This simple guide to calligraphy teaches just the basics, allowing novices to jump right in and make their own wedding invitations, hand-label envelopes, write their own placecards, and explore their creative side.
JUDY DETRICK taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than thirty years, and developed the Graphic Arts Certificate Program there. Active in the Bay Area calligraphy community, she teaches regularly at several Bay Area venues and throughout Northern California, including the San Francisco Center for the Book. She served as editor of Alphabet, the Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy from 2007 to 2010. Her work is well represented in the Harrison Calligraphy Collection in Special Collections at the San Francisco Public Library.
"Long an admirer of her beautiful work, I'm delighted to see Judy
Detrick draw upon her knowledge and masteryof calligraphy, as well
as her extensive teaching experience, to write a book for
beginners. Judy's clear and practical instruction coupled with
gentle encouragement every step of the way makes this a good choice
for anyone to begin the journey into the fascinating world of
-- Susie Taylor, curator of the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy "This lovely manual introduces you to basic capital and lower-case letters, as well as pretty flourishes to customise your writing for any project or occasion"
--Creativity, Book of the Month Review