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Lessons in Calligraphy and Penmanship
Flourishing

Welcome to the IAMPETH Lessons pages. Here you will find a wealth of material for learning calligraphy and penmanship. Cursive handwriting, Ornamental Penmanship, Copperplate, Spencerian script - we have lessons on these and much more.

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Flourishing with Pointed Pen   Example

Flourishing, taken from The New Spencerian Compendium
The Principles of Flourishing, taken from Gems of Penmanship
Bird Flourishing, E.L. Brown
Bird Flourishing - The Effect of Eye Position, Bird flourish by E.A. Lupfer, modified by Dr. Joseph Vitolo
Hand Positions for Flourishing
How to hold the pen
Bird Flourish, W.E. Dennis
Bird Flourish, H.S. Blanchard
Flourish, H.S. Blanchard
Bird Flourish, F.B. Courtney
Bird Flourish, F.B. Courtney
Bird Flourish, H.S. Blanchard
Bird Flourish, H.P. Behrensmeyer
The Clinton Clark Scrapbook, Clinton Clark
ADOBE PDF  Bible Pearls of Promise, Real Pen-Work Publishing, 1867
ADOBE PDF  Gems of Flourishing, Charles Paxton Zaner, 1888
Video  A Christmas Flourish, Heather Victoria Held

Study as much as you practice.
Know what you want to execute.
Use only the best materials.
Keep your pens very clean.
Watch your slant carefully.
Master one style at a time.
Sit up, don't slouch, and breathe regularly.

- Louis Madarasz (view image)

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