to your questions about different scripts and using calligraphy for creative projects. Here are the reliable answers you need to build confidence and produce rewarding results. Step-by-step tips and techniques help you learn and improve important skills. Questions include:Why do I need to measure the angle of pen strokes accurately? Does copperplate hand use a different technique to traditional western styles? I want to write my own wedding invitations - are there some guidelines about layout and style? Includes chapters on: tools and equipment, organising your workspace, basic strokes, calligraphy styles, flourishes and swashes, composition and layout, using colour free-form lettering, embellishments and borders and designing and finishing.
The Abbey Studio, established by Maryanne Grebenstein in 1982, is a professional calligraphy studio that produces hand lettered documents as well as offering calligraphy courses. Maryanne teaches this ancient craft at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, at MassArt, and as a visiting artist at The Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C. From 2003-2009, Maryanne was a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.