Lettering with the Speedball B Nib

calligraphy classes jane Sep 12, 2022

Homework Hashtag: #kcaspeedball

You've been introduced to the square Speedball A nib with Hill House Script, but now it's time to explore the Speedball B nib. Its tip has a round appearance as opposed to a square shape. In this class, you will learn how to make your own variations and make a unique A-Z pattern!

Topics Covered: 

  • All about the speedball nibs
  • Warm-up Exercises
  • Variations to the letters
  • Making an A-Z pattern

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to www.kallicampacademy.com
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Different Calligraphy Scripts


Materials Needed:

  • B nib (half size is closer in size to the A-1 we've used before)
  • straight pen holder
  • ink of your choice
  • printed warm-up sheets
  • printed grid sheets

Homework Challenge:

Want to see our student's homework? Search the hashtag #kcaspeedball on Instagram. Be sure to check out #kallicampacademy for hundreds of posts from our student portfolio.

 Instructor: Jane Matsumoto

Website: www.ginkgoarts.com

Instagram: @ginkgoarts

Facebook: @ginkgoarts


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