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  • Item #: 033144
    ISBN: 9781842298008
    Retail: $29.99
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    Calligraphy means "beautiful writing" and this craft box set will help you discover this beautiful art form. This set is perfect for a creative individual who would like to get everything needed to start learning calligraphy. The pack comes complete with a hardcover instruction book, a Chinese paintbrush, pen holder and nibs, ink reservoirs, three small bottles of black ink, and metallic foils. The 64-page, full-color book provides an introduction to the European style of calligraphy in a very thorough and concise manner. You will learn how to use the equipment provided and how to master basic techniques. Six different styles of the alphabet are displayed for use in the many suggested projects. Learning fine penmanship has never been so much fun! ~ elise

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  • Item #: 023268
    ISBN: 9780982776261
    Retail: $29.95
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       You’re never too old, or young, to begin learning to write calligraphy, and this book is a great step-by-step product to get you started. You can use alongside the Getty-Dubay Handwriting series for K-8 (beginning with 2nd grade) or as a stand-alone program to learn the art of calligraphy. This 64-page book is the collaboration of Inga Dubay and a group of Portland State teachers over the course of 3 years and includes instruction for writing with edged pens, italic calligraphy, and the history of the art form. 13 introductory pages explain what you will be doing in the remaining pages. There are 20 worksheets for use with a 3.5 mm nib and 9 worksheets for use with 2mm nib. 17 historical charts show the progression of letter formation since the Roman era. Ruled line pages and blank historical charts are found in the back and are the only pages that may be copied. Pages follow a progression; students practice strokes, lowercase letter families, formal capital letters, then copy Hindu-Arabic numerals, poems, quotes, Greek & Latin root words, and 50 most used English words. Use what you have learned to make beautiful cards & letters to give as thoughtful gifts.

      There are some great resources at the author’s website, handwritingsuccess.com. Helpful videos will take you through the worksheets in the book and a worksheet generator lets you make your own practice worksheets in both the 3.5mm and 2mm nib sizes.  

      The author asks that you, “Slow down, enjoy the process of calligraphy, and fall in love with letters along the way!” ~ Donna

  • Item #: 049825
    ISBN: 9781602201132
    Retail: $12.95
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       Chinese calligraphy is beautiful and ancient. Whether you are an art student studying the language or culture, travelling abroad or perhaps just have an interest in an introduction to writing Kaishu, this book offers clear instruction & illustrations. Kaishu is the standard script in Chinese calligraphy. Learn about famous Chinese calligraphers like Wang Xizhi (303-361) who was known as the calligraphy sage of his time. The historical information in here is fascinating! It really makes you want to learn more about writing the characters. Color photos of ancient texts are found throughout. Then you get ready to write and gather your materials: a writing brush, ink stick, paper and ink stone. Everything is important, from your posture to your mood. It will take a lot of practice, but the most basic strokes are clearly explained and shown followed by pages and pages of exercises. You may want to make your own grid paper with lines in each box for practice as shown in the book. I like this book for a middle or high school student, or even an adult, with an interest in the topic. It’s quite well done! 8.5x11”, 80pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 034165
    ISBN: 9781402739125
    Retail: $9.95
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    If your child wants to jazz up their writing style with calligraphy, start with this fantastic beginner manual. This 128-page book will take you step-by-step though everything that you will need to know about the fine art of calligraphy. Illustrations, art work examples, and diagrams on every page complement the text. To get started, you'll need to purchase calligraphy markers and pens and have a supply of scrap paper to practice on. The book teaches you calligraphy vocabulary and shows you proper technique. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be on your way to learning different styles of writing, such as italic, gothic, uncial, and roman calligraphy. You'll also learn how to form numbers and punctuation. At the end, great ideas are provided to help you use your new skill to make greeting cards, invitations and border designs. Watch as your child's handwriting goes from readable to beautiful. ~ Elise

  • Item #: 064412
    ISBN: 9781250016324
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95


