The Calligraphic Line, Part 2


The cola can pen remains one of my favorite writing instruments. It is capable of so many things, from rough to smooth, from thin to thick, from splattered to refined. I will show you how I use the pen and then define some principles by which you can develop your own gestural scripts without imitating other calligraphers. Script is, after all, a very personal form of expression. But finding your own voice is not always easy when there are amazing posts on Instagram every day that might exert a powerful influence over your work. We will look at this problem very closely and see how you can create your own gestural style. Validity: 180 days

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9 Lessons


Welcome letter

Handouts, including assignment

Video lessons

Student Gallery

Brody Short Films


Material Includes

  • Handouts, including Assignment
  • Recorded lessons
  • Videotutorial Cola Pen

Enrolment validity: 180 days


  • Cola can pen (video tutorial included)
  • Sumi ink
  • 3 sheets good quality paper with a bit of texture, weight160gm – 220gm (Rives BFK, Fabriano 5 and Saunders Waterford are good)
  • Reading tip: “The Splendour of Islamic Calligraphy” by Abdelkebir Khatibi and Mohammen Sijelmassi or any text on the origins of Islamic calligraphy.


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