On this page you will find several compiled examples of historic lessons produced by penmen from the turn of the 20th century. At the end of this page you can learn about Dr. Joe's interactive Ebook Script in the Copperplate Style and once you're done with that, check out David Grimes' online Engrosser's Script course: Dreaming in Script.
We highly recommend that you review these historic lessons and then consider each of these materials as you further your study of script.
Learn Engrosser's script from, Willis A Baird. These are scans of lessons from the old Business Educator magazine. There are some missing lessons but what is here is WELL worth the study effort.CLICK HERE
Learn Engrosser's script from EL Brown, one of the most versatile penman who ever lived. These are scans of lessons from an old American Penman magazine.CLICK HERE
Learn Ornamental script from one of the finest instructional books ever published on the subject, 'Lesson in Ornamental Penmanship' by PZ Bloser of The Zanerian College (Copies written by EA Lupfer) Published 1948CLICK HERE
Learn Engrosser's script from Joseph Galterio. The instructional pages were taken from Palmer's Penmanship Budget published in 1919. These fine exemplars have been out of print for many years.CLICK HERE
Learn Engrosser's script from OE Hovis, one of the most versatile penman who ever lived. These are scans of lessons from an old Business Educator magazine.CLICK HERE
Learn Engrosser's script from a true Master of the hand, Charlton V. Howe. These are scans of original specimens from my collection. There is no accompanying text; however, the instruction is self-explanatory.CLICK HERE
Learn Engrosser's script from the person who created the instructional pages in the Zanerian Manual, EA Lupfer. These are scans of lessons from the old Business Educator magazine.CLICK HERE
Learn Engrosser's script from the man himself, Charles P Zaner. These are scans of the original Zanerian Manual (1818). Later editions (1924 onwards) have the now famous script instructions penned by Zaner's student, EA Lupfer. This represents Zaner's own style of Engrosser's script.CLICK HERE
Written by Dr. Joseph M. Vitolo
This is the first interactive iBook for Copperplate-style Calligraphy made specifically for the Apple iPad. This is a free book available for immediate download. The multimedia instructional materials contained within will help both the novice and advanced students. The fundamentals of Copperplate calligraphy are the focus of this Book with particular emphasis on letterforms. In addition, advanced concepts including Needle Stitch Script, and Gilded Script are examined. This book is more than 80 pages are packed with instructional text, images and more than 35 videos presented in an interactive format that will allow the student of the art form to accelerate their learning. To download the iBook click HERE or on the image below.
Dreaming in Script is a 12-section online calligraphy training program created and taught by David Grimes of Masgrimes. This program takes students from a beginner level with the pointed pen all the way through letters, words, and small pieces in the American style of shaded writing known as Engrosser's Script.