      Beautiful fonts with inspiring words are everywhere in the world of art, craft and home décor: things like wedding ideas, wall art, cards, invitations, family trees and more. Create personalized pieces and maybe even start up a business yourself! There are loads of projects for you or your students/children to try and do yourself. These are ideas for the person who has some calligraphy experience or perhaps already has lovely handwriting. You will be using flexible metal dip pen nibs with pointed tips (these are the kind you dip into an ink well). Check out item numbers 004835, 004747 and 041669. Don’t worry if this is a new instrument to you, there is a lot of great guidance & practice here specifically about this tool and what type of paper will work best. Once you get the hang of the pen and ink, you move onto some intermediate practice & projects like using watercolors and white paint (on dark paper) as your ink! This looks soooo pretty! The book is full of useful tips along the way. Learn envelope etiquette and then “go modern” and digitize your calligraphy. Project ideas include lots of wedding accessories, cupcake toppers, wrapping paper, chalkboard menus, greeting cards, note card sets, recipe card organizers, stationery, thank you cards and sticker seals. I love the idea of a student making gifts to share or even creating a product to sell! There are lots of lessons for a high school student starting their own micro business too! 8.5x9.5”, 184pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 066779
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  • Item #: 046849
    ISBN: 9780823033461
    Retail: $24.99
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  • Item #: 056368
    ISBN: 9781607107576
    Retail: $15.95
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    What's handier than an instructional workbook when you want to learn and practice calligraphy? A card deck. Yes, really! Just set your card up by your paper/pad and you have your alphabet right before your eyes as you practice. This Visual Deck Set provides 50 (4" x 6") color-coded, rounded-edge cards. There are about 20 double-sided instructional cards and then the remaining thirty cards illustrate various "hands" (i.e. fonts for those us more familiar with word processing). Take for instance the Chancery Cursive cards. There is one card which shows the uppercase letters (A-K on front side; L-Z on back side) along with a useful pen angle designation. There's another card for the lowercase letters. The instructional cards include material such as preparing and positioning the work surface, understanding the broad pen, flourishes and borders, designing a quote, and more. The set of cards in its handy, flip-lid box also includes a professional calligraphy fountain pen with two interchangeable nibs and three ink cartridges (black, blue, and red). ~ Janice

  • Item #: 011176
    Retail: $9.30
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  • Item #: 049107
    ISBN: 9780764161155
    Retail: $23.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Both beginner and advanced calligraphy students will appreciate this thorough, comprehensive guide. It differs from others on the market by walking you through 14 key alphabets: letter-by-letter, stroke-by-stroke. The book begins with a detailed "Getting Started" section, which introduces students to the pens, brushes, paper, inks, and other tools used in calligraphy. Next, the main section of the book provides detailed instructions for writing the letters of 14 alphabets, including Uncial capitals, Roman capitals, Carolingian capitals and lowercase, formal italic capitals and lowercase, Gothic capitals and lowercase, and others. Each alphabet style chapter begins with a definition and brief historical background for the particular alphabet, followed by the alphabet itself (in large type, for easy reference and tracing). Then the chapter provides step-by-step instructions for writing each letter of the alphabet. Numbered strokes, color photos showing pen position, helpful tips, and practice exercises are also included. A special chapter covers numbers and symbols. The last section of the book is devoted to embellishments, namely, experimenting with color and gold. Photos and detailed instructions show you how to combine colors with lettering and achieve gold leaf effects with gold paints, imitation gold leaf, and gold powders. Vivid color illustrations are included throughout, and an index is located in the back. 256 pgs, hc spiral. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 066780
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  • Item #: 041734
    Retail: $11.25
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    Learning calligraphy? Practice your handwriting in this notebook that provides upper and lower case letters to practice, some words to model, and lots and lots of lined pages. If using a nib, tools needed include a nib holder, a pointed nib for Copperplate lettering, a broad-edged nib for Italic lettering and an ink bottle (try item #041736.) Or you can keep it simple and use a calligraphy marker. The lines are pretty close together, requiring a fine hand to write pretty small (8mm.) A dotted midline helps with lower case letters. Also included are 16 labels (6x4cm) with various colored borders and 3 faint dotted lines. You could use these as address labels or gift tags. Instructions are in English and German. Sc, 40pp, 6.5x8.5". ~ Sara

  • Item #: 068475
    ISBN: 9781771324557
    Retail: $34.99
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  • Item #: 024014
    ISBN: 9781600584060
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    This kit includes everything the beginning calligrapher needs. The 32-page lesson book offers basic information about the art of calligraphy, including tips on handling the pen, using suitable paper, and mastering the calligraphy strokes. The book does not include your typical lessons, but instead portrays several complete upper and lower case alphabets in different calligraphy styles. Before each style is portrayed, several practice strokes are given to help you familiarize yourself with the basic strokes you'll need to complete that style of writing. Then the complete alphabet is given, once showing the strokes so you can easily follow along, and once without so you can see what the finished letters should look like. Numerals are also covered in the back of the book. Included in the kit is a calligraphy pen with 3 different nibs (tips), 8 ink cartridges in varying colors, 3 felt tip calligraphy markers, calligraphy paper as well as a pad of practice paper, and a guideline sheet. - Melissa

  • Item #: 053856
    ISBN: 9780804841047
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.50
    Every journey begins with a single step…or, in calligraphy's case, stroke. Unlike many how-to books that show stroke order once and much of the rest is practice, this book has a bit more content. It begins by showing how the characters were originally written and how they have evolved over time. It then discusses the rules of writing the characters, such as starting points and size. Then it introduces some radicals, which are always components of larger characters and can help make sense of them. For example, the water radical plus the character for eye means "tears". The three following chapters cover tools, proper writing position, and styles. The book finishes strong by showing how to create the eight strokes which make up all characters and giving some words to practice writing. Throughout the book there are also games and practice exercises, such as disassembling each character by stroke and having you put it together correctly. A CD is included that animates concepts in the book, plays audio and video recordings of correct pronunciation and setup, and offers more games. None of the concepts are overly complicated, and the book is written in larger print and fairly basic sentences with plenty of pictures and practice pages to illustrate. Created by He Zhilong and Guillaume Olive. 95 pgs, spiral-bound hardcover. - Janine
  • Item #: 028154
    ISBN: 9780876780916
    Retail: $23.95
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    This book is for anyone who wants to improve their handwriting or learn calligraphy. By the same authors as the Italic Handwriting series (see description), the format of this book is very similar. Throughout the pages, students will practice basic italics, numerals and punctuation, formal italics, chancery italics, cursive italics, and some variations and design ideas. After a short introduction to the art of italics, the pages thereafter are filled with letters, words, and sentences for you to practice on. The text is given on every other line, with the lines in between blank for you to copy the letters onto. Notes in the margin offer helpful tips and reminders for your calligraphic writing. By the time you reach the end of this book, you should have beautifully developed penmanship. - Melissa

  • Item #: 066772
    Retail: $8.50
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  • Item #: 066773
    Retail: $8.50
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  • Item #: 066774
    Retail: $8.50
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
  • Item #: 046859
    ISBN: 9781607748564
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 041732
    Retail: $25.95
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    An elegant and ancient art form, calligraphy is not only challenging, but relaxing. The key is having the right tools and lots of practice. This quality calligraphy set features a wood handled nib holder and 6 calligraphy nibs for dipping into ink (3 types for flourishing letter styles and 3 various widths for gothic letter styles). Nibs slide into the holder and back out when finished using. Grab a jar of calligraphy or India ink and some smooth parchment paper and then let the creative inking flow! ~ Emily

  • Item #: 066771
    Retail: $8.50
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  • Item #: 011181
    ISBN: 9780963153210
    Retail: $22.71
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    Everything a beginner needs to know about italic calligraphy! Capital and lowercase letters are presented in groups: straight, branching, elliptical, diagonal, and so on. Numbers, punctuation, italic variations, spacing, and consistency are also discussed. There are twenty removable practice pages and seven removable lining guides. Lining guides are placed underneath white paper to help you maintain a straight line and a proper slant. Helpful information (such as standard layouts and designs, formal vs. informal invitations, when to use abbreviations, etc) is provided so you can start your own envelope, invitation, and greeting card projects! The kit includes three calligraphy markers (black/fine, green/extra fine, red/broad).

  • Item #: 026219
    ISBN: 9780486418049
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    This book is ideal for anyone who is seriously interested in calligraphy. It is a straight-forward approach to calligraphy in just ten lessons. After an introduction to calligraphy and the materials you will need (although this book details the correct ink, pencils, pens, rulers, etc. you may just choose to use a calligraphy pen for simplicity), the first lesson teaches you how to make the basic strokes. The next four lessons introduce the entire lowercase alphabet, divided by similar letter shapes. Then a chapter is devoted to spacing, connections, and words before moving on to the lessons on capital letters and numbers and punctuation. The llast two lessons provide more information about materials, corrections, and suggestions for using your newfound skills. Please note that this book provides only instruction - there are no lines for you to practice on in the book. You will need to work on a separate pad of paper (graph paper is suggested for a few of the pages). - Melissa

  • Item #: 071508
    Retail: $24.95
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  • Item #: 025048
    Retail: $11.41
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    This paper pad contains 50 sheets of 9" x 12" paper (19 lb). The paper is ideal for italic calligraphy practice as the sheets are pre-printed with practice rule and black slanted gridlines. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 062599
    ISBN: 9781771323109
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 001559
    Retail: $6.40
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  • Item #: 008449
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  • Item #: 008451
    Retail: $6.40
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