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Calligraphy for Kids Hardcover – Apr 1 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (April 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402706642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402706646
  • Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 21.7 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 862 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,619,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr. 6-12. Winters' excellent, clearly explained guide to calligraphy begins with a survey of materials, a glossary, and suggestions on posture and pen and paper positions. Succinct chapters showing how to create a variety of alphabets follow. Winters, an art professor and calligraphist, folds fascinating history into her expert instructions. Her clean layouts showcase beautifully rendered examples and practical exercises, and appended worksheets can be copied for experiments. Final chapters that present ideas for creating handmade projects will be a hit with many young artists. An unusual, handsome resource that adults may want, too. Gillian Engberg
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"[An] accessible how-to." - Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christina Nelson on Dec 31 2013
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It was for my 9 year old granddaughter and she was able to get a good start to learning this art. How to sit, how to hold her pencil, direction of a stroke as well as different styles of calligraphy.
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If you are just starting out to learn Calligraphy I would recommend this book whether you are a kid or adult. I bought other books to learn Calligraphy but found this one is the best. 5 star.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fay Wilkinson on Nov. 22 2014
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great for adult beginners too
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By Linda M. on May 22 2015
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Very challenging and frustrating for a. 9-year old
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Great beginner book! Jan. 7 2010
By Patricia M. Barrett - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been doing calligraphy for years and lately I've taught some classes to interested beginners at a local art center and to my 9 year-old granddaughter. I find this book to be one of the best to use as a guide. It has everything a beginner needs to know ...with clear and concise instructions.
45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
beautiful & fun May 16 2005
By frank - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book and so does my daughter! There are so many wonderful ideas and everything is so simple to do. We're learning together, I highly recommend this book.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
calligraphy for set Dec 24 2011
By LucindaTN - Published on Amazon.com
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I will be teaching calligraphy to students in 2nd - 8th grade this summer and this will be the book I use with them. It is easy to follow. It has levels of difficulty, sheets to follow and can be bought at a reasonable price.
47 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Great for beginners, young and old! March 15 2008
By H. Sutcliffe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this for my 8 yr old, (who is admittedly a fantastic reader, well above her grade level, so you'll have to be the judge of your child's ability) she loves it! It is well organized and the language is simple without talking down to the kids, so an adult just beginning can learn a lot from this book, too. It's recommended for grades 4 and up, but my daughter is grade 2 and does fine with it.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
easy to follow June 2 2010
By S.K. Wells - Published on Amazon.com
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Though written for kids, I believe that adults will also find this book helpful. It does not talk down to you, and it gives clear and easy to understand information and directions. Because I had some practice in calligraphy before I began using this book (and because I'm impatient), I do not take it as slowly as the book suggests. I also do not bother with the guide sheets, but whether you do or not depends on how perfect you want your writing to be. Part of the reason I don't use the guide sheets is because I already have a calligraphy marker, and it is not the correct size for the sheets. However, they might be helpful (I wouldn't know, I've never used them :D). I also do not think it is necessary to switch to an actual calligraphy pen; at least, not right away. The markers work just fine, and are less messy. Other than this, the book is very helpful, and, as I said before, easy to follow.


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