write down favorite poems, fashion border designs, and create greeting cards and invitations.

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Publishers Weekly
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. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Calligraphy is not just for grown-ups—it is for children too! Hundreds of books have been written about the delicate art form of calligraphy, but not many have been written to teach children how to do calligraphy. This complete book is perfect for a child who is interested in this type of art form. Children will be able to master four different types of calligraphy when they follow the step-by-step directions. Adults will also be able to learn calligraphy, although the book is geared toward children. The directions are simple enough that any child who wants to learn how to use calligraphy will be able to master this art form with practice, after using this book. The guides are large, and simple to understand. The keystrokes are well defined, and easily understood how to form each letter of the alphabet. The book also talks about the history of calligraphy, calligraphy vocabulary, how to practice calligraphy, and what to do and make once the skill has been mastered. 2004, Sterling Publishing Co, Ages 8 to 14.
—Nicole Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402739125
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
60,435
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
IG990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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Calligraphy for Kids 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 6 year old daughter and we both absolutely love it. It's extremely clear on everything. The book illustrates the right and wrong ways on things such as spacing and letter size wonderfully. Although it's definitely geared towards kids, I would recomend this to anyone that is just starting out with calligraphy and would like a clear and simple guide.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was billed as a how-to book for children learning calligraphy, including various projects that could be done. I find it more of a lettering guide similar to others on the market. There is nothing wrong with this book, but it is not what I expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago