Improve Your Handwriting
Ready for a handwriting makeover?
In 2013 PenDance will offer Handwriting Makeover™ online courses designed to help you improve the legibility of your handwriting, as well as teach you how to "dress up" your handwriting to make it look more "calligraphic."
This course is recommended for:
You don't have to use "fancy" tools like chisel-edge or pointed pens to create calligraphy! Our Handwriting Makeover course requires only "monoline" tools, like gel pens or pencils, so that you can concentrate on learning the letterforms rather than having to learn how to use a calligraphy tool as well. When you are comfortable with the letterforms then you can move on to more advanced calligraphy tools.
The course will be set up as a membership site, where you are given one new lesson each week for 10 weeks. Each lesson will provide video demonstrations as well as handwriting assignments for that week. There will be 3 styles of handwriting to choose from: Italic, Spencerian, or Copperplate.
Italic is recommended for students, medical professionals, and those who wish to improve their "everyday" handwriting. It can be written in either print or cursive (joined letters) form.
Copperplate and Spencerian are script styles recommended for those who wish to address formal wedding invitations, write in bridal books, or fill-in place cards or escort cards. Copperplate letterforms can be varied in so many ways, from highly-flourished to bouncy and fun! Spencerian is most related to the style your great-grandparents probably learned when they were in elementary school...a beautiful, flowing hand that is an American-born style. We can have fun creating fancy capitals in Spencerian as well, which is known as Ornamental Penmanship.
To receive notice when Handwriting Makeover is launched, please fill in the form below.
Special Discount Available!
Do you know someone who always receives compliments on his or her beautiful handwriting? If so, I have a special offer for you!
If you could obtain a sample of this person's pretty handwriting for me to use for teaching purposes in the Handwriting Makeover course, I will offer you a 50% discount on the first 3 months of your membership fee. The sample needs to be from someone who is known for lovely penmanship skills so that we can "dissect" what makes it eye-catching and special.
Studying samples of other people's penmanship will help students understand what makes handwriting attractive and a pleasure to read. We also might find some ideas we can incorporate into our own handwriting styles!
To participate in this offer, please download this Handwriting Sample form by clicking the link. Ask your friend to fill in his or her information and write the 3 pangram sentences that appear on the form. Then fill in your information and mail it to:
I'll email you a confirmation after I receive the sample. The more handwriting samples we can collect and study, the more ideas we can be inspired from!
Our Handwriting Makeover course will teach you to:
For brides, penmanship certainly takes on new
importance since there are so many
writing tasks involved before and after a wedding:
© 2012 Maureen Vickery. All rights reserved. This page last updated 02/21/2012